Moms Panel: It Takes a Village

Walt Disney World Moms Panelists Present Donation to Give Kids The World Village

The Walt Disney World Moms Panelists are known to the world as passionate and learned connoisseurs of Disney Parks. It’s a unique hobby that allows them to exchange their opinions and thoughts about Walt Disney World Resort on an international scale.

But this fall, the panel will continue to do something that they hope will become an annual tradition and has absolutely nothing to do with their work on the panel. The panelists decided that each year they want to give something back to the community. As Disney enthusiasts, they want to spread their own special brand of pixie dust to those who need it most− critically ill children who wish to visit Central Florida’s theme parks.

Give Kids The World is a non-profit organization near Orlando that opened in 1989. At Give Kids The World Village, families with critically and terminally ill children can stay at their 70-acre resort designed for children with special healthcare needs for free.

Walt Disney World Panelist Anna Skamarakas helped to organize last year’s donation. “As moms, reaching out to families who are trying to find some magical moments during a time when life is most challenging seemed like a natural fit for us,” she said.

President of Give Kids The World Village, Pamela Landwirth met the panelists and accepted their check in person. “Through their love and generous support we are able to create the happiness that inspires hope for our special guests. Because so many people like you share their time, resources and heart, we have served over 100,000 families,” she said.

Many of the panelists plan to fly to Orlando again this October to present Give Kids The World another donation. Anna said, “as moms, we feel such a connection to these families and it is an honor to be able to give some pixie dust back.”