Give Kids the World began in 1986 by hotelier, Henri Landwirth, and his desire to provide cost-free vacations to children with critical illnesses and their families. Mr. Landwirth’s goal, quite simply, was to provide everything these families needed to create a week-long dream vacation, sometimes in as little as 24 hours. In the last 30 years, Give Kids the World has grown into a sprawling 84 acre Village in Central Florida, complete with 166 villas, unique and whimsical venues, and fun activities for children of all abilities.
To date, this nonprofit has welcomed more than 167,000 families to the Village, from all 50 states plus 76 other countries. This generous organization gives brave kids a joyful childhood experience and their families peace of mind as well as memories to last a lifetime. It is a cause we can all get behind, and we’re proud to call Give Kids the World our official charity!
Innovative Construction is a Platinum Sponsor of Stars and Pars, an annual gala and golf tournament benefiting Give Kids the World. Every year since 2013, Stars and Pars shines brighter and makes a bigger impact for the Give Kids the World Village. Last year alone this wonderful weekend event raised over $183,000 and gathered more than 400 people together in support of deserving children and their families.
In January, 2014, Wyndham Vacation Ownership rallied the support of hundreds of contractors, suppliers and volunteers to create the Extreme Village Makeover project, a two week renovation of roughly 100 villas in the Give Kids the World Village. Innovative Construction was proud to be a part of this exciting event, and worked alongside fellow contractors and tradesman from all over the US to put our collective skills and experience to good use for this very worthy cause. Extreme Village Makeover was a great success and we had a blast. If the opportunity arises for another event, we’ll happily volunteer again!
C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic & Regatta
The Clagett Regatta’s Mission: To develop a program that will enable sailors with disabilities to reach their personal levels of achievement.
Innovative Construction has been a proud sponsor of the Annual St. Philomena School Annual Golf Tournament since 2015. This event has been held at Carnegie Abbey which has since changed ownership to The Aquidneck Club. A great opportunity to spend the day on a beautiful golf course with friends and colleagues while raising money for this parochial school and local landmark.
Tiverton & Portsmouth Police Departments
Innovative Construction is a proud supporter of our local police departments.
"We at Gnome Surf are grateful for the partnership of Innovative Construction it is through lead sponsors like them that we have been able to offer our athletes life-altering surf therapy which focuses on both mental and physical health as well as emotional well being. It builds a community where they can come and feel accepted with no judgment, a family of like-minded kind individuals to support them and the needs of their family. When many programs shut down for our athletes with autism, down syndrome, ADHD, depression, and anxiety because of COVID we have been able to provide a much-needed outlet for our athletes throughout the entire season. This is only made possible with the help of our sponsors, specifically Innovative Construction. Their sponsorship is essential and we have been able to provide surf therapy to over 1200 families. We hope to partner with Innovative Construction for years to come and look forward to all the magic we can provide the community together."