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Monday, April 25, 2011

Power Of 10


Boy, I just remember back in 2009 was the "Volunteer for a Day, get a Disney Day" promotion and 1 Million people joined the program by only finishing 3 months! 0_0!

Imagine if people who would do that program but giving $10 dollars and getting 10 of their friends to do the same! This would be life changing not only to the program but those who benefit the program.

Power Of 10:

Ok, first its not a lottery so you can bet your wishing off. But this is a great tool to bring awareness of people going through major health issues especially children who can't afford the high raising cost of health provision yet alone the families who have a hard time keep up with the bills or even hard time affording for their children to get the help they need.

Any parent would be heart broken to know that their child is sick and having limit funds to pay the health provisions to help their child get the help to overcome their sickness.

Even I'm not a parent, my heart is already wrenching to know that if my own child can't get the coverage of a health provider because of my limit funds to help my child to get better from a major decease. Talk about troublesome and heart-wrenching to have the feeling day to day not knowing where the money is coming from to support their child.

Well, the "Power Of 10" is making awareness of this problem and helping families get the help they need for their child but as well making their dreams come true! A dream going to Disney World vacation with their child as a way to make an impact to their child as they fight whatever major health issues they are recovering.

Our goal is simple. We’re looking for 10,000 people who are willing to commit to asking 10 friends to donate $10 to "Give Kids the World". If we can accomplish that seemingly simple task, we will raise $1M to help this worthy organization in their mission to turn no child away.

About 'Give Kids the World':

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.

Landwirth enlisted the support of colleagues in the hospitality industry, including our world-famous theme parks, to assist him in bringing these special families to Central Florida within 24 hours if need be. He called the project “Give Kids The World,” because that is just what he intended to do - provide memorable, magical, cost-free experiences to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

As the program expanded and the number of families continued to grow, it was apparent that Give Kids The World would need to create a place that could better serve the special needs of our families. The gates of Give Kids The World Village opened in 1989.

Today the Village is a 70-acre resort complete with over 140 Villa accommodations, entertainment attractions, whimsical venues, and fun specifically designed for children with special needs.

With the help of many generous individuals, corporations and partnering wish-granting organizations, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 100,000 families from all 50 states and over 70 countries.

Ways to Donate:
Text the word DISGKTW to 50555 - you will send a $10 donation directly to Give Kids the World via

This is a great way to get your 10 friends to donate $10. Charges appear on your phone bill and 100% of donations are sent directly to GKTW!

You can as well donate online via Credit Card, Checking/Savings. Click here to donate. When you donate please leave a comment saying you part of Power of 10. That way GKTW knows the donation came from the Disney community.

Closing Thoughts:

This program as many programs out there are doing the same thing and I feel that this is great to invest in way to make a 'Disney Difference' in someone's life.

Yeah, you may not know them personally or get to know them at all. But this is what you are doing, make a dream come true to a child and their family to enjoy a fun time for a day to forget to suffer, crying, depressed, stomach ill feeling for a moment in their lives where they dream in a place where they don't feel that for once.

As you feel in you heart, if you ever thought of making a difference in someone's life but to a COMPLETE stranger, I challenge you this and go for it to rally up and see the potential of how one person can make a difference and more so once of a life-time they'll never forget.

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