Lazydays Partners Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lazydays RV Center Inc., Seffner, Fla., has committed $400,000 to Kids Charity of Tampa Bay.
According to a press release, the non-profit organization will use the funding for the construction of a four home, 48-bed emergency shelter, which will be built on a five-acre plot of land located in nearby Brandon.
The foundation, which raises funds primarily through contributions from approximately 500 Lazydays employees, will present $100,000 of its $400,000 pledge on Monday (Jan. 15) morning at the Lazydays dealership.
Don Wallace, founder of Lazydays and a prominent local philanthropist, is scheduled to speak at the presentation along with Dottie Berger MacKinnon, chair of Kids Charity of Tampa Bay, and a representative from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
Kids Charity of Tampa Bay is working in several other area organizations to build the emergency shelter.
Children recently removed from high-risk situations will be placed in the child-friendly, safe haven for a maximum of 30 days where medical, psychological and personal needs will be assessed.