Friday, July 4, 2014

July's Charity of the Month: Give Kids the World

Charity of the Month is the newest way Team Tizzel is helping to support some very worthy organizations. As part of this program, we will dedicate a post to a charity that we will sponsor through the month by donating Holly's training run money.

June: In June we chose to honor our recently departed dog Rufus by giving to a local no-kill shelter, Save-A-Pet. Our donation, company match, and added donations from family and friends will amount to around $300 for Save-A-Pet.

July's Charity:

Give Kids The World
Kissimmee, FL

Most avid Disney theme park fans know about the great things going on at Give Kids The World (GKTW). The 70+ acre resort (The Village) gives families of children with life-threatening illnesses a chance to have a magical week long vacation free of financial burdens and worry about the resort's ability to accommodate for their unique needs. Many of the guests are referred to GKTW by organizations like Make-A-Wish and come from all over the world. A week at GKTW typically includes ice cream for breakfast, visits to local theme parks, visits by famous characters, rides, and much more. "No" is a word seldom heard at The Village.

Give Kids The World is proud to be ranked among the nation’s top charities with over 90% of all donations going directly to catering to their guests.

We've been supporting GKTW for years and during our Disney World trips we have witnessed the organization in action greeting families at airports. We are happy that one of our running clubs, The Mickey Milers, has chosen GKTW as their sponsored charity. To get a better idea of the organization and its mission, check out the video below:

To make a donation, click the button below to link to our donation page.

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