Give Kids The World Village is an 89-acre, nonprofit “storybook” resort in Central Florida. Here, children with critical illnesses and their families are treated to weeklong, cost-free vacations.
But what could the Wish Families’ favorite Florida destination do when a global pandemic shut its doors temporarily￼ to a) safely celebrate the holidays despite Covid-19; b) raise awareness of their life-affirming mission to grant wishes to families facing medical uncertainty; and c) raise much-needed funds to ensure the doors re-open once it’s safe to do so?!
They imagined and made possible Night of a Million Lights! Click —>here to see the magical holiday display.
Thousands upon thousands of volunteer hours, over 3 million lights donated by Walt Disney World, and contributions provided by community￼￼￼ sponsors made Night of a Million Lights become a reality.
For the first time ever, guests can experience the childlike wonder of a magical, whimsical Village during a walk-through, fully immersive holiday light spectacular. Stroll the Avenue of Angels, aglow with more than three million lights; savor delicious treats; and enjoy the accessible rides and storybook attractions that have brought happiness and hope to critically ill children and their families from around the world for 34 years.
Our family has volunteered at GKTW for a number of years. It’s truly been a joy working alongside some of our family members, blogging buddies and friends. We consider ourselves blessed that we “can” be at Give Kids The World Village with our child, but we don’t “have” to be there. We don’t take for granted the fact that we have a healthy child.
On one of our Night of a Million Lights volunteer days we met Mike Esmonde, Universal Studios AVLP team member, who shared the reasons why he is proud to volunteer (and has been for close to two decades!).
Click —>here to see the Dino Putt Holiday transformation & to hear Mike’s encouraging words.
Give Kids The World Village has created an experience unlike any I’ve seen. It’s a whole lot of holiday happiness that’s an unexpected positive wrap up of 2020.
Tickets are available through this link. Your purchase brings hopes to wishes.
Thank you, Sponsors. Your generosity brought the magic to “light.”