$30K in tossed coins at Disney helping Give Kids The World Village

Non-profit helps give vacations to families with critically ill children

Disney Donates $30,000 to Give Kids The World Village (Disney)

BAY LAKE, Fla. – Do you remember the last time you tossed a coin or two into the wishing well at Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World?

That coin toss and many others across Walt Disney World are now making a huge difference at Give Kids the World Village.

On Tuesday, Walt Disney World said they recently collected coins from the wishing well and other fountains across the resort and donated the money to the nonprofit. In total, the teams collected more than $30,000 for Give Kids the World Village.

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The nonprofit organization is an 89-acre, nonprofit resort in Kissimmee, that provides week-long, cost-free wish vacations to critically ill children and their families from around the world who want to visit Central Florida.

Many of these families have their wishes granted by visiting Walt Disney World during their stay at the village.

Disney Donates $30,000 to Give Kids The World Village (Disney)

Last year, as the kickoff to the 50th anniversary celebration began, leaders announced they would be donating $3 million in grants to six Central Florida nonprofits. Those organizations include Give Kids the World, The Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Heart of Florida United Way, Hope Partnership and ELEVATE Orlando.

“We’ve had an amazing relationship with Walt Disney World Resort for more than 35 years, and this donation on top of the recent $500,000 grant will help us to continue making dreams come true for our very special wish families who visit the Village,” said Pam Landwirth, President and CEO – Give Kids The World Village.

Disney Donates $30,000 to Give Kids The World Village (Disney)

This donation is just the latest from Walt Disney World.

Last week, in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Disney announced they had donated $150,000 to help fund teacher enrichment programs in Orange County Public Schools and the School District of Osceola County.

Learn more about Give Kids the World Village or make a donation on the Give Kids the World website.

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Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.