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15th Annual We’re Going to Orlando!
First Things First was honored to host six families for the 15th annual “We’re Going to Orlando!” trip! Four families from Arizona, one from Missouri and one from Illinois in partnership with Make-A-Wish and Dream Factory joined the Warner family for a weeklong trip of rides, shows, food, fireworks, and more as they explored all of the best theme parks in Orlando! For Those Without a Voice once again generously provided a grant to cover the airfare for all of the families and Give Kids the World gave the families an incredible home away from home while in Florida. Universal Orlando Resort joined the team as a new generous partner this year. Click here to view some of the photos from this incredible week!
Zone to Go Cart Brings Activities to Kids at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) has a great state-of-the-art play area that provides an escape for patients and their families from daily life in the hospital. However, some patients aren’t able to visit the Zone due to suppressed immune systems that require time in isolation. After discussing the need with PCH, First Things First provided funding for a Zone to Go cart that brings many of the favorite activities of the Zone right to the patients’ rooms including games on a large touch screen computer, arts & crafts, science experiments, and more. Best of all, the patients receive one-on-one attention to build relationships with hospital staff or volunteers. In May, Kurt and Brenda visited the hospital to dedicate the cart and experience all of its features firsthand as they enjoyed play time with several patients.
Treasure House, a supported residential community for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is the latest philanthropic endeavor of Kurt and Brenda Warner. Visit treasurehouse.org to learn more about this new 501(c)(3) charity.