LEGOLAND® Florida and Partners Take the Magic to the Children
The Dream Village Will Get a Newly Renovated Cottage to Bring Joy to Sick Children
The Sunshine Foundation’s Dream Village is getting a brick-tastic make-over thanks to LEGOLAND® Florida, Merlin’s Magic Wand and many generous local companies. Renovations began September 10, 2012 on one of nine uniquely-themed cottages found at the Dream Village, a non-profit wish granting entity. From ceiling to floor, this cottage will be transformed into a LEGOLAND Florida lover’s dream with highly-themed rooms and a LEGO® Duplo plate wall with a play area.
While LEGOLAND Florida and Merlin’s Magic Wand are leading the efforts, many local companies have joined the effort to provide substantial financial contributions to the project including construction and roofing materials, air conditioning, furniture, paint and volunteer time:
Badcock & More
The Home Depot
Kommercial Refrigeration, Inc.
Rick Wilson Painting, Inc.
Tucker Construction Group, Inc.
Renovations are expected to take approximately 6-8 weeks and an official ribbon cutting ceremony will be held in late October to unveil the new LEGOLAND Florida cottage.
Located in Davenport and built in 1989, the Dream Village’s sole purpose is to answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children ages three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to financial strain that the child's illness may cause. Most wish granting entities must limit their services to those children that are terminally ill. The Dream Village is able to fulfill wishes for those families that don’t meet the standard criteria but still face severe circumstances.
“LEGOLAND Florida is thrilled to join with our partners to make a difference at the Sunshine Foundation’s Dream Village and in the lives of the families they serve,” said, Adrian Jones, General Manager of LEGOLAND Florida. “We hope this is just the beginning of the renovations to come.”
For any donation towards this project please contact:
Rich Mergo, Development Director of the Sunshine Foundation (863-424-4188) or
Kate Johnson at LEGOLAND Florida (863-318-5341)