It is hard to believe that in less than 30 days, Magic Streamdom will be in full swing! From the first time I visited Give Kids the World Village in 2018, did some small live stream fundraisers and then launched Magic Streamdom, it has been an amazing and unbelievable experience every year.
For those of you that are not familiar with Give Kids the World Village or Magic Streamdom, let me give you a quick idea. Give Kids the World Village is an 85 acre, amazingly whimsical non profit resort in Orlando, that provides week long, cost free vacations to critically ill children and their families from around the world. Bringing them to the most incredible theme parks and attractions, these families get to forget about the every day grind and worries that sometimes take away the joy that we take for granted. Reconnecting these families to make memories that will last a lifetime, is truly the most magical thing happening in Central Florida.
From the first time I visited the Village, and I hear this from our channel partners as well, it has become a passion project for me and wanting to be able to help the Village raise money and awareness so more and more children will be able to experience not only Central Florida but the incredible things that the Village provides as well. From that, Magic Streamdom was created, to bring the Disney content creator community together, under one umbrella, all working towards the same mission and to help an amazing cause. Over the past 2 1/2 years, together we have raised over $46,000 (not including what we have raised this year so far) and this year we hope to raise $50,000 through the Magic Streamdom weekend December 2nd through the 5th along with the fundraising efforts that started a couple of months ago with the channel partners.
We are extremely honored and blessed to be a partner with Give Kids the World Village and we are also so grateful to those that over the 3 years, have helped us surpass our goal each year. From our viewers, supporters, donors and THE most awesome group of channel partners that take part in Magic Streamdom, this year we are super excited to be even larger than before, as it seems to grow each year.
Because of this fact, we reached out to sponsors and partners that we have worked with in the past on my channel and beyond and they came through in the most amazing ways. Through the next several articles, we will be highlighting them, letting you know how they are joining with us as partners to make sure that we can raise as much money possible for Give Kids the World Village. Here are our first three, one of our HOPE sponsors which is our highest sponsorship level and two of our silent auction partners, all donating so that we can bring the best event and experience to you for Magic Streamdom.
HOPE SPONSOR HIGHLIGHT:
UCF Rosen College
We are super excited to have UCF Rosen College as one of our HOPE sponsors for Magic Streamdom Holiday Special 2021.
Part of thirteen colleges that make up the University of Central Florida and located just minutes from some of the world’s top-rated attractions, resorts, restaurants, and convention spaces, the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management provides students with an unrivaled opportunity to learn and work in the industry’s leading market. Situated in the heart of hospitality, UCF Rosen College also looks like it belongs in a world-class destination: with over 159,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, Mediterranean resort-style campus is the largest facility ever built for hospitality management education. Did you know that Rosen College’s campus is the largest, most modern facility ever built for hospitality management education.
UCF Rosen College is committed to providing an environment where the diverse backgrounds of students and faculty enrich learning and fostering applied research and active service to the University, alumni and community. In addition to learning from a faculty of internationally-recognized experts, students benefit from unparalleled industry partnerships that provide access to guest speakers, internships, memberships, scholarships, and networking opportunities that help stimulate successful careers in this exciting and booming industry. In addition, the UCF Knights Football Team along with many other athletic programs, bring excitement and national attention to our hometown college.
With a record-setting 75 million visitors in 2018, Orlando, Florida, has officially become the most visited destination in the United States, and its all thanks to its world-renowned hospitality and tourism industry. With the amazing connection that not only the theme parks have with UCF, through the DCP program and other program partnerships, we see the benefit and impact that UCF has had in our area and we are extremely honored to have them as a partner with us this year. We welcome the student staff that are taking part in Magic Streamdom Holiday Special 2021, helping make this event one that everyone can enjoy and remember.
SILENT AUCTION PARTNER SHOWCASE:
COPELAND CIGAR BOX GUITARS
Being that Copeland Cigar Box Guitars was one of our first silent auction partners, we have to highlight them first. Thank you so much to Steve Copeland and the incredibly beautiful donation to the silent auction of the one of a kind, handcrafted cig box guitar.
Now if you have never heard of a cigar box guitar, don’t worry. These “pieces of art” are constructed from authentic cigar boxes from all of the world and crafts them into unique and beautiful guitars. Yes, you can play them but I feel that this is something that you would want to put in a case or display on a wall in your music room or living room. Even if you do not play the guitar, it is an ‘art piece’ for sure. When he reached out to us regarding donating, we were super excited and told him to create whatever he wanted and were very grateful for whatever he offered for the silent auction. Well, did he blow me away and I know that you will be as well when you see this! Pictures definitely do not do it justice and in person it is spectacular!!
It takes Steve weeks (sometimes months) to create these beautiful guitars and since they are all handcrafted, the one that you win the bid on will be the ONLY one in existence, making it a true one of a kind collectible. If you would like to see more of Copeland Cigar Box Guitars and know someone that would appreciate having one of these as a gift or item in their home, be sure and visit his Etsy shop at: https://www.etsy.com/ca-fr/shop/COPELANDCBGs. Let him know as well that you saw him as a silent auction partner on Magic Streamdom and let’s support those who are helping us raise awareness and money for Give Kids the World Village this year!!
GADGETS AND GIZMOS
Another silent auction partner that was on board from the very beginning was Scott Smith from Gadgets and Gizmos. Scott not only is a great creator of super cool things but also a member of the Mayne Mafia and when he reached out and sent me the Magic Band Scanner I was very excited. I have highlighted this awesome item on my IG a few months ago and not only did he donate one scanner but he donated two!! These are just like the magic band scanners that you have to use when you enter the park and it lights up and even plays sounds!! The scanner will come with a card and a fob that act as a MagicBand, or customers can use their active MagicBand. All you have to do is tap your MagicBand above the Mickey Mouse, and it will transport you right to the front of Magic Kingdom!This is a MUST have for any Disney fan in their home and looks great to add that special magic to your home. Thanks again to Scott and if you don’t win the bid for the auction, don’t fear. You can go to his shop at: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/GadgetsToGizmos . Again, let them know that you saw them on Magic Streamdom Holiday Special 2021 Silent Auction so that we can show our support for them supporting this amazing cause!