Campers Inn RV, the nation’s largest family-operated RV dealership group, today (Nov. 4) announced that it has partnered with Care Camps, a national nonprofit that helps children with cancer attend special oncology camps, to provide support through a company-wide giving initiative.
Campers Inn RV is the first RV dealership group to partner with Care Camps with an employee giving and corporate match program. The program easily allows Campers Inn RV employees to donate any amount to Care Camps with the dealership group kicking off the program by matching employee donations dollar-for-dollar. As the partnership develops, Campers Inn intends to expand the giving program in 2022.
“We are especially pleased to be able to partner with such an incredible charity as Care Camps that not only supports our mission of helping others find their away in the great outdoors, but also our core value of supporting the communities that our dealerships serve in meaningful ways,” said Jeff Hirsch, president/CEO of Campers Inn RV. “And this giving program provides our employees the opportunity to share in the pride and enjoyment that comes along with making a difference in the life of others. I am honored that Campers Inn is able to support this cause and give back to those who will truly benefit from the healing power of nature.”
Care Camps funds over 135 oncology camps across the United States and Canada to help children battling cancer and their families find hope and healing in the great outdoors. Due to a grant from Kampgrounds of America (KOA) that covers all the administrative costs, 100% of all other donations raised for the nonprofit go directly to supporting a child with cancer and their family. Last year, Care Camps helped send children battling cancer to camp in every community across both America and Canada.
“From the first moment Jeff and Deby Hirsch and the Campers Inn team learned about Care Camps, they were immediately passionate about getting involved and making a difference for the kids,” said Jennifer Mercer, director of development, Care Camps. “It inspired them to launch Care Camps’ first-ever employee giving contest with their team, which resulted in an incredible outpouring of pride and excitement from their employees. I want to give a big thank you to Campers Inn RV and their commitment to match the funds donated by their team members, so every gift from their employees will have twice the impact for kids with cancer and their families.”
The Hirsch family initially launched its relationship with Care Camps by hosting a golf tournament charity fundraiser in Elkhart, Indiana, during the RV/MH Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in August 2021. The tournament raised over $17,000 for Care Camps and garnered participation from numerous RV industry professionals and manufacturers.