Carpe Diem, a Latin phrase meaning “to seize the day” has never been so true for the Disney fan community. We have an opportunity to make a difference. An opportunity to send children with life-threatening illnesses and their families from around the world to Walt Disney World. Recently, the Disney fan community started a new, but bold initiative called The Power of 10 Challenge. The objective is simple; raise $1 million dollars for Give Kids the World of Central Florida by getting 10,000 people to ask 10 friends for a $10 donation for this worthy charity. If we can accomplish it we’ll raise $1 million dollars for Give Kids the World.
Give Kids the World is a village located in Kissimmee, FL where children with life-threatening illnesses and their families visit on a daily basis to experience the joy and happiness of the Central Florida attractions, especially Walt Disney World. The village is run mostly through financial donations; however you can volunteer your time to help the village whenever you feel so inclined. For more information about volunteering at Give Kids the World read my recent blog entry about “voluntourism” here.
The Power of 10 campaign began at the start of 2011. We’re hopeful to reach our $1 million dollar goal as soon as possible. No matter how long it takes we’ll be in it until we achieve our goal. There are a few ways you can donate to help make a difference. From your cell phone you can text the word DISGKTW to 50555 and $10 will go directly to Give Kids the World. This is a great and convenient way for your 10 friends to donate their $10 as well. Another way to donate is by visiting the firstgiving.com website and manually entering your donation there. For more information and to get more involved with this initiative please visit the official Power of 10 website. There you will find information, blog entries, donation totals, and forums where you can discuss the effort to raise $1 million dollars for Give Kids the World.
The Disney fan community has an opportunity to make a difference. Please spread the word to your friends or co-workers to donate $10 to Give Kids the World. Word of this initiative is spreading. Even the Michael Jackson fan community has joined this effort to make a difference. Please consider donating $10 and then asking 10 of your friends to donate $10 for a great charitable organization. The Disney fan community can make a difference to help send children with life-threatening illnesses and their families to Central Florida. Let’s help put a smile on their faces by giving them the opportunity to visit a place we all cherish.