Thank you for taking the time to view this article, I’d like to provide you with more information on Give Kids the World Village (bold font in this article are hyperlinks).
Many non-profits have a poor reputation, and unfortunately, that seems rightfully so. However, not all are like that. After much due diligence, I believe that Give Kids the World Village is one of the good ones.
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
Rated Four Stars by Charity Navigator, Give Kids The World Village is an 89-acre, whimsical nonprofit resort in Kissimmee, Florida, that provides week-long, cost-free wish vacations to critically ill children and their families from around the world who want to visit Central Florida.
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 176,000 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. Learn about volunteer opportunities.
The story of Give Kids The World begins with a little girl named Amy, a wish, and the desire of one man to make that wish come true.
Amy had leukemia and a wish to visit Orlando’s theme parks. To facilitate this wish, a respected hotelier was asked to provide a complimentary stay for Amy and her family. Although the hotelier gladly obliged, the remainder of Amy’s travel plans took too long to arrange, and her wish was never granted. Time simply ran out, and Amy had passed away.
This unfulfilled wish inspired the hotelier to make a vow that no child in need would ever be failed again. That man was Henri Landwirth, and his desire to ensure that Amy’s story would never repeat itself is a mission Give Kids The World has fulfilled since 1986.
You can find more of their financial information on Charity Watch, for example, their Income Statement.
The top salaries paid are reasonable when compared to the compensation of other Top Rated non-profits.
That said, Pamela Landwirth, the President may be seen as pushing near the excessive line at $364,751.
However, she has been with GKTW for around 30 years Henri Landwirth, her Husband, is the founder of GKTW. A holocaust survivor who dedicated much of his life to giving to others.
He passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018(read more about him here). I assume she has not always received that high of a compensation and it was raised proportionately throughout her 3 decades of work with GKTW.
On the topic of YouTube, there is also an abundance of evidence on the platform that shows how GKTW has benefited many people’s lives. From video evidence to anecdotal comments.
These comments were made on an amazing video by TheTimTracker channel which showcased the GKWV Resort itself, in a 19 minute tour.
Give Kids the World Village also has their own YouTube channel-
From the financial, video, and anecdotal evidence, it seems that Give Kids the World Village certainly does assist many wish kids and their families just as they claim.
Throughout this article I hyperlinked to sources that provide even further evidence, as I did want to just copy paste everything here.
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Thank you for your time!