Are donations to Grin Kids tax deductible?
Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization so unless otherwise noted, your donations are tax deductible.
Are there any costs incurred by the Grin Kid’s family for the trip?
No. We pay for airfare, hotel accommodations, meals and Disney Theme park tickets. We even supply extra money for souvenirs.
Does Ace&TJ’s Grin Kids do anything else for the kids?
No. We do fundraising throughout the year in order to take the yearly trip. Our main goal is to take as many families as financially possible on all-expenses-paid trip to Disney.
How are the children selected?
Final recommendations are a result of the collaboration of Pediatric Doctors and Nurses and their medical teams.
Can I volunteer?
Yes, there are several opportunities throughout the year that we need qualified staff and volunteers for Grin Kids fundraising events. We receive many requests for volunteers that would like to assist during the Disney World trip, however at this time all trip staffing is handled by the Grin Kids board, Ace & TJ Show members, and the medical advisors to Grin Kids.
When is the Grin Kids trip?
Our next trip to DisneyWorld is October 2018.
How do I apply for Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids?
To apply, an application must be submitted through grinkids.org. While the application can be filled out by a family member or a friend, please note that it must be completely filled out, and that may sometimes require information from the child’s physician. Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 trip. Application deadline is April 1, 2018 for our October trip.
Where did you come up with the idea for Grin Kids?
In the first few years of the Ace & TJ Show, the radio personalities were very involved in many charitable causes, being pulled in different directions, and not being able to accommodate as many requests for charity events as we would like to assist. All of the priority events centered around helping children and in 1999, we decided to create Grin Kids…to focus the fundraising efforts, to be able to create a memorable experience for truly unique and special children, to give happiness to families who may have never experienced a “family vacation” before, and to give back to the community that supports our show.
Where can I learn more?
Visit our website at grinkids.org or our Facebook page at Facebook.com/GrinKids