'Ice Cream for Breakfast' at Swirl's Benefits Kids' Charity
This Friday, Swirl's in Paducah joins communities around the world to eat “Ice Cream For Breakfast”, and help make the dreams of children come true.
From Istanbul to Montreal to Atlanta, families, community groups and businesses have been hosting ice cream social fundraisers as part of Give Kids The World’s Third Annual Ice Cream For Breakfast (ICFB) campaign. The campaign encourages communities to host and attend ice cream socials to raise funds and awareness for Give Kids The World Village (GKTW), a Kissimmee, Florida non-profit “storybook” resort for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
The Baker family from Lone Oak and Swirl’s Frozen Yogurt are taking part in the campaign Friday by hosting an ice cream social benefiting GKTW. The community is invited to attend the social from 8 - 10 am on Friday, August 3rd at Swirl’s, located at 5187 Hinkleville Road in Paducah.
Attendees are encouraged to tap into their childhood desires and indulge in a make-your-own sundae bar—complete with all of the toppings, while celebrating life with members of their community.
A portion of the sales will go directly to GKTW and donations are also accepted.
GKTW serves its families complimentary all-you-can-eat ice cream in the Village’s famous Ice Cream Palace each and every day. In a place where parents never have to say “no,” the Palace is open from early in the morning until late at night, so everyone can enjoy ice cream whenever they want—even for breakfast.
The Baker family visited GKTW in April of 2010 with their son, Caleb Baker, as part of his Make A Wish trip. “It truly was a blessing to us,” comments Beth Baker, Caleb’s mom. Caleb passed away in January of 2011. In honor of his birthday in November last year, the family traveled to GKTW and volunteered for the day serving ice cream for breakfast and dinner that evening. “Being around beautiful families and their precious children was a rewarding experience, and our girls loved the interaction with the kids- it was a great way to remember our sweet boy.”
“’Ice Cream For Breakfast’ is a delicious way for children, families and professionals to share the mission of Give Kids The World while helping to raise funds to provide magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses from around the world,” said GKTW President Pamela Landwirth.
Unlimited ice cream is just one of the Village’s memorable offerings. GKTW provides accommodations in its whimsical on-site villas, donated attraction tickets, meals and more, to create a weeklong, cost-free fantasy vacation for each family.
With the help of many generous individuals such as the Baker’s, Swirl’s Frozen Yogurt, corporations and partnering Wish Granting Organizations, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 115,000 families from all 50 states and more than 70 countries since its founding in 1986. Its mission is to provide children from all around the world with life-threatening illnesses and their families a memorable, joyful, cost-free visit to the Central Florida attractions.
To learn more information about Give Kids The World’s National Ice Cream For Breakfast Campaign, please visit www.icecreamforbreakfast.org.