Krispy Kreme Supports Kids’ Sweet Dreams

Krispy Kreme Kids' Sweet Dreams

Krispy Kreme Supports Kids’ Sweet Dreams

Krispy Kreme Customers Can Make an In-Store Donation to Give Kids The World Village

Central Florida’s Krispy Kreme locations are helping to make kids’ sweet dreams come true. In partnership with Give Kids The World Village, the Winter Park, Millenia, Kissimmee, Melbourne and Daytona Beach Krispy Kreme shops are collecting donations to benefit children with life-threatening illnesses.

“We consider it a privilege to support Give Kids The World Village,” says Jenny Bellanca, vice president of operations for Florida Family Foods LLC. “Krispy Kreme is proud and inspired by this important community partnership that will help make children’s dreams come true while fostering hope and happiness for their families.”

Now through October 16, 2015, Krispy Kreme customers have the opportunity to make a $1 or $5 donation at checkout.  A paper heart pin-up certificate will be displayed in-store throughout the campaign, in recognition of support.   One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit Give Kids The World Village.

Krispy Kreme Winter Park – Drive thru Open 24 hours – 1031 S. Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL  32789

Krispy Kreme Millenia  24 hours – 4080 Millenia Blvd., Orlando, FL 32939

Krispy Kreme Kissimmee  24 hours – 5310 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL  34746

Krispy Kreme Melbourne: 2040 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935

Krispy Kreme Daytona Beach: 980 W Intl Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Krispy Kreme Hot Light and Original Glazed Doughnuts

As an additional sweet treat, all guests who purchase a pin-up will receive a FREE Original Glazed® doughnut.

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You Won’t Regret Going To The 2015 O-Town MacDown #OTownMacDown

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Give Kids The World Village’s second annual O-Town MacDown is set for Saturday, September 12, from 11 am to 4 pm at Osceola Heritage Park, and this an event that you won’t want to miss!

The MacDown is a family-oriented event macaroni-and-cheese cooking contest and fundraiser for Give Kids The World Village, a 79-acre resort for children with life-threatening illnesses.

The event features talented chefs and caterers from around Orlando, each looking to whip up the best mac-n-cheese dish in Central Florida. Chefs from such well known restaurants as Hard Rock Café, Smokey Bones, and Disney’s Port Orleans will compete. This year’s O-Town MacDown presenting sponsor is Tom+Chee.

In addition to the mac-n-cheese battle, Saturday’s competition will include live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, a Kids’ Zone, interactive games provided by Orlando City Soccer Club, and unlimited samples of the best mac-n-cheese on the planet.

O-Town MacDown At A Glance

When: Saturday, September 12, 2015 – 11 am to 4 pm

 

Where: Osceola Heritage Park Exhibit Hall – 1875 Silver Spur Ln, Kissimmee, FL 34744

 

Parking: FREE

 

Tickets: Available online at www.OTownMacDown.org, $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12-years-old and under or on the day of the event at $15 for adults and $10 for kids 12-years-old and under. There’s no charge for children under 3.

Make sure that you keep up with the latest Give Kids the World Village news on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

And you can get all sorts of O-Town MacDown updates and see all the friends who will see there by RSVPing on their Facebook Event Page!

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2015 O-Town MacDown Tickets Available Now

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Tickets for the 2015 O-Town MacDown, tickets and participation will be benefiting Give Kids the World Village, are available now!

The O-Town MacDown is a creative mac-n-cheese cooking competition, held between local professional chefs and restaurants.

Scheduled for Saturday, September 12 at Osceola Heritage Park’s Exhibit Hall, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., this family-oriented event will include activities for kids, continuous stage entertainment, assorted vendor booths, and, of course, delicious mac-n-cheese.

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The event will include:

  • All-you-can-eat Mac-n-Cheese!
  • Live Entertainment
  • Celebrity Chef Cooking Demonstrations
  • Kids’ Fun Zone including face painting, macaroni art station and character meet-and-greets
  • Vendor Booths
  • Free Parking

Make sure you purchase your tickets in advance for the O-Town MacDown! Tickets are $10 for Adults (or $15 at the door) and $5 for Kids (or $10 at the door).

You can find out even more about the 2015 O-Town MacDown, and even learn how to be involved by visiting their site.

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Give Kids The World Village Auction Items Available

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Exciting Auction Items Available

Friends and supporters of Give Kids The World Village, an exciting selection of auction items have been donated and are available for bidding! This is a great opportunity to treat yourself or a loved one, while also benefiting the children and families we serve at the Village.

To participate, please go to Give Kids the World Auction Site and bid online through Friday, June 12 at 5:00 p.m.

Here are a few things you need to know:

  • To bid, go to “My Bids” and click “Register here” in the bottom right corner. Please have your name, telephone number, address, email, and credit card information ready, as they are required for bidding.

