Wesleyan Sophomores Volunteer with Give Kids the World Village

Twelve Kentucky Wesleyan sophomores, accompanied by Sophomore Experience Director Rebecca McQueen and Alumni Director Matt Ruark, spent 4 days in late Dec. volunteering at Give the Kids the World Village in Kissimmee, Fla. The non-profit 70-acre resort provides cost-free vacations for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Founded by Holocaust survivor Henri Landwirth, Give Kids the World offers accommodations, entertainment and fun for children with special needs. Rebecca McQueen said, “We expected our trip to be depressing and sad, but it was truly just the opposite. It is a very inspiring experience.” The Wesleyan participants volunteered in many capacities at the Gingerbread House Dining Hall, the La-Ti-Da Spa, the Pirate and Princesses Party and served as train conductors.