More kids and families facing cancer will experience the healing effects of nature in supportive camp environments, thanks to a partnership between KOA Care Camps and Winnebago Industries Inc. along with its subsidiaries Grand Design RV, and Chris-Craft. Now through Aug. 30, donations to KOA Care Camps will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Winnebago Industries Foundation up to $10,000.
“Camp is an opportunity to escape from everyday worries and create joy-filled memories with new friends. At KOA Care Camps, we are proud to partner with Winnebago Industries to support camps that give kids coping with cancer the opportunity to just be kids,” said Karen McAndrew, KOA Care Camps executive director.
KOA Care Camps supports a network of more than 130 oncology camps across the country, serving 42,000 kids and families. Campers receive positive camp experiences along with needed medical treatment and build enduring memories that last a lifetime. All camps supported are members of the Children’s Oncology Camping Association.
“Winnebago Industries is in the business of helping people explore the outdoor lifestyle, and that commitment extends to our community investment,” said Stacy Bogart, Winnebago Industries Foundation president. “KOA Care Camps share our goal to connect all people, especially underserved communities, with transformative outdoor experiences. We appreciate building deeper partnerships to creatively invest both financially and with our most valuable assets–our people.”
To kick off camp season in May, Winnebago, Grand Design and Chris-Craft employee volunteers hosted a Care Camp Pack-a-Thon, brightening the camp experience for nearly 2,500 care campers with happy camper care packages containing camp-requested items.
Beginning this month, Winnebago Industries Foundation will match contributions to KOA Care Camps, dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000.