Stuff Your Suitcase
Each year the NSH Convention Committee teams up with the Local Host Committee to help a charitable organization in the Convention’s host city. This year we stuff our suitcase with items to help the Give Kids the World Village charity.
Give Kids The World Village is a 79-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The Village and its community partners provide children and their families accommodations in fully-furnished villas, transportation, tickets to theme parks, meals, daily entertainment and much more.
Each year 27,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Half of all children eligible for a wish through a partnering wish-granting organization choose to visit Central Florida and its collection of theme parks and other attractions. The goal, quite simply, is to provide everything these deserving families need to make their trip the vacation of a lifetime. Since 1986, more than 150,000 children and families have had their dreams fulfilled in a whimsical Village unlike any other place on earth.
We are asking Convention Attendees to select items or encourage your lab to donate several items & stuff your suitcase for the trip to Orlando.
Most prominent needs:
- Stuffed animals
- Target gift cards
- Toys r Us gift cards
- Walmart gift cards
- Visa//Master Card/American Express gift cards
Visit http://www.gktw.org/ for more information about the Give Kids the World Village and ways you can help.
Bring your donations to the Local Host Team at the Florida PR Table near registration – the team will be collecting the items and delivering them the week of the Convention.