Give Kids The World 20th Anniversary

This week marks the 20th Anniversary of Give Kids The World, a non profit organization (with a **** Charity Navigator rating) dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses whose one wish is to visit Disney World, see Mickey Mouse, swim with the dolphins, meet Spiderman, or any other amazing dream that involves a Central Florida attraction. It’s an incredible organization that I’ve been fortunate enough to be involved in over the course of the last year.

There will be lots of celebrating going on this week including the making of the World’s Largest Ginger Bread Man, a giant game of Candy Land (also a world record), and a parade at the Magic Kingdom for the wish children and their families (and a few celebrity guests). Hopefully it will make quite a splash in the news.

I’d really like to see how far the coverage of this momentous event travels. So if you see a news paper article or a story on the local or cable news, please come back and comment with the city, state, and what you drew from the coverage.

As the week goes on, I’ll be updating this thread and posting more examples of the coverage the Give Kids The World 20th Anniversary has received so far.

Articles:
Student revisits Give Kids The World 9 years after his own wish.

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2 thoughts on “Give Kids The World 20th Anniversary

  1. John Frost

    Make A Wish is just one of over 250 organizations that send wish children to the Give Kids The World Village. The wish foundations take care of the transportation and GKTW takes care of the rooms, food, ticket media, and fun! But they are completely separate organizations.

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