  • All winning auction items will be available to pick up at Give Kids The World Village. If you are not local to GKTW, shipping is available.

Please feel free to share this information with friends and family and encourage them to participate. Thank you for your ongoing support of Give Kids The World Village! Good luck and happy bidding!

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2015 Give Kids The World Village Gingerbread Run Medal Revealed

Have you seen the 2015 Give Kids the World Village Gingerbread Run Medal?

For those of you who missed our Gingerbread Run Medal Reveal … here it is!

Give Kids the World Village Gingerbread Run Medal

All runners and virtual runners will receive this one-of-a-kind 2015 Gingerbread Run Medal to commemorate their participation in this awesome event!

New Give Kids the World Village Gingerbread Run Contest!

For every $25 you raise between now and June 2, you will receive one entry for thechance to win a two-night stay at the Clarion Suites Maingate. Conveniently located just outside Walt Disney World, the Clarion Suites Maingate is perfect for a staycation, or to use when you’re in town for the Gingerbread Run. Every additional $25 you raise increases your chance of winning, so kick your fundraising into high gear! Good luck!

Give Kids the World Village Gingerbread Run 2015
Where do I start? Register today to get in on the action! Check out our Tools and Tips page to see helpful fundraising ideas.

Thank you for being a part of our team at Give Kids The World Village, Where Happiness Inspires Hope.

Give Kids the World Village Gingerbread Run

Online donations received between Tuesday, May 19 and Tuesday, June 2, 2015 are eligible for additional entries.

Official contest rules can be found here.Prize was donated to Give Kids The World Village. Drawing will be held at 10am EST on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

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Give Kids The World Village Black & White Gala

Give Kids The World Village Black & White Gala Highlights Orlando Social Calendar

Annual event attracts thousands to Central Florida, including celebrities

Give Kids The World Village’s (GKTW) annual Black & White Gala will feature gourmet food, world-class entertainment and best of all, the chance for attendees to help children with life-threatening illnesses. Scheduled for Saturday, May 9 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, the event has become one of Central Florida’s most popular social events on the calendar, directly helping make more than 7,400 wishes come true every year.

In addition to a fabulous evening of food and entertainment, a silent auction will be included featuring vacation packages, artwork, sporting event experiences and much more. Attendees will be able to bid on items using smart phones or tablets, making it easier to participate in the auction process.

“Gala is our biggest fundraiser of the year, but it also is a time for us to pause and say thank you to so many friends, supporters and partners who make this great organization so wonderful,” said Pamela Landwirth, President of GKTW Village. “Hopefully, we will have an opportunity to welcome new individual and corporate friends to this year’s Gala so we can continue to make our Village a place where happiness inspires hope.”

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For more information about Give Kids The World Village and its Black & White Gala, visit http://www.gktw.org/gala/.

 

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Give Kids the World Village Annual Gala

Give Kids the World Village

Give Kids The World Village’s Black & White Gala Highlights Orlando Social Calendar

Annual event attracts thousands to Central Florida, including celebrities

Give Kids the World Village Gala

Give Kids The World Village’s (GKTW) annual Black & White Gala will feature gourmet food, world-class entertainment and best of all, the chance for attendees to help children with life-threatening illnesses. Scheduled for Saturday, May 9 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, the event has become one of Central Florida’s most popular social events on the calendar, directly helping make more than 7,400 wishes come true every year.

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In addition to a fabulous evening of food and entertainment, a silent auction will be included featuring vacation packages, artwork, sporting event experiences and much more. Attendees will be able to bid on items using smart phones or tablets, making it easier to participate in the auction process.

“Gala is our biggest fundraiser of the year, but it also is a time for us to pause and say thank you to so many friends, supporters and partners who make this great organization so wonderful,” said Pamela Landwirth, President of GKTW Village. “Hopefully, we will have an opportunity to welcome new individual and corporate friends to this year’s Gala so we can continue to make our Village a place where happiness inspires hope.”

For more information about Give Kids The World Village and its Black & White Gala, visit http://www.gktw.org/gala.

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#GivingTuesday – Give Kids The World Village

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#GivingTuesday is Here!!!

#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicating to giving back, and Give Kids The World will be participating this year in a big way.

The GiveKids The World goal this year is to raise $60,000 within a 24-hour time period, and we need your help to make this happen!

The first $20,000 of the goal will be matched by an anonymous donor, and every dollar raised will go straight to the Village to help create the happiness that inspires hope for children with life-threating illnesses.

We’re asking our supporters and people who want to give on this day to donate on our official donation page, www.gktw.org/givingtuesday.Please keep in mind that this page is only open for donations during a 24-hour period on December 2.

After you’ve made your donation to Give Kids the World, make sure to take a moment to snap an “UNselfie” and share the photo on all social media accounts with the hashtags, #unselfie, #GivingTuesday, and #GKTW.

What’s an UNselfe?

An UNselfie is a photo taken of yourself (selfie) holding up a handwritten sign explaining why you support GKTW for Giving Tuesday. (See Mayor Clayton below for his guidelines.)

#GivingTuesday Give Kids The World Village UNselfie

I hope that you will join me today for #GivingTuesday, because your donation will make a difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses and their families from all over the world!

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O-Town MacDown Competition This Saturday

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Saturday, August 23
11am – 4pm
Orange County Convention Center
Hall D2 West Concourse

Online Ticket Sales End Friday at 5pm
($10 Adult, $5 Kids)
Tickets Available at the Door
($15 Adults, $10 Kids)

*There is a discounted community parking fee of $9.00 if you choose to park at the Convention Center.

Come see the O-Town MacDown, a delicious “food fight” cooking competition featuring professional chefs and restaurants as well as home cooks and non-profit organizations who will duke it out to the very end to be named Orlando’s Mac-n-Cheese Champion.

Prizes will be awarded in various categories, and the event will include live entertainment, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, live performances, a kids’ fun zone including face painting, bounce houses and macaroni art station, theme park character meet-and-greets and vendor booths.

Presenting sponsor SeaWorld along with Give Kids The World invite the general public to come sample the cheesiest mac-n-cheese that area culinary combatants have to offer at this cooking challenge.

Attendance and participation benefits Give Kids The World Village, a 70-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

For more information visit the website.

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O-Town MacDown With Give Kids The World

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What does America’s favorite pasta dish and Give Kids The World (GKTW), one of Central Florida’s greatest children’s charities, have in common? They are both going to be part of the inaugural O-Town MacDown Presented by SeaWorld at the Orange County Convention Center on Saturday, August 23 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.!

Do you love mac-n-cheese? Does your mac-n-cheese have a secret ingredient that sets it above the rest? Join GKTW for O-Town  MacDown and enjoy an unbe-CHEESE-able afternoon of fun and food the whole family will enjoy! Gather the family and come stuff your face with mac-and-cheese and help determine the Mac-and-Cheese Kings and Queens of Central Florida, all to benefit kids with life-threatening illnesses.

Of course, whether you are a professional chef, a restaurant chef or a home cook with the tastiest mac-and-cheese in your neighborhood, you are invited to show off your best cheesy concoction and see if you can earn bragging rights as well as cash and great prizes! PLUS, the first 40 competitors to sign up by July 1 will be entered to win a pair of AAdvantage Airmile Certificates from American Airlines!

The winners of the professional and restaurant competitions at O-Town MacDown will have the opportunity to face off on stage in front of their colleagues at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, to be held two weeks later in Orlando, Florida. Both winners will compete at the Show’s Food Trends Experience Culinary Demonstration Theater for the title of Best Mac ‘n Cheese in Orange County. They also will be featured on the Show’s website leading up to the event and promoted heavily at the show.

The unique and family-fun O-Town MacDown will include cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, a performance by Tony Brent from the Outta Control Dinner Show, appearances by the SeaWorld “Groove Chefs” and unlimited mac-n-cheese. Kids can have a blast in the Kid’s Zone including bounce houses, face painting and macaroni arts and crafts.

Tickets are going fast, get yours online now at $10 for adults and $5 for children (tickets higher at the door). It’s going to be a GOUDA time, so don’t miss it! Visit www.OTownMacDown.org for tickets and registration information.

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Give Kids The World O-Town MacDown

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Give Kids the World is joining the O-Town MacDown as a presenting sponsor and invite the public to come and sample the cheesiest mac-n-cheese in our area!

The O-Town MacDown is a delicious “food fight” cooking competition that features professional chefs and restaurants as well as home cooks and non-profit organizations who will duke it out to the very end to be named Orlando’s Mac-n-Cheese Champion. A no-holds-barred competition where chefs face off and throw down their finest skills to see who will be the last chef standing.

Prizes will be awarded in various categories, and the event will include live entertainment, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, a performance by Tony Brent from the Outta Control Dinner Show, a kids’ fun zone including face painting, bounce houses and macaroni art station, theme park character meet-and-greets and vendor booths.

Attendance and participation benefits Give Kids The World Village, a 70-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

This year’s O-Town MacDown is going to be held at the Orange County Convention Center Hall D2, West Concourse on Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 11a.m. – 4p.m.

 Tickets are on sale now, and here is the pricing:

  • $10 for Adults (includes all the mac-n-cheese you can eat!)
  • $5 for Kids (includes all the mac-n-cheese you can eat and the Kids Zone is free!)
  • $35 for VIP tickets (includes unlimited mac-n-cheese, premium seating in the VIP area, free O-Town MacDown t-shirt and a free beverage)
  • $15 for Adults and $10 for Kids at the door

For more information visit their official site.

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