Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Caring Causes: Give Kids the World

The Village celebrated Founder Henri Landwirth’s birthday today with a party in his honor and unveiled the new out-of-this-world makeover for a popular Village venue. Redesigned by a team from Walt Disney Imagineering, the Ice Cream Palace will get an intergalactic makeover and be renamed for founder Henri Landwirth, an hotelier, philanthropist and Holocaust survivor.
The name and theme celebrates Henri's history with the early space industry in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
The Village also launched a fundraising campaign to pay for capital and operating costs:
Central Florida’s tourists take many memories away from their vacations to enjoy the area’s theme parks and attractions. But none are as impactful and life-changing as those taken from the guests at Give Kids The World Village, a nonprofit resort that welcomes children with life-threatening illnesses and their families on their wish trips. Unlimited ice cream all day is certainly a memory that stays with them long after they go home.

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