A week of hard work and creativity for Dori Saypol, Owner of Total Party helped Give Kids The World Village take its fundraising to new heights after hosting the Qualatex Balloon Wonderland – one of the nonprofit’s most uplifting events ever, raising over $50,000 in the process.
Over a period of 5 days in July 2022, at Orlando’s Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Dori worked alongside over 300 other Balloon Professionals from around the world Using 500,000 Qualatex balloons they brought alive with vibrant colors and breathtaking flair a life-sized replica of Give Kids The World Village – an 89-acre, whimsical non-profit resort in Kissimmee, Florida, that provides critically ill children and their families with magical week-long wish vacations at no cost.
Balloon artisans like Dori were chosen from 46 countries to construct the life-sized replicas of seven iconic Village venues during a build taking over 15,000 hours, using 500,000 biodegradable balloons.
Pamela Landwirth, president and CEO of Give Kids The World, said, “Children with critical illnesses face countless appointments, treatments and hospital stays, and they are often told “no” due to the limitations of their illness. With support from partners like Pioneer Balloon Company and Dori Saypol of Total Party, we are thrilled to be able to provide these children and their families with a magical week of “yes” where they can forget their worries, experience joy, and create unforgettable memories in a storybook oasis which attendees will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of during Balloon Wonderland.”
This was the most amazing balloon experience of my life. Being able to use my talent to make a difference to so many children and their families was beyond meaningful.