Give Kids the World

KISSIMMEE, FL – Next month, an extreme fundraiser will challenge fears of heights and help make dreams come true for kids facing critical illnesses and their families. Supporters will go “Over The Edge” by rappelling 428 feet straight down while overlooking International Drive.

Are you ready for the challenge? Join a team of courageous supporters on February 9, 2018 to rappel down the side of the 32-story Hyatt Regency Orlando. The one-of-a-kind experience benefits local nonprofit, Give Kids The World Village.

Give Kids The World Village is a nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides dream vacations to critically-ill children. These children face challenges of treatment, hospitals, doctor appointments and more with incredible courage, something rappellers will have to match as they go Over The Edge.

Rapellers – sometimes called “Edgers” – must raise at least $1,000 to be eligible. The exclusive event is currently limited to 76 rappellers.

Think you have what it takes? Get ready to cinch yourself in, swallow your fears and go Over The Edge. Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, some friendly competition with a coworker or friend, an extreme bucket list-worthy view, or an unforgettable start to 2018, Give Kids The World needs your help to make a difference for brave kids.

You can also support Give Kids The World without actually going Over The Edge. To register or learn more about Over The Edge for Give Kids The World, visit gktw.org/overtheedge.

About Give Kids The World Village
Give Kids The World Village is an 84-acre, nonprofit resort built exclusively to serve critically-ill children and their families. Children visiting Central Florida on their “wish trips,” stay with their families at Give Kids The World’s storybook Village for week-long, dream vacations. Give Kids The World provides meals, transportation, nightly entertainment, and complimentary passes to Orlando’s world-famous theme parks and other attractions. There is never any charge to visiting families, and no child is ever turned away. Since 1986, Give Kids The World Village has served more than 157,000 children and families from all 50 states and more than 75 countries. Give Kids The World is four-star rated by Charity Navigator, with more than 92 cents of every dollar it spends going to program services.

About Over The Edge
To bring this one-of-a-kind event to Orlando, Give Kids The World is partnering with Over The Edge, a Nova Scotia-based company that has organized similar events for almost a decade. Over The Edge has worked with nonprofit groups such as Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics, raising more than $50 million in the process.

Over The Edge handles all technical requirements, and the safety of rappellers is the No. 1 priority of each event. The organization has held more than 600 successful events with over 45,000 accomplished Edgers.

Exciting news! Three members of the Contempo staff have decided to accept this challenge and take on the Hyatt Regency in an epic way! We’ve been challenging YOU to “#DoSomethingDifferent” by trying new things in Orlando, or diving into your first experience with vacation home accommodations. It’s only fair that we do something a little different, too! (And for some of us, this is more “different” than we ever dreamed of incorporating into our work day!

 But… we need your help and support. We have each been tasked with raising a minimum of $1,000 to participate in this event, and we want nothing more than to accomplish this goal. Learn a bit more about the participants making up TEAM CONTEMPO below, and please show your support for the contestant(s) of your choosing. Every dollar gets us that much closer to conquering this feat, and we hope you will tune in to see how it all unfolds on February 9th!

As an added incentive to donate, we are offering a free two-night stay to one lucky donor! If at least one member of TEAM CONTEMPO meets the minimum goal, all donors supporting that participant will be entered into a random drawing for a two-night stay. Spread your donations to all four contestants to increase your odds of a win! Terms, conditions, and availability apply to any awarded prizes, and the winner will be announced on Contempo’s Facebook page ON February 15, 2018. Winner must make contact with Contempo within ten days to claim. Travel must take place during designated periods (to exclude pre-determined holiday periods) in 2018. To be eligible, your donation cannot be “anonymous”. Please contact dawn@contempogroup.com with any questions or concerns.

Welcoming Children:
Give Kids The World (GKTW) is a nonprofit organization that exists only to fulfill the wishes of critically ill children and their families from around the world to experience a memorable, joyful, cost-free visit to Central Florida’s attractions, and to enjoy the magic of Give Kids The World Village for as long as there is a need.
Children between the ages of 3 and 18 who wish to visit Central Florida’s world-famous attractions may be eligible for a trip to Give Kids The World Village after they are diagnosed with a critical illness.
Eligible children are paired with one of over 250 partnering wish-granting organizations (WGOs) from around the world. WGOs then refer the Wish Child and their family to GKTW Village. Since its founding in 1986, GKTW has hosted Wish Children from all 50 states and over 75 countries.
As part of a family’s weeklong dream vacation, Give Kids The World provides:
• Accommodations on-site in one of the Village’s fully-accessible villas
• Donated tickets to all three major theme-park resorts (SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World)
• Transportation
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner in our dining area, Café Clayton; and ice cream available all day in The Ice Cream Palace
• Many other fun surprises
Everything is entirely cost-free to the family!
The family’s local wish-granting organization provides the family’s airfare, car rental, spending money and any other special needs the child may require such as translators, extra medical considerations, etc.ety of rappellers is the No. 1 priority of each event. The organization has held more than 600 successful events with over 45,000 accomplished Edgers.

Facts about Give Kids The World Village:
• Give Kids The World (GKTW) was founded in 1986, and Give Kids The World Village opened in
1989. There is only one Give Kids The World Village in the world.
• GKTW was founded by Central Florida hotelier and philanthropist, Henri Landwirth.
• Since 1986, GKTW has served over 156,000 families from all 50 states and over 75 countries.
• Families enjoy weeklong, cost-free vacations that include accommodations at the Give Kids The
World Village, meals, donated attraction tickets and more!
• With the help of many generous individuals and corporations, including Walt Disney World,
Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando, Hasbro, Walmart, Perkins, Boston Market and many more, GKTW
serves more than 8,000 families each year.
• Volunteers are an enormous part of GKTW. Each week more than 1,800 volunteer shifts are
filled to help Wish families experience their memorable vacation.
• GKTW maintains an administrative rate of just 8.1% – well below the national nonprofit
average. For the past five years, GKTW has earned Charity Navigator’s Four Star rating.