Kissimmee, FL – Give Kids The World Village’s Gingerbread Run: Valentine’s Day Edition will enable fundraisers of all ages to run, roll or stroll a 5K or family fun run through the 89-acre nonprofit resort – past snoring trees, an enchanting castle, the world’s largest game of CANDY LAND, and other whimsical attractions.
Sponsorships of Give Kids The World Village’s Gingerbread Run: Valentine’s Day Edition create awareness, community goodwill and much-needed support for the Village. Everest Ice and Water Systems was a proud sponsor of the organization and several of the company’s employees participated in the 5k run on Saturday, February 10, 2024.
Give Kids The World Village is an 89-acre, nonprofit “storybook” resort in Central Florida where children with critical illnesses and their families from all around the world are treated to weeklong, cost-free vacations. Since 1986, Give Kids The World Village has welcomed more than 188,000 families from all 50 states and 77 countries. The Village is made possible by the support of generous donors and community partners, as well as thousands of passionate volunteers – who donate their time and talent making wishes come true.
“By sponsoring and participating in Give Kids The World Village’s Gingerbread Run, Everest Ice and Water Systems not only spreads love but also embodies the spirit of community and compassion. It’s an honor to support an organization dedicated to bringing joy and respite to children and families facing critical illnesses. Together, let’s continue to create magical moments and lasting memories for those who need it most,” explains Gilbert Ramirez III, marketing manager of Everest.
ABOUT GIVE KIDS THE WORLD VILLAGE
Give Kids The World Village is an 89-acre, nonprofit resort built exclusively to serve critically-ill children and their families. Children visiting Central Florida on their “wish trips,” stay with their families at Give Kids The World’s storybook Village for week-long, dream vacations. Give Kids The World provides meals, transportation, nightly entertainment, and complimentary passes to Orlando’s world-famous theme parks and other attractions. There is never any charge to visiting families, and no child is ever turned away. Since 1986, Give Kids The World Village has served more than 188,000 children and families from all 50 states and 77 countries. GKTW is four-star rated by Charity Navigator, with more than 90 cents of every dollar it spends going to program services.
ABOUT EVEREST ICE AND WATER SYSTEMS
Everest has been an Ice and Water Vending manufacturer since 2015, originally starting out of Pittsburgh, PA. We understand that to grow in this industry the focus must be primarily on product innovation and reliability. We focus on and continue to focus on engineering and design to simplify the lives of their customers and the machine operators.
The Everest motto, Always Climbing, originates from the primary focus of supporting business owners in the ice industry by providing the best equipment in the industry. Everest did not design a machine that monetizes Everest’s service and support. The industry and Everest’s competitors make revenue centers out of supporting the machine. Everest does not believe in that. Our goal is to help the customer become as successful as possible with their first machine so we can celebrate with them when they purchase their tenth, twentieth, and fiftieth machine.