THOR Industries, Omaze Donate $840K To First Descents

Apr 19, 2021

First Descents has announced that Omaze experiences have helped provide $840,000 in grants from CAF America “to extend the healing power of adventure to frontline healthcare workers, caