Applications now open for kids 13-18 to attend June trip to Give Kids The World Village in Orlando
DALLAS (Jan. 30, 2017) – For 25 years, Kidd’s Kids has taken children with life-altering conditions on the vacation of a lifetime to Walt Disney World. The program of the Kraddick Foundation – a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by legendary radio personality Kidd Kraddick – serves children ages 5-12 years old.
Kraddick’s daughter Caroline, who now leads the Foundation, has long envisioned hosting a similar trip for teenagers.
This summer, her dream will become reality with the first annual Kidd’s Kids Teen Trip to Give Kids The World Village in Orlando, June 3-9. Teens ages 13-18 years old who are diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, and their families, will enjoy an all- expenses-paid vacation to the resort, including three days at Walt Disney World, two days at Universal Orlando and one day at Sea World Orlando.
“I can’t express how excited I am to expand the Kidd’s Kids program beyond our amazing annual trip in November, and to bring another life-changing experience to an older group of kids and their families,” said Caroline Kraddick, CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of Kidd’s Kids. “My team and I recently toured Give Kids The World Village, and it’s a truly remarkable resort tailor-made for the Kidd’s Kids Teen Trip!”
Applications are now available for download at KiddsKids.com for teens between the ages of 13 and 18 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening condition.
The deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 24.
Give Kids The World Village is a 79-acre, non-profit “storybook” resort that exists solely for the fulfillment of wishes granted to children through a partnering wish-granting organization. The child and his/her family are provided accommodations, meals, entertainment and theme park tickets to the world-famous attractions of Central Florida.
Founded in 1991, the Kraddick Foundation and Kidd’s Kids program were developed on the premise of making a difference in the lives of children with life-altering and life- threatening medical conditions. Over the years, more than 1,000 children and their families have attended the trip, totaling more than 3,750 people.
The Kraddick Foundation covers all expenses and coordinates the entire experience, which includes airfare, hotel, park passes, meals, transportation, spending money, gifts and mementos from the trip.
Funding for the first-annual Kidd’s Kids Teen Trip is expected to come from a “Morning of Magical Memories” breakfast event hosted by Caroline Kraddick. The free event, which will also feature Kidd’s Kids families and volunteers sharing their memories of previous trips, will be held at the Omni Dallas Hotel on March 7, beginning at 8 a.m.
For more information on Kidd’s Kids, visit KiddsKids.com, or follow the charity on Facebook (Facebook.com/KiddsKids) and Twitter (Twitter.com/KiddsKids).
ABOUT THE KRADDICK FOUNDATION®
The Kraddick Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1991 by award-winning morning show personality Kidd Kraddick. The Foundation and its programs were created to make a difference in the lives of children with life-altering conditions. The Kraddick Foundation is certified by the state of Texas and registered with the appropriate department of each state in the country. To learn more, visit KiddsKids.com.