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"Scoops of Hope": A cool, delicious way to help kids with life-threatening illnesses

KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Giving children with life-threatening illnesses a fantasy vacation in Orlando just became easier thanks to the new Give Kids The World (GKTW Village) "Scoops of Hope" fundraising program. Scoops of Hope is a grassroots awareness and fundraising campaign inspired by a former GKTW Village family who celebrates the anniversary of their wish vacation by eating ice cream, just like they did in the Village's Ice Cream Palace.

"We've turned that heartwarming tradition into a fundraiser for families anywhere in the world to spread awareness and raise funds for the Village," said Pam Landwirth, GKTW Village President and CEO. "The idea is to host an ice cream social at your house, church, business, or local ice cream parlor and use the event as a fundraiser for our precious wish children. We want the world to know we're here to provide these deserving families with free, weeklong vacations, and that Scoops of Hope supporters are instrumental in helping make these wishes come true."

For more information on how you can get involved, please visit www.scoopsofhope.org or contact specialevents@gktw.org. You'll find tips, social media tools, and collateral materials to help you plan and manage your event.

About Give Kids The World Village

Give Kids The World Village (GKTW Village) is a 74-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. GKTW Village provides accommodations at its whimsical resort, donated attractions tickets, meals and more for a weeklong, cost-free, fantasy vacation. With the help of many generous individuals, corporations and wish-granting organizations, Give Kids The World Village has welcomed more than 138,000 families from all 50 states and 75 countries. For our latest news, visit www.GiveKidsTheWorld.org.

CONTACT: Mark Hoewing 407-396-1114 ext 4259 MarkH@gktw.org

Source: Give Kids the World