Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Universal Orlando Offering "Volunteer Vacations" in 2016

Well here's a fantastic idea if I've ever heard one - Universal Orlando Resort is offering a new "Volunteer Vacation" in 2016 that benefits Give Kids The World Village, located in Kissimmee, Florida.

The new vacation package, advertised on their webpage, features a three night stay at one of the on-property or partner resorts, and 2-Day Park-to-Park Tickets, but also a scheduled volunteer time at Give Kids The World.  The entire family will be provided transportation to and from the Village where they will volunteer in a four hour scheduled session.

For those unfamiliar, Give Kids The World Village is a 79 acre nonprofit resort that welcomes families with children that have life threatening illnesses for a cost-free vacation in the Orlando area packed with unforgettable memories.  The resort is an attraction in itself, featuring whimsically designed buildings and villas, along with entertainment attractions and plenty of ice cream!  Check out the resort's website to learn even more.

In an age where, thankfully, volunteerism has gained momentum once again it is great to see Universal Orlando step up and offer a package like this that makes it super simple to volunteer.  On top of that, Universal will donate $100 to Give Kids The World for each package that is sold.