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There is always something exciting taking place at Give Kids The World and this is the place to be to keep track of all of the activity. Please check out the latest stories below and use the archive links to view older stories.

Harris Rosen Foundation Donates $1 Million to Help Build New Villas at Give Kids The World

Orlando hotelier and recognized philanthropist Harris Rosen, president of Rosen Hotels & Resorts, has donated $1 million to Give Kids The World (GKTW) towards the construction of 64 new villas which will accommodate more children with life-threatening illnesses and their families visiting the nonprofit resort for a once-in-a-lifetime dream vacation.

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Give Kids The World Raises $50,000 on Nationally Recognized Philanthropic Day, #GivingTuesday

Supporters of Give Kids The World raised nearly $50,000 in a 24-hour period through an online match campaign launched on November 27 in conjunction with #GivingTuesday.

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JetBlue to Host Special Book Drive in Support of the Hasbro Children's Hospital Read to Me Program

JetBlue announced that it will be hosting a special book drive tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 30, in support of the Providence - based Hasbro Children's Hospital's Read to Me Program.

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ASFONA Members Aid in Multi-Million Dollar Resort Renovation of Give Kids The World Village

ASFONA (Association of Starwood Franchisees & Owners - North America) announced at its 2012 board meeting earlier this year that the organization had adopted Give Kids The World as an official association-endorsed non-profit charity, promising support from its members, which include many top providers of leading hospitality industry products and services.

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Share a Message of Hope from Give Kids The World on Your Wedding Day

Give Kids The World Village is now offering elegant, custom-designed wedding favors for couples who wish to make a donation in their guests' honor.

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Give Kids The World Gingerbread Run 5K Presented by Aaron's Raises $128,000

More than $128,000 that was raised on Saturday at the Give Kids The World Gingerbread Run 5K presented by Aaron's. Over 1,100 participants of all ages and abilities ran, walked, rolled or strolled 3.1 miles through the whimsical Give Kids The World Village in support of the nonprofit resort that provides cost-free vacations for children battling life-threatening illnesses and their families from around the world.

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IHG and its Hotel Owner Community Celebrate Groundbreaking at Give Kids The World Village

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world's leading global hotel companies, and its owner community represented by the IHG Owners Association, today announced the groundbreaking on four new villas at the Give Kids The World Village in Kissimmee, Fla.

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Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Announces Free Pancakes to Benefit Give Kids The World

Perkins Restaurant and Bakery invites guests to enjoy a free short stack of its delicious made-from-scratch buttermilk pancakes on September 15, 2012 in celebration of Give Kids The World Pancake Day.

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Reality Television Stars Raise $38,000 to Make the Dreams of Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses Come True

Reality television stars helped to make the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses come true by raising nearly $38,000 for Give Kids The World. More than 140 of the hottest stars from the hit television shows "Survivor", "The Amazing Race", "The Bachelor", "Celebrity Apprentice", "Big Brother" and more, reunited with their cast mates and used their celebrity to help raise donations.

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Disaster Transport Final Dispatch Raises More than $16,000 for Kids

Disaster Transport made its final run for charity on Sunday, leaving behind fond memories and a legacy of helping children with life-threatening illnesses. Cedar Point partnered with Give Kids The World to host Disaster Transport Final Dispatch: A Mission for The Kids, a last-ride celebration that raised more than $16,000!

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Give Kids The World Volunteer To Be Featured on CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley

Give Kids The World volunteer Joseph "Joe" Koch has logged more than 20,000 service hours to help children with life-threatening illnesses and will be recognized for his contribution on the August 16 newscast of the CBS News with Scott Pelley.

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Florida Calvin Klein Stores Raise Almost $70,000 For Give Kids The World

Calvin Klein Stores across Florida raised almost $70,000 this past April for Give Kids The World. The employees from 13 Calvin Klein Stores helped raise this donation over a five-week span by encouraging customers to make donations at the register.

