Holiday Inn Club Vacations Hosts GKTW Ice Cream Social
Monday, July 21, 2014
Last week, Holiday Inn Club Vacations (HICV) at Orange Lake Resort hosted an ice cream social for the Give Kids the World Village. Holiday Inn Club Vacations has a great relationship with Give Kids the World (GKTW) and donates to the charity on an annual basis.
This event raised money for the Ice Cream for Breakfast program, a grass-roots fundraising campaign. The fundraiser was created by a wish family who remembers their experience at the GKTW Village by eating ice cream for breakfast on the anniversary of their trip. Through the fundraiser, GKTW encourages individuals and corporations to host socials to benefit the village.
HICV hosted a Mobile Ice Cream for Breakfast event to raise money for their corporate contribution. Two mascots, Mayor Clayton the bunny from GKTW village and Swampy the gator from the Orange Lake Resort, teamed up to serve frozen treats to hundreds of guests and employees.
The Director of Orange Lake Resorts’ corporate social responsibility efforts Donna Chun also helped to deliver ice cream to different areas of the resort.
Chun commented, “Ice cream is something everyone enjoys, no matter the weather or time of day” Chun said as she shared the enthusiasm of the Orange Lake Resorts team. “Not only can you enjoy a scoop of ice cream on a hot day, but you know that you are helping children all around the world with life-threatening illnesses.”
The Orange Lake Resort hosted the three-hour event with the help of the Orlando Ice Cream Company. Together, the companies were able to donate 100% of the proceeds to Give Kids the World.
About Give Kids the World Village
The Give Kids the World Village provides complementary lodgings to children with life-threatening illnesses. With the help of the central Florida hospitality community, the Village has made sure that these children have the opportunity to visit the theme parks and enjoy a vacation they’ll never forget.
Learn how you can donate to the cause or host your own ice cream social at GKTW.org.