Monday, July 10, 2017

Charity of the Month: Give Kids the World

Charity of the Month is a 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 supported Alaska Conservation Fund with a $125 contribution. This organization is involved in many conservation projects around the 49th State.  We had an incredible time exploring Alaska during June and had some memorable experiences with glaciers and wildlife.

July's Charity

Give Kids The World (GKTW)

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 chose GKTW this month based on a recent Facebook post from a friend.   Her son has been working with a young boy that has a chromosomal condition that brings on daily seizures.   He is not able to walk, but participates in wheelchair skateboarding, horseback riding, etc.   No one with this condition has lived to age 5 and tomorrow (July 11) is his 5th birthday.   Give Kids the World will be welcoming this boy and his family to their resort in November.

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.  Check out the many ways to help on their website.

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