This winter break, Texas Hillel will be hosting an alternative winter break trip to work with Give Kids the World (GKTW) in Kissimmee, Florida. GKTW is a non-profit organization that fulfills the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses and their families from around the world. It allows them to experience a memorable, joyful, cost-free visit to the Central Florida attractions, and to enjoy the magic of the GKTW Village. Please visit the GKTW website for more information.

This alternative winter break will consist of volunteering, developing leadership skills, learning about repairing the world through a Jewish lens, and working as a team. The group will consist of 12 students including the trip leaders. The trip will span from January 6-13 and will include five days working with GKTW and one day spent at an Orlando theme park. Trip cost is $450 + transportation to and from Kissimmee. This price covers food, housing, transportation in Kissimmee, and the cost of a park ticket. Substantial financial aid is available and grants may lower individual and overall trip cost.

Every participant must attend pre- and post-trip training sessions at Texas Hillel. Training session times and dates will be determined once participants have been selected.

Apply here. Applications are due Friday, October 5. Once your application is received, you will be contacted to schedule your interview time. Reach out to trip leaders, Susie Alalu or Emily Gitten for more details.

Find out more about Give Kids the World Here: