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An Extraordinary Evening: The 30th Annual Black & White Gala

“Please know everything you do for Give Kids The World matters. I know our lives are changed forever.” These words, spoken by wish mom Rebecca, brought the audience to a teary-eyed ovation at Give Kids The World’s 30th annual Black & White Gala on September 15. “For one magical week you don’t have to worry (click for more)



Skateboards and Smiles at Give Kids The World

Michael Ien Cohen was working in the hotel business 25 years ago when he read a news story about a man named Henri Landwirth. It changed his life. Henri, Give Kids The World’s founder, was a Holocaust survivor and US veteran. He spent much of his childhood imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps, yet he refused (click for more)



Wish Kid Lyla Laces up Her Running Shoes

At Give Kids The World, you’ll find kids running through the splash pad, running into the arms of a 6-foot tall rabbit, and running off to their exciting days in the theme parks. But for one wish child, running required courage and determination. In 2013, wish kid Lyla visited Give Kids The World. Because she (click for more)



Thank You for 4 Million Hours!

At the core of our Village is a group of people who bring their hearts for service to the critically ill children and families we serve. Our incredible volunteers fill nearly 1,600 volunteer shifts a week and, just recently, they reached an unbelievable milestone: 4 million hours of service. (click for more)



5 Picture-Perfect Spots at GKTW Village

When you visit the Village, you’ll want to share the fun with your friends and followers on social media. So, whether you’re coming for a volunteer shift or getting ready for your wish trip, we’re here to help so you don’t have to waste any time trying to get that perfect picture. Some of these (click for more)




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