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Give Kids The World Issues a Statement Regarding Their Extended Closure

Give Kids The World Village is a non-profit resort that works closely with The Make-A-Wish Foundation to provides cost-free Disney World vacations for children who are battling critical illness along with their families.

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But due to the global health crisis and the vulnerability of its guests, the resort has remained closed, and sadly they don’t know when they’ll be able to resume granting kids’ wishes.

Pamela Landwirth, President and CEO of Give Kids The World, posted this message on social media today regarding the current status of the non-profit. Since the children they assist have medical issues, it seems inadvisable for them to grant wishes involving trips to Disney World’s theme parks upon their reopening.

Give Kids The World Statement

Because The Village has had to shutter itself and will stay closed indefinitely, the group has had to make the difficult decision to lay off the majority of their staff which will go into effect June 27th. A small staff will be retained to ensure the upkeep of The Village as well as prepare for Give Kids The World’s eventual reopening.

We wish this wonderful organization that has provided so many kids with happy memories over the years nothing but the best and a speedy return to their very important work! For ways you can help Give Kids The World, click here.

Have you ever visited Give Kids The World Village? Let us know in the comments below.

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