2017 Gift Card Campaign
Each year, IMA selects a charitable organization to support via a campaign that runs in conjunction with the IMA Summit.
The gracious volunteer work from the committee and the generous contributions from IMA and SIG members have generated colossal amounts of relief and assistance to our chosen charities.
IGCC encourages its members to participate in our charity campaigns by volunteering, fundraising, awareness promotion and donating.
For 2017, we are partnering with Give Kids The World, Inc (GKTW).
IMA and IGCC members can help fulfill dreams by donating cash, gift cards, and merchandise. What difference will my gift make?
Give Kids The World (GKTW) is a nonprofit organization that exists only to fulfill the wishes of all children with life-threatening illnesses. Children and their families, from around the world, have the opportunity to experience a memorable, joyful, cost-free visit to Central Florida’s attractions, and to enjoy the magic of Give Kids The World Village for as long as there is a need.
Give Kids the World Village is a 79-acre, nonprofit “storybook” resort in Orlando. The Village and its community partners provide children and their families accommodations in fully-furnished villas, transportation, tickets to theme parks, meals, daily entertainment and much more.
The story of Give Kids The World begins in 1986 with a little girl with a wish and the desire of one man to make that wish come true. The little girl’s name was Amy. Amy had leukemia and one wish - to visit the theme parks in Orlando. To facilitate Amy’s wish, the request of a complimentary stay was made to a respected hotelier. As he had done many times before, the hotelier gladly obliged and Amy’s wish was that much closer to being realized. Sadly, the remainder of Amy’s travel plans took too long to arrange and her wish was never granted; Amy had passed away. Time simply ran out.
This unfulfilled wish inspired a man, the hotelier, to make a vow that no child in need would ever be failed again. That man was Henri Landwirth and his desire to ensure that Amy’s story would never repeat itself is where the story of Give Kids The World begins. Since 1986, more than 150,000 children and families have had their dreams fulfilled in a whimsical Village unlike any other place on earth.
You have the opportunity to help fulfill these dreams by supporting Give Kids the World by donating items and/or volunteering during the Summit. To donate, click here.
If you have question or would like to be a part of the planning committee, contact Benita Johnson.
The 2017 Summit Philanthropy Committee consists of the following IMA members:
Andy Choi, The Walt Disney Company
Benita Johnson (Chair), Meijer
Carol Rampey, Unitedscrip, Inc.
Constance Hoffman, Stoner Bunting
Jody Running, CPIM, Top Brands, Inc.
Katie Dougherty, DineEquity, Inc. (Applebee's & IHOP)
Kim Damato, The Manna Group Scrip Company
Lauren Loudenslagel, RPG Card Services
Len Sadek, Landry’s Inc.
Martha Weaver, Raise.Com
Vohara Gunaratna, Buyatab Online, Inc.