Thank you for visiting my fundraising page for Give Kids The World. This page was created to honor the memory of Ann Klose , who passed away on May 8, 2011. Ann was the mother of Kevin Klose , a beloved member of the DIS Unplugged podcast team.
GKTW is a magical resort where kids who face life-threatening illnesses can be kids. Since its founding in 1986, Give Kids The World has welcomed over 89,000 families from all 50 states and over 65 countries. Last year alone GKTW hosted more than 6200 families.
Give Kids The World has made a promise to never turn away a child in need. Each year 27,000 children in the US are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Half of those children will make their dream wish to visit the world-famous attractions in Central Florida. Currently, for 70 percent of the year, the Village has over 100 percent occupancy, meaning some families must stay in a nearby hotel during their Wish Trip. For this reason, Give Kids The World Village is in the midst of its largest expansion project in its history.
To accommodate every child, GKTW is currently doubling in size, so that 196 family villas will be onsite, available to make dreams come true. Every person you tell about the Village and its mission, will help bring GKTW one step closer to achieving this goal.
Donating through this site is simple, fast, and totally secure. Your contribution to "My Personal Fundraiser" for Give Kids The World will make a difference in the lives of these special children. Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to share this opportunity with anyone who you think might want to donate to the Village as well!