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The Former Wish Kid Who Backpacked Europe (As a Human Backpack)

Kevan has a rare neuromuscular disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), and uses a wheelchair to navigate life. He grew up in the foothills of North Carolina, with his parents and two siblings. Although SMA progressively weakens his muscles, Kevan is an adventurer – one who is dedicated to making the world more accessible. (click for more)



The Power of a Give Kids The World Volunteer

At the heart of Give Kids The Word Village, you’ll find volunteers. They come as individuals or groups, they volunteer with their company, or even pick up a shift during vacation. No matter where they come from or who they come with, they make hope come alive. Wish kid Gavin and his family experienced firsthand (click for more)



One Man, One Team: Taking on The Challenge for Hope

Sixteen years ago, a man named Kit Patrick was introduced to Give Kids The World Village. After learning about the children and families who visit, it didn’t take long for him to fall in love with the mission. As a manager for a local Walmart Neighborhood Market, Kit challenges his employees to host fundraisers, volunteer, (click for more)



Your First Look Inside “A Starlite Night”

On September 21, Give Kids The World Village will hold our 31st annual Black & White Gala. It’s an extravagant evening that celebrates the partners and supporters who have helped make the Village what it is today. It’s sure to be a spectacular evening, so we’re giving you a sneak peek inside the Hyatt Regency (click for more)



A Look Inside our Once Upon a Village Celebration

Every Friday evening, royalty, pirates and characters of all kinds gather for a truly spectacular event: Our Once Upon a Village party! Check out some of the exciting activities families can enjoy. Face painting Kids can transform into swashbuckling pirates and beautiful princesses thanks to our volunteer face painters. Dress up Dress for the occasion! (click for more)




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