The AAOE Annual Conference Council has chosen Give Kids the World Village as our charity for the 2023 Annual Conference. Our goal is to reach $20,000 in charity donations for this organization.
When you donate $25 you have the option to receive a Give Kids The World Village t-shirt. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsor Experian Health, the entire t-shirt donation will go directly to Give Kids the World.
Let’s have some fun while we work to achieve our goal! AAOE is hosting a donation competition between conference attendees and conference vendors to see who will raise the most for Give Kids The World Village. All t-shirt purchases count as donations to both the competition and our overall goal. If you would like to donate now or learn more about the competition, please use the donate links below.
What is Give Kids The World Village?
Give Kids The World Village is an 89-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with critical illnesses and their families.
Give Kids The World Village is an independent nonprofit organization. They partner with over 250 referring wish-organizations to fulfill a child's wish to visit Central Florida. However, they operate independently from these organizations and their corporate partners. All Give Kids The World personnel are based at the Village in Kissimmee, Florida. There is only one Give Kids The World Village in the world. Give Kids The World is a registered nonprofit in all states where required.
Each year, 27,000 children are diagnosed with a critical illness. Nearly half of those children wish to visit a Central Florida attraction or theme park. For the wish-granting organization that serves these children, fulfilling a wish is only a telephone call away. To date, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 177,000 children and their families to the Village for their dream wish vacation.