Give Kids the World Village

Where Happiness Inspires Hope


Each year 27,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with a critical illness. Half of all children eligible for a wish through a partnering wish-granting organization choose to visit Central Florida and its collection of theme parks and other attractions.

Our goal, quite simply, is to provide everything these families need to make their trip the vacation of a lifetime. Since 1986, more than 165,000 children and families have had their dreams fulfilled in a whimsical Village unlike any other place on earth.

91.9 cents

Of every dollar goes directly to programs benefiting wish families

$6,000

The worth of a dream wish vacation.

7 Days

The length of a cost-free wish vacation.

Over 7,800

Families visited GKTW last year.

What is Give Kids The World?



Give Kids The World is an 84-acre, nonprofit resort that offers weeklong, cost-free vacations to critically ill children and their families. The Village provides families accommodations in fully-furnished villas, transportation, tickets to theme parks, meals, daily entertainment and much more. Since 1986, more than 165,000 children and families have had their dreams fulfilled at a whimsical Village unlike any other place on earth.


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Your Impact in Action

When a child is diagnosed with a critical illness, a family’s life changes forever. They face an obstacle course littered with doctor appointments, painful treatments, overwhelming expenses and endless worry.

Parents who would do anything to see their child smile are forced to say “no” because of the risks and limitations that accompany the illness. Energy fades, hope dims, and free time slips away. But when a family arrives at Give Kids The World Village, they realize that this is a special place. Requests are granted and limitations are eliminated: “Yes, you can have ice cream for breakfast. Yes, wheelchairs are allowed in the pool. Yes, you can ride the carousel, again.”