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6 Ways GKTW Alumni Families Can Keep the Magic Going

When families leave Give Kids The World Village, they hold a place in our hearts forever. We know some of our Alumni Families return to a hectic home life, so we want to help them take a bit of Village magic with them.

If your family has visited Give Kids The World, here are six ways you can keep the fun fresh even after your week at the Village is over:

1. Welcome back visits

Up to four times a year, families can come back to visit the Village and relive favorite memories from their vacation. That means ice cream, parties, swimming and more! Revisit your wish child’s star and enjoy a meal in Café Clayton. Just give us a call ahead of time so we can prepare for your visit!

2. IAAPA World Passport

Thanks to our friends at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), our Alumni Families receive an IAAPA World Passport. This lets you visit any of the included attractions and amusement parks within one year of your last day at the Village – completely free of charge!

For a complete list of the participating attractions and amusement parks, click here.

3. Icing Smiles

Icing Smiles is a nonprofit organization that provides free custom celebration cakes and other treats to families impacted by critical illness. Whether your family is celebrating a birthday, holiday, treatment milestone, or other occasion, they can provide you with an Icing Smile.

4. Crops of Luv

Wish trips can be a whirlwind of fun, so it’s important to preserve as many memories as possible. Crops of Luv is a nonprofit organization that provides complimentary albums highlighting families’ wish trips. Just contact them by phone at (480) 634-7763 or email at

5. Share the Message

When families check out at the Village, they take a survey and are given the chance to become an Ambassador Family. By doing so, you join a compassionate group of folks who to create more magical vacations for families just like yours. By attending local Give Kids The World events and sharing our story, you can keep our mission going strong.

6. Stay Involved

By volunteering at the Village or hosting fundraisers in your own town, your family can contribute to creating more happiness and fun at Give Kids The World. You can also shop our Memory Market and share your children’s beautiful artwork for our annual holiday card.

So, take the Village with you. Click here to find more ways to stay connected to Give Kids The World.


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