The story of Give Kids The World begins with a little girl with a wish and the desire of one man to make that wish come true.
The little girl's name was Amy. Amy had leukemia and one wish - to visit the theme parks in Orlando. To facilitate Amy's wish, the request of a complimentary stay was made to a respected hotelier. As he had done many times before, the hotelier gladly obliged and Amy's wish was that much closer to being realized. Sadly, the remainder of Amy's travel plans took too long to arrange and her wish was never granted; Amy had passed away. Time simply ran out.
This unfulfilled wish inspired a man, the hotelier, to make a vow that no child in need would ever be failed again. That man was Henri Landwirth and his desire to ensure that Amy's story would never repeat itself is where the story of Give Kids The World begins.
Of all the experiences our families share during their visit to the Village, the one that seems to delight them the most is having ice cream any time of the day — including for breakfast! For over 20 years, our guests have been enjoying ice cream for breakfast and we are excited to share that tradition with you.
Ice Cream For Breakfast is our annual awareness and fundraising campaign. We invite you to give a “Scoop of Hope” to the special guests we serve. You can also host your own ice cream social in your workplace, neighborhood or your own home and celebrate one of the simple pleasures of childhood.
However you decide to celebrate, we hope that by taking a break for ice cream, you will think of the special children you are helping us serve at Give Kids The World Village.
President, Give Kids The World