If you’ve been to Walt Disney World you’ve seen the coins laying in various fountains or in the “it’s a small world” attraction. Disney periodically cleans out the coins and donates them to charity. This time Disney has chosen to donate $30,000 of the money guests have tossed into fountains to Give Kids the World Village.
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“Ali here, and I have some exciting news to share! Every day, our guests toss coins into fountains and waterways across our resort and make a wish. Periodically, these coins are collected by our Cast and donated, and because of some of your recent wishes, we’re able to donate $30,000 to @gktwvillage! This organization holds a special place in my heart as my cousin experienced the magic of the Village during his Make-A-Wish® trip to Walt Disney World Resort in 1996. It means the world that we’re able to give back to this organization that means so much to me and my family.”
For those that are not familiar Give Kids the World Village is an 89-acre non-profit resort in Kissimmee, Florida. They provide cost-free vacations to critically ill children and their families in Central Florida.
Here is the description from their “About Us” page:
“A stay at the Village is much more than a vacation. During one transformative week, wish families laugh, play, and create priceless memories together away from hospital visits and medical procedures. It’s a magical week of “YES” where wish kids can experience the simple joys of childhood, and where families can recapture some of the precious moments that may have been missed due to illness.
Since 1986, Give Kids The World Village has welcomed more than 177,000 families from all 50 states and 76 countries. The Village is made possible by the support of generous donors and community partners, as well as thousands of passionate volunteers – who donate their time and talent making wishes come true.”
Disney often gives money to this organization to help support it. You too can offer support to GKTWV through various ways. You can learn about that HERE.
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