About Kidd's Kids:

Kidd’s Kids is a program of the Kraddick Fund for Kids, a non-profit 501©3 organization. Our mission is to provide hope and happiness by creating beautiful memories for families of children with life-threatening and life-altering conditions. Each year, Kidd’s Kids takes these children and their families on a fun-filled all expenses paid trip to Walt Disney World along with the cast from the nationally syndicated radio show, The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show.

Nomination Criteria:

  1. The child must be between the ages of 5 and 12 years old at the time of the trip.

  2. The child’s illness or disability must be one of the following: Be diagnosed with a chronic/terminal illness OR be physically challenged OR have an impairment due to a birth defect or accident/injury.

  3. The child and their family must reside in a Kidd Kraddick Morning Show radio listening area. “Listening area” is defined by being able to listen to the Kidd Kraddick Morning Show on the radio in the child’s home city. A list of Kidd Kraddick Morning Show cities can be found at www.KiddNation.com.

  4. The child’s family must show a financial need (being otherwise unable to afford a trip of this nature).

The Nomination Application for the Kidd’s Kids Trip to Walt Disney World consists of a 18-section online form, a one-page medical questionnaire, and a one-page medical authorization. Once you have started the online application, you may log out and come back and finish as you wish up until the application deadline of Friday, July 1st.

Application Checklist:

  • Complete all 18 sections of the online application
  • Upload the Kidd’s Kids medical questionnaire signed by your child’s physician (download here)
  • Upload the Give Kids the World medical authorization signed by your child’s physician (download here)
  • Upload a copy of your child’s birth certificate or shot record to verify age
  • Upload the first two pages of the family’s most recent income tax return
  • Upload up to 3 photos of the nominated child (at least one photo is required)

Answer each question to the best of your ability, and all required fields must be completed. You will receive a confirmation email once you have submitted your application along with the application materials. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 1st. This application will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, or marital status. If you have any questions regarding this application, please contact us: lyndsay@kiddskids.org or 972-432-8595. If selected to attend the Kidd’s Kids Trip to Walt Disney World, the selected child and their family are invited to join us on the trip. The selected child’s “FAMILY” is defined as parent(s) or legal guardian(s) who reside in the child’s household and siblings of the child who also reside in the household and are between the ages of 4 and 18.

Frequently Asked Questions

The short answer is no. Due to the nature of the information required, the nominated child’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s) MUST be the one to fill out the application. Please send the Kidd’s Kids application link to the family you wish to nominate.

A letter of support is a letter that can be written by anyone in the nominated child’s life (i.e. nurse, teacher, therapist, family friends, family members). Letters of support do not necessarily help or hurt an applicant, they just give some more information about the child and family being nominated. The child’s parent(s) may also write a letter if they wish to expand on any information listed in the application.

The income information is only a small part of the application process, and there is not a set cutoff amount. The selection committee considers ALL parts of an application when making a decision.

If you do not file taxes and receive disability payments, please upload a copy of your Social Security Award Letter.

Family members invited to attend the Kidd’s Kids Trip are the nominated child’s parent(s)/legal guardian(s), and siblings living in the household between the ages of 4 and 18. Kidd’s Kids does not cover the costs of extended family members.

All applicants will be notified of their selection status via a letter in the mail. Letters are typically sent out late July or early August.

If a child has already been to Walt Disney World or a Disney Cruise through another wish-granting organization, then they do NOT qualify for Kidd’s Kids. Kidd’s Kids runs all applicant names through the Give Kids The World Village database to verify prior wish trips.

If you are applying for more than one child in the same household, you will need to complete a separate online application for each child. 

Application Instructions

The application has the ability to save your progress so you may return back later to submit the application. We strongly encourage you to utilize this functionality. If you do not and navigate away from the application, your progress will be lost and will be unrecoverable.

To enable this feature click on the “Save my progress and resume later” checkbox once on the application page. A “resume later” section will appear for you to input your email address and create a password. This is a private password that you create, and is not visible to anyone.

To resume the application, return to this page and click on “Start Application” button below. You will need to click the “Resume a previously saved form” link on the application form and enter your email address and the password created. If you are unable to remember your password or have issues retrieving the previously saved application, please email Lyndsay@kiddskids.org. Please provide your email address used for saving the application, as well as your first and last name.

If you are applying for more than one child in the same household, you will need to complete a separate online application for each child.