As fans of Walt Disney’s theme parks, we know the joy it brings to families of all shapes and sizes. That’s why many Disney fans support Give Kids The World, a top-rated non-profit whose sole mission is to grant magical Central Florida theme park vacations… Read More »O-Town MacDown this Saturday, fantastic food for a great cause
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Each year Disney’s community of volunteer cast members head back to the communities where they live and play and help charities and nonprofits that are near and dear to their hearts. These “VoluntEARS” spend countless hours on community initiatives such as mentoring students, organizing donations… Read More »Disney VoluntEARS work leads to real dollars for local charities
Do you love mac-n-cheese? Does your mac-n-cheese have a secret ingredient that sets it above the rest? Join Give Kids The World (GKTW) for the inaugural O-Town MacDown and enjoy an afternoon of fun and food the whole family will enjoy! Come stuff your face… Read More »O-town MacDown a Delicious Fundraiser for Give Kids The World
Give Kids The World is introducing a new event this year. The “O’Town Mac Down,” is a mac-and-cheese cook-off at the Orange County Convention Center on Saturday, August 23rd. It will be fun for the whole family and support a great cause – Give Kids… Read More »A Delicious Way to Support Give Kids The World – O-Town Mac Down
Long time readers of The Disney Blog may remember that I worked at Give Kids The World from 2005 to 2009. As you might expect, it was rewarding work making once in a lifetime dreams come true for children. Unfortunately, life-threatening illnesses don’t go away when the economy tanks and the need for GKTW Village remains.
Last week, I was invited back to tour the village as part of Blogger Bash 2013. A group of about 50 bloggers, some coming in from other states, were able to see many of the resort’s features and experience a little of what the GKTW’s many thousands of volunteers provide on a daily basis.
The families that visit Give Kids The World are given the chance to escape from the troubles & treatments that surround them as they face the challenge of overcoming a life threatening illness in one of their children. A stay at GKTW Village is free for the family and includes tickets to Central Florida’s best attractions, meals at the Village, and so much more.Read More »Give Kids The World Invites Bloggers for Tour
The family of Dawn Brancheau, the Killer Whale trainer tragically killed at SeaWorld Orlando earlier this year, has started a foundation in her memory. The Dawn Brancheau Foundation, as you might expect, supports the things that Brancheau was involved in in her life, organizations like… Read More »Dawn Brancheau Foundation
The community of Orlando has lost one of its real stars. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Jan Stratton was pronounced dead at ORMC tonight. My heart felt condolences go out to her husband Jack Cudworth and their children. Stratton was Vice President of Community and… Read More »Jan Stratton, Universal and Orlando has lost a star
Former participants and winners from Survivor, Amazing Race, and Big Brother assemble at SeaWorld’s Discovery Cove
A large group of past winners, heroes and villains of Survivor got together at Discovery Cove in Orlando for a day of outwitting, outplaying, outlasting and out-and-out relaxing. Discovery Cove focuses on providing the type of memories you can only get by up close and personal visits with marine life and other animals.
Survivor Winner Natalie enjoys SeaWorld’s Discovery Cove
Swimming with dolphins and rays and hand feeding exotic birds were Survivor’s first winner, Richard Hatch; the game’s only two-time winner, Sandra Diaz-Twine; villains Russell Hantz and Courtney Yates; and players Yau-Man Chan and Terry Deitz.
Popular Survivor player Yau-man at SeaWorld’s Discovery Cove
Also at the park were players and winners from The Amazing Race and Big Brother, including Amazing Race winner, Jordan Pious.
The winners and players were in Orlando to benefit Give Kids the World, a non-profit organization that exists only to fulfill the wishes of all children with life-threatening illnesses and their families from around the world to experience a memorable, joyful, cost-free visit to Central Florida’s best-loved attractions, and to enjoy the magic of Give Kids The World Village for as long as there is a need.
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