There is a great non-profit organization in Orlando called Give Kids the World Village that makes the dreams come true of children with life-threatening illnesses by providing a free trip to Orlando and it’s theme parks at no cost to their families.
One of over 250 wish-granting organizations worldwide coordinates transportation to Central Florida, while Give Kids The World provides accommodations at its resort, meals for a week-long vacation, and donated admission tickets to local attractions including Walt Disney World Resort, SeaWorld, and Universal Orlando Resort.
The village is operated by a small professional staff that is augmented by thousands of volunteers each year. Roughly 1200 volunteer shifts are completed each week.
Ye Olde Spring Country Faire
On April 12th, 2014, the bunny characters from Give Kids the World will be available for pictures at the 17th annual Ye Olde Spring Country Faire (see flyer below) at the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores from 10 am until 3 pm near Downtown Disney and the Orlando Premium Outlets on Vineland Avenue.
The free event will also feature clowns, face painting, a sidewalk sale, games, activities, prizes, and more. The event takes place just before Easter so that you can get your child’s picture with two Easter Bunnies (see picture above).
Terry Lynn Morris, Director of Marketing for Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, says that they have visitors who plan their vacations around this event just to have their family photo taken with the rabbits named Mayor Clayton and Ms. Merry. “Local families tell us time and time again that they grew up attending this event and would not miss it ‘for the world.’”
Donations from photo’s with the bunnies benefit Give Kids the World Village. Click here to visit the website for Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores for more information about the event and click here for more things to do around Orlando to celebrate Easter including Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Bunny photo opportunities.
Ye Olde Spring Country Faire Flyer
Guide to Spending Easter in Orlando
- Easter Bunny at Millenia on March 29th, 2014
- Easter Egg Hunt at Winter Park Village on March 23rd, 2013
- Ye Olde Spring Country Faire on April 12th, 2014
- Easter Egg Hunt in Winter Park on April 19th, 2014
- Easter Egg Hunt in Longwood on April 19th, 2014
- Easter Church Services in Downtown Orlando
- Easter Day Brunch in Winter Park
Give Kids the World Promotional Video
Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores