The cast members had donated many volunteer hours to help in the renovation and redesign of a building that honors the thousands of volunteers who serve kids and their families at Give Kids the World. The Extreme Makeover reveal was aired live on ABC’s Good Morning America.
The new space includes a lounge, registration area, and a floor-to-ceiling inspirational mural that was created with hundreds of photos of volunteers and families.
Give Kids the World is a non-profit organization that provides free accommodations to thousands of kids with life-threatening illnesses who wish for a trip to Central Florida’s theme parks.
“Our Cast Members were thrilled to help with this ‘Extreme Village Makeover,’ which is one of the latest examples of our commitment to Give Kids the World,” said Nancy Gidusko, director of community relations for Walt Disney World Resort. “Whether through donated theme park tickets, Disney character entertainment or through the heartfelt service of thousands of Disney VoluntEARS each year, our hope is that these special children and their families return home with cherished memories from their visit to Central Florida.”
Walt Disney World has been involved with Give Kids the World for more than two decades and last year Disney VoluntEARS provided more than 40,000 hours of service to help fulfill the wishes of families staying at the Give Kids the World Village.