How do I apply for Ace & TJ's Grin Kids?
Just click here for an application. It may be submitted any time throughout the year. Please note that it must be completely filled out, and that may sometimes require information from the child's physician.
When is the Grin Kids trip?
Our next trip to DisneyWorld will be 10/1-10/5, 2010. Applications are now being accepted for the 2010 trip. Applications are being accepted until June 30,2010. Any application received after June 30,2010 will be considered for 2011 trip.
Can I volunteer?
Yes, there are several opportunities throughout the year that we need qualified staff and volunteers for Grin Kids fundraising events. Please click here to fill out the volunteer application. We receive many requests for volunteers that would like to assist during the DisneyWorld 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.
How are the children selected?
Final recommendations are a result of the collaboration of Pediatric Doctors and Nurses and their medical teams.
Does Ace&TJ's Grin Kids do anything else for the kids?
No. We do fundraising thoughout the year in order to take the yearly trip. Our main goal is to take as many familes as financially possible on all-expenses-paid trip to Disney.
Are there any costs incurred by the Grin Kid's family for the trip?
No. Ace & TJ's Grin Kids pay for airfare, hotel accomodations, meals and Disney Theme park tickets. We even supply extra money for souvenirs.
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.
Where did you come up with the idea for Grin Kids?
In the first few years of the Ace & TJ Show, we 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. In no way does this exclude any other charitable causes with which we're involved, but it has become the main charitable priority of the Ace & TJ Show, working 360 days each year toward raising funds and handling logistics for the next 5-day trip to DisneyWorld with a whole new group of wonderful Grin Kids!