The Power of 10: The Give Kids The World $1 Million Challenge!

01/20/2011 11:28

by Published on 12-29-2010 12:24 AM (Source:

What is the Power of 10?

We are a group of Disney fans who want to help share our passion for Disney with those who need it most: children with life threatening illnesses and their families. When these children ask to visit Walt Disney World through organizations like the Make-A-Wish foundation, many times those organizations reach out to Give Kids The World to make that wish a reality.

Our goal is simple. We’re looking for 10,000 people who are willing to commit to asking 10 friends to donate $10 to Give Kids the World. If we can accomplish that seemingly simple task, we will raise $1M to help this worthy organization in their mission to turn no child away.

We are looking to show the power of the internet in raising money for good causes. Virtually every dollar raised through this initiative will go to Give Kids The World. The only exception are donations made through – that organization does take a small processing fee for each donation made through their web site. Beyond that – every dollar will go directly to helping these realize their wish of visiting the happiest place on earth.

Of course, there are lots of great ways to raise money and our approach of asking 10,000 people to ask 10 friends to donate $10 is only one of them. The whole idea behind this challenge is to encourage people to come up with ways they can raise money in their local communities. Bake sales, bike-a-thons, auctions - be creative – think about opportunities where you live and work and share your ideas with our community.

We've set no time limit on this goal - whether it takes 6 months or 2 years doesn't matter - what matters is that we raise $1 Million to further the work being done by a great organization.

So help us share a passion for Disney with those who need it the most. Sign up today and help us get one step closer to achieving our goal!

Pamela Landwirth on The Power of 10 from The Power of 10 on Vimeo.

by Published on 12-29-2010 12:19 AM

Give Kids The World Village (GKTW) is a 70-acre, non-profit resort in Central Florida that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. GKTW provides accommodations at its whimsical resort, donated attractions tickets, meals and more for a week-long, cost-free fantasy vacation. With the help of many generous individuals, corporations and partnering wish-granting organizations, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 100,000 families from all 50 states and over 70 countries. From the Give Kids The World website:

The story of Give Kids The World begins with a little girl with a wish and the desire of one man to make that wish come true.

The little girl's name was Amy. Amy had leukemia and one wish - to visit the theme parks in Orlando. To facilitate Amy's wish, the request of a complimentary stay was made to a respected hotelier. As he had done many times before, the hotelier gladly obliged and Amy's wish was that much closer to being realized. Sadly, the remainder of Amy's travel plans took too long to arrange and her wish was never granted; Amy had passed away. Time simply ran out.

This unfulfilled wish inspired a man, the hotelier, to make a vow that no child in need would ever be failed again. That man was Henri Landwirth and his desire to ensure that Amy's story would never repeat itself is where the story of Give Kids The World begins.