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Give Kids The World Selected as a Top 5 Regional Finalist for the 4th Annual CLASSY Awards

Give Kids The World has been selected from 2,400 nominees as a Top 5 Finalist in the South Region for the 4th Annual Classy Awards in the categories of Most Creative Fundraiser for its Ice Cream For Breakfast campaign, and Volunteer of the Year for the service of Joe Koch who has volunteered an amazing 20,000 hours with the charity.

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Disaster Transport Makes Final Launch for Charity

After 28 seasons of launching riders to Alaska and outer space, Disaster Transport will complete its last mission July 29. To commemorate the final launch, Cedar Point is hosting a celebration to benefit Give Kids The World.

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Give Kids The World and Breyers Ice Cream Announce Global Ice Cream For Breakfast Contest

Give Kids The World and Breyers Ice Cream announced today a Global Ice Cream for Breakfast Contest that will take place from July 13-15.

Global Ice Cream For Breakfast Weekend encourages individuals, families and corporations around the world to host ice cream socials for the chance to win an all-expense paid volunteer vacation to the GKTW Village.

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Astellas Sends 1,300 Volunteers To Give Kids The World

Give Kids The World Village (GKTW) will host its largest single contingent of volunteers in its history on Wednesday, June 13, when more than 1,300 Astellas Pharma US, Inc. employees trade their iPhones and corporate focus for brushes, rakes and wrapping paper to help make dreams come true for children with life-threatening diseases.

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"Coasting For Kids" Raises Nearly $114,000

Roller coaster fans proved they have big hearts and strong stomachs this Sunday at Cedar Fair Entertainment Company's "Coasting For Kids" event, which raised nearly $114,000 for Give Kids The World Village.

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24th Annual Give Kids The World Black & White Gala Inspires Hope

More than 1,600 community leaders, esteemed professionals, celebrities and supporters of Give Kids The World Village joined together at The Peabody Orlando on June 2 to help raise funds to provide magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses at the 24th Annual Give Kids The World Black & White Gala.

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Roller Coaster Enthusiasts Ride For a Cause

Roller coaster enthusiasts will have a chance to ride coasters for charity again this year at the Fourth Annual Coasting For Kids event held Sunday, June 10 at 11 Cedar Fair Entertainment Company amusement parks across North America.

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LodgeNet to Feature Give Kids The World PSA in Over 1.2 Million Hotel Rooms

LodgeNet Interactive Corporation has pledged to donate public service exposure to Give Kids The World Village. Beginning June 1, LodgeNet will run 30-second public service announcements in more than 1.2 million hotel rooms throughout the United States amounting to more than 200 million guest impressions per month.

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Boston Market Raises $524,000 For Give Kids The World

Boston Market Corporation will bring delicious and wholesome meals to thousands of children with life-threatening illnesses and their families this year thanks to the $524,000 donation the company presented last week to Give Kids The World Village.

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Give Kids The World Celebrates 2 Million Volunteer Hours During National Volunteer Week

This week, during National Volunteer Week, Give Kids The World Village will reach a rare milestone - 2 million volunteer hours completed at a single location - and will honor the more than 50,000 American and international volunteer "Angels" of many ages, talents and abilities who have filled an average of 1,400 weekly shifts over the last 26 years.

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ICE! Attraction Raises $35,000 for Give Kids The World

The figures are in and Orlando's favorite frigid holiday attraction, ICE! at Gaylord Palms, has helped raise more than $35,000 for Give Kids The World Village.

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SABIC Employees Raise $14,000 for Give Kids The World During Annual Conference

Employees of SABIC's Innovative Plastics business, a leading global supplier of engineering thermoplastics, helped to raise more than $14,000 for Give Kids The World.

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Give Kids The World Recognized as Highest Rated Charity in America

Give Kids The World Village has been recognized as the highest rated charity in America by personal finance website MainStreet. The news website based its analysis on the evaluations of thousands of national charities by Charity Navigator, America's leading independent charity evaluator.

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