Charity & Grassroots in Kissimmee


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  • Ghost Tracker Ghost Tours
    In the world of reality TV, it can be hard to separate fact from scripted sensationalism. But with Ghost Tracker Ghost Tours, visitors can see firsthand how the investigators on Ghost Tracker TV gauge the paranormal activity of reputed hauntings, and will even get to help document the spooky goings-on. Using the tools showcased on the screen—including EMF readers and K2 meters—tour-goers track the level of paranormal activity at 5–7 haunted sites, all while listening to their guide recount stories of the old court house or the hanging tree. During their 90 minutes of ghost hunting, guests maintain a leisurely pace while covering less than a mile of ground, allowing them ample time to peer around with cameras for spectral images that can’t be seen with the human eye. Some tours may be filmed for the show, so guests may be asked to sign a waver in order to enjoy their 15 minutes of fame.
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    520 N Main St.
    Kissimmee, FL US
  • Give Kids The World
    When Amy, a little girl with leukemia, was unable to fulfill her wish to visit Orlando’s theme parks before she passed away, hotelier Henri Landwirth vowed that he’d never let a child in need’s wish go unfilled again. So he enlisted his colleagues in the hospitality and theme-park industries to help him make his vow a reality. His idea, Give Kids The World, expanded to a 70-acre resort village with more than 140 villa accommodations for wish children and their families, plus entertainment attractions and fun activities specially designed for children with special needs. The organization works with wish-granting organizations, such as Make-A-Wish Foundation, to fulfill any wishes to visit Orlando-area theme parks. In 2011, more than 7,000 wish children and their families from all 50 states and 25 countries visited the resort for a cost-free vacation.
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    210 S Bass Rd
    Kissimmee, FL US
  • Kissimmee Main Street
    The nationally accredited Kissimmee Main Street program hopes to revitalize Kissimmee's downtown and preserve its history for future generations, as well as make it a place where residents want to go for shopping and dining. The nonprofit does this by hosting the Kissimmee Valley Farmer's Market on Tuesday evenings and by running a welcome station where visitors can grab information on local shops and restaurants and receive several warm hand shakes. Kissimmee Main Street also puts on special events. These include everything from a food- truck bazaar to a sculpture pub crawl, during which participants view works of art on the street and in galleries while stopping at various food and drink spots.
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    421 Broadway
    Kissimmee, FL US
  • Have Hope Zumbathon
    Zumba instructor Erica Pierce is widely recognized in the fitness world, but most of her clients know her by her avatar. While she leads students in her sweat-inducing Zumba sessions at her studio, her avatar leads cyber dance parties in homes throughout America in the videogame Zumba Fitness Rush for Xbox 360 Kinect. However, she attends the Have Hope Zumbathon in human form, working with a team of fellow instructors to lead a crowd of hundreds through her signature easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired moves without relying on pixels to provide her super-human endurance. Proceeds from the event benefit the Rhea of Hope Foundation, which hosts the event in tandem with Her Campus at UCF. The Foundation aims to enhance fertility options for men and women with cancer who would like to become parents.
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    4000 Central Florida Blvd.
    Orlando, FL US
  • Share The Care
    Share the Care's five adult daycare centers provide activities within a safe, friendly environment for physically and cognitively impaired adults, including those with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease. Enrollees can stay at the center for anywhere from a few hours to the entire workday, and each center is staffed with on-site nurses and experienced care providers to ensure safety. To help improve the mental and physical health of its clients, Share the Care would like to incorporate the Xbox 360 with Kinect into their daily activities. Since it tracks body movements and does not require a controller, the Xbox 360 with Kinect can encourage mental and physical activity among aging or disabled adults. The system supports a variety of games that aim to improve balance and coordination through physical activity, which may also aid in decreasing symptoms of depression and loneliness.
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    1010 Arthur Ave
    Orlando, FL US
  • Wordspring Discovery Center
    This award-winning presentation of exhibits, interactive media, and films takes guests of all ages on a journey through the world of languages, cultures, and Bible translation.
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    11221 John Wycliffe Blvd
    Orlando, FL US
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