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A Dazzling Pandemic Pivot

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate effect on nonprofits, and Give Kids The World is no exception. Faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges – including the temporary closure of the Village – Give Kids The World took the opportunity to continue doing what it does best: improving lives and spreading joy.  To assist other organizations (click for more)



The Magic Has Returned to the Village!

Nearly 10 months to the day that it closed temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Give Kids The World Village reopened its whimsical gates to wish families on January 17, 2021. The day represented a joyful homecoming for the families as well as GKTW staff and volunteers. “We are elated to be able to get (click for more)



Volunteer Spotlight: Jim Gourley

“You likely don’t remember me,” began a letter by Jim Gourley to Pam Landwirth a couple of years ago, “…but I work at Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated, and was led to the Village by your website (and the Princess!) and thought it would be a great opportunity to enhance my servant leadership abilities through helping (click for more)



A Pledge For Leah

Life is full of defining moments…a point at which the essential nature of a person’s character is revealed, and their destiny cemented. For Give Kids The World volunteer and fundraiser Tom Wilson, that moment was meeting Leah Mullen. A native of northern England, Tom had moved to the Baltimore area to work at a large (click for more)



A New Leash On Life

As charities across the U.S. explore creative ways to persevere during the COVID-19 pandemic, Give Kids The World decided to do what it does best: Give back. In late October, it extended an opportunity for eight new recipients of assistance dogs to enjoy a memorable weeklong stay at the Village. (click for more)




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