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Give Kids The World Village is an 84-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
The Village and its community partners provide children and their families accommodations in fully-furnished villas, transportation, tickets to theme parks, meals, daily entertainment and much more.
Each year 27,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Half of all children eligible for a wish through a partnering wish-granting organization choose to visit Central Florida and its collection of theme parks and other attractions.
Our goal, quite simply, is to provide everything these deserving families need to make their trip the vacation of a lifetime. Since 1986, more than 154,000 children and families have had their dreams fulfilled in a whimsical Village unlike any other place on earth.
Landwirth enlisted the support of colleagues in the hospitality and tourism industries to assist him in bringing these special families to Central Florida within 24 hours if need be. He called the project Give Kids The World, because that is just what he intended to do – provide magical experiences with a vacation that means the world to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
As the program expanded and the number of families continued to grow, it was apparent that Give Kids The World would need to create a place that could better serve the needs of our families. In 1989, the gates of Give Kids The World Village opened and what once was a dream was now a 31-acre reality.
Today the Village is an 84-acre resort with 168 villa accommodations, unique entertainment attractions, whimsical venues, and fun activities for children of all abilities.
With the help of many generous individuals, corporations and partnering wish-granting organizations, Give Kids The World Village has welcomed more than 154,000 families from all 50 states and 76 countries.
There is plenty of opportunities to get involved with this amazing place! check below to learn more.
Lets laugh out loud for a good cause!Date: Friday, April 22nd, 2016
Come and see David McSavage and PJ Gallagher in the wonderful Taylors Three Rock venue. By coming to the show you will have a great time and be supporting St.Conleth’s College trip to India where a group of Transition Year students will be working within local communities and schools in the northern Himachal Pradesh region.
Please support and don’t miss out on a great night.
Location: Taylors Three Rock
Saturday 4th October, Hampton Hotel, Dublin 4, 5-8pm
You are warmly invited to the one Year Anniversary celebration of Healing Hub International and Charity event for Barretstown on Saturday 4th October with special guest Tony Buzan, inventor of Mind Mapping! During the evening, there will be time for networking, sample sessions, reduced rate bookings and snacks, followed by an update on the progress of Healing Hub International in the last year.
At the heart of Healing Hub’s vision lies the intention for building bridges between allopathic and complementary practices and will be presenting a wide range of practitioners and speakers from all areas of health care during the evening.
As part of the event there will be an opportunity for practitioners to offer free sample sessions, short demonstrations and talks.
All proceeds from this event will be going to Barretstown, a worthy charity supporting ill children and their families.
If you would like to participate as a practitioner at this event, let the organisers know as soon as possible as this will operate on a first come first served basis.
“Love is the only medicine that can heal the wounds of the world.”, says Amma, known to many as the ‘Hugging Saint’. Speaking to a journalist while holding an elderly lady in her arms, she continues, “There are two kinds of poverty in this world. One is financial, the other is due to a lack of love. This second kind is more basic. Love is what sustains life, it nourishes the entire being.”
Offering this nourishment without exception to everyone in the form of a simple hug, Amma seems to have tapped into a deep, essential human need. Wherever she goes, people queue up in their thousands to receive her embrace.
Knowing Amma for over a decade and having witnessed her countless acts of love and compassion, it is difficult to hold back my admiration. To simply watch Amma greet every person for hours and hours on end with the same unconditional love can be a powerful experience.
While it might be difficult for the mind to grasp why she is doing this – hugging people, day after day, year after year, an estimated 27 million in the past 3 decades – something deep in the heart spontaneously responds. A shell breaks open, frequently resulting in unexpected tears. “It is as if many people have forgotten an old song”, Amma says, “and I try to help them remember it: the song of love, the language of the heart.”
While hugging is the trademark that made Amma famous around the globe, there is more to this tiny, unassuming woman with the radiant smile. In recent years she emerged as one of the greatest humanitarians of our time, spearheading an ever-expanding charitable network, probably the biggest ever initiated by a single woman.
Accredited ‘Special Consultative Status’ by the United Nations, her mission helps millions of people in need, regardless of religion or social class. Apart from deploying massive disaster relief efforts, Amma has – amongst countless other projects – founded hospitals and clinics, pension schemes, schools and colleges, adult training centres, and even built entire villages for those most in need.
She spreads her message through the example of her own life, rather than through words, and the utter devotion with which she lives that example is inspiring people of all walks of life to join hands in the service of humanity.
At her 50th birthday celebration in 2003, the President of India, together with other politicians, business leaders and religious leaders of all faiths joined in a prayer for world peace and pledged to support her endeavours.
To many, to be in Amma’s presence is simply to experience the best that life has to offer.
Amma visits Dublin from Monday 10th – Tuesday 11th November 2008.
(please check www.ammaireland.org closer to the time to confirm dates)
National Show Centre, Swords Road, Cloghran, Co. Dublin (1km from Airport).
Open from 10 am until late.
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring Mary on 01-6276060 (between 6-9pm)
Admission and personally meeting Amma is free.