After reaching our $1 million goal for Give Kids The World Village (GKTW) in 2023, we’re excited to keep the momentum going in 2024 with our Service Day, Gala, Silent Auction, and much more!

2024 Give Kids The World Initiatives

About GKTW | Volunteer | Gala | Sponsorships | Silent Auction | Friends & Family | Stories | 2023 Initiatives

About Give Kids The World Village

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About Give Kids The World Village

One of less than 1% of all U.S. charities to receive Charity Navigator’s highest rating 17 years in a row, Give Kids The World Village is an 89-acre, whimsical nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides children with critical illnesses and their families from around the world with magical week-long wish vacations at no cost.

More than 30,000 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with a critical illness each year, and half of those who are eligible for a wish choose to visit Orlando. Give Kids The World is the nonprofit that fulfills all of these wishes. From life’s simple pleasures to the stuff that dreams are made of, every wish family is treated to an all-inclusive experience including transportation; accommodations; all meals and snacks; nightly entertainment; donated theme park tickets; daily gifts; and non-stop fun at the Village, a storybook destination all its own – featuring an array of accessible rides and attractions. Since 1986, nearly 200,000 wish children and their families from all 50 states and 77 countries have been welcomed to the Village to laugh together, play together, and create priceless memories away from hospital stays and medical treatments.

Give Kids The World’s mission to create the happiness that inspires hope for wish families is made possible by the generosity of caring corporate partners and individual donors. For more information, visit www.gktw.org.

Service Day and Volunteer Registration

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Service Day and Volunteer Registration

We invite you to participate in the WCI 2024 GKTW Service Day on Saturday morning before the WCI 2024 Conference begins – Saturday, August 17, 2024. There will be both Indoor and outdoor volunteer opportunities are available. Whether you prefer to volunteer at the Marriott or travel out to Give Kids The World, we are extremely excited to bring this opportunity back to the WCI community. The service day is a wonderful opportunity to network with fellow workers’ compensation and insurance professionals. Thank you on behalf of the entire WCI Spirit to Serve Committee for planning to take time out of your Saturday to join hundreds of your industry peers for such a worthy cause. We trust you will find it to be a most rewarding experience. More details are coming soon!

2024 Registration
Online registration for the 2024 Service Day will open on June 17, 2024!

Special Hotel Rates
Special Hotel rates of $99 at the Marriott World Center for Friday and Saturday nights will be given to those who register for the conference and participate in the Give Kids the World event. To make a reservation, please click here and enter “Volunteer” in the Reg ID Number field when prompted.

Gala

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2024 Give Kids The World Superhero Gala

Purchase 2024 Gala Tickets

Unleash your inner superhero at the 2024 WCI Give Back Gala benefiting Give Kids The World! The Gala will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2024 at the Orlando World Center Marriott and includes a delectable dinner, live entertainment, an exclusive silent auction, and more.

Mark your calendars and assemble your squad for a night of super-powered fun and giving back at the 2024 WCI Give Back Gala, where everyday heroes unite to make a difference in the lives of children. Together, we can be the superheroes these kids deserve.

Entertainment
Join us for a night of heroic fun and philanthropy with entertainment that will keep you powered up all night long.

Strike a pose with legendary superheroes and capture WCI memories at our photo booth.

Attire
Attire for the evening is all about channeling your inner hero or villain. Whether you choose to don bright colors to represent your heroic side or embrace the dark side in black, the choice is yours. From formal attire to cosplay, come dressed to impress and ready to immerse yourself in the superhero world.

Don’t forget to collect our “Capes for Kids” and limited edition GKTW Hero buttons to wear proudly to show your support for Give Kids The World throughout WCI Institute Conference.

Pricing
Individual tickets are $100 each. To purchase Gala tickets, please click here.

Special Hotel Rates
Special Hotel rates of $99 at the Marriott World Center for Friday and Saturday nights will be given to those who register for the conference and participate in the Give Kids the World event. To make a reservation, please click here and enter “Volunteer” in the Reg ID Number field when prompted.

Gala Sponsorships

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Gala Sponsorships

Purchase 2024 Gala Sponsorship

Current 2024 Gala Sponsors

Join us and showcase your superpower by being a sponsor this year! We are calling on industry sponsors to help sponsor the Gala, supporting Give Kids The World Village.

 


Silent Auction

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Silent Auction

How to Donate
Please fill out the Silent Auction Donation Form below and email a picture of the item to Robin Fielding at rfield627@aol.com. If you have any questions regarding your donation, please feel free to contact Robin at the above email or call/text at (954) 261-9535. If your donation is a duplicate, Robin will contact you and discuss suggestions of an alternative item.

Silent Auction Suggested Items:

  • Jewelry
  • Purses
  • Apple products
  • PlayStation or like item
  • Speakers
  • Headphones
  • Concerts Tickets/Experiences
  • Theme parks Tickets/Experiences
  • Whiskeys
  • Bourbons
  • Any High End Liquors
  • Wine
  • Food experiences
  • Dining items
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Gourmet Baskets
  • Luggage
  • Water Toys
  • Makeup
  • Skincare
  • Signed Memorabilia
  • Sports Event Tickets
  • Vacation/Hotel Stays

Auction Commitment Form / Donor Information

Please ship your donation to:
Terry Melton​​​​ | Paralegal
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.
255 South Orange Avenue, Suite 900, Orlando, FL, 32801

Friends & Family

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Friends & Family Program

2024 Friends & Family Donations

Through the WCI F&F Program, individuals and companies are encouraged to create a team page to help our fundraising efforts for Give Kids The World. While the success of our event relies primarily on the generous company sponsorships received throughout the WCI industry, the F&F Program was created for the individuals and friends within each company who also wish to donate to our overall cause… $5, $10, $25, etc. Every donation counts and helps us reach our goal. Once a team page is created, a link to your team page can be shared with your “Friends & Family” to help raise money for the kids and families of the Village and WCI’s overall goal for 2024.

Give Kids The World relies on the generosity and compassion of partners like WCI and caring individuals like you, and contributions in any amount will be greatly appreciated. Those who make a contribution will receive a special thank you letter from the Village. On behalf of WCI, the Spirit to Serve Committee, Give Kids The World Village, and the countless families around the world served by this remarkable nonprofit, thank you for your consideration.

GKTW Stories

Last Year’s Efforts

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2023 GKTW Initiatives

Dear WCI,

On behalf of Give Kids The World Village, thank you to the Workers’ Compensation Institute (WCI) and its members for helping us fulfill our mission to create happiness, inspire optimism and ignite an enduring sense of hope in the hearts of critically ill children and their families from around the world during magical week-long, cost-free wish vacations in our whimsical nonprofit resort.

Over the past 10 years, WCI companies and associations have raised more than $1 million for the Village – including a record $218,000 in 2023 under the leadership of the WCI Spirit to Serve Committee. In addition, more than 600 WCI volunteers devoted their time, talent and passion completing 25 service projects last year at the Village to ensure every family enjoys a joyful, truly unforgettable wish experience.

With a record number of wish families now visiting the Village each month, the need for funding has never been greater. As we celebrate 38 years of spreading joy and changing lives, please help us keep founder Henri Landwirth’s promise to never turn a wish child away by participating in WCI volunteer and fundraising activities in 2024.

We are grateful beyond words for WCI’s tremendous support and look forward to seeing you soon in The Place Where Happiness Inspires Hope.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart,

Pamela Landwirth
President & CEO
Give Kids The World Village

2023 GKTW Initiatives: By The Numbers

  • Amount raised – $218,000
  • Number of volunteers – 600+
  • Gala attendees – 600+
  • Gala sponsors – 63
  • Companies at the service day – 107
  • Number of workhours – 2 Months
  • “The 2023 WCI, Give Kids the World charity event was a huge success! Over 600 volunteers showed up to volunteer and participate in over 25 service projects, which were all going on at the same time. What we were able to accomplish in 2.5 hours would have taken the village 2 months to accomplish with their limited manpower. Furthermore, our Gala and fundraising efforts which included sponsorships from over 63 WCI companies, along with our much-anticipated silent auction and family and friends’ program, raise over $218,000 dollars this year; which allowed us to hit our $1 Million dollar mark in total funds raised for the village over a 10 year span. A special thanks to everyone who played a part in our event this year. The village and more importantly, the kids and families who will benefit from the donated time and money you gave, truly appreciate it. (More than you may realize). Thank you! We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!” – Doug Clark, AVP Client Services, Sedgwick Claims Management Services

WCI 2023: GKTW Service Day Photos
WCI 2023: GKTW Gala Photos