Papa John’s Special for Give Kids The World Village

Friday pizza movie night, it’s been our family tradition for at least 10 years.  Whenever we suggest an activity or going out on a Friday, the kids respond with “but it’s pizza movie night!”  Another thing our family loves… Give Kids The World (GKTW), the resort village where children with life-threatening illnesses stay whenever they have a wish to visit Central Florida.  I try to volunteer at GKTW whenever I visit Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, or Kissimmee, Florida.  Now there’s a way we can can continue our Friday night tradition at home while helping Give Kids The World at the same time.  Papa John has joined the GKTW family, and is offering a GKTW special to raise money for the Village.  Continue reading for more details on Papa John’s commitment to Give Kids The World, as well as the GKTW special promotion code.

Papa John

Papa John at Give Kids The World, March 2015, photo courtesy of Give Kids The World Village

During my annual alternative break trip to Give Kids The World in March, one of our volunteer tasks was delivering pizza from Mama Merry’s Pizza Kitchen to wish families for dinner.  Over the course our stay, we heard murmurings of Papa John himself visiting the Village, and a few weeks after we got home Papa John showed up… with pizza, of course!

Give Kids The World

Papa John personally delivered pizzas to several wish families in his signature 1972 Camaro Z-28 before hosting a pizza party at the Village’s Park of Dreams pool. Papa John stayed at the party for several hours taking pictures, signing autographs, and serving pizza.  The Village made as big of an impact on Papa John as it has for my groups, and Papa John’s now provides all the pizzas for wish families inside the newly-opened Towne Hall – the Village hub for families to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

GKTW Towne Hall

To raise money to fund the Papa John’s restaurant inside Towne Hall, more than 1,000 Papa John’s restaurants across the country are promoting a GKTW special with $2 of every order going directly to Give Kids The World.  See the image below for more information, or visit and look for the GKTW Special. Please be sure to enter your address to ensure that your location has this special.

Papa John GKTW Special

Help spread the word, and tell your friends and family about the Papa John’s GKTW Special.  Now, that the pizza’s covered, all I need to do is figure out what movie to watch.  Suggestions?  For more family travel news, reviews, and trip reports, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on twitter and “like” our facebook page too.

About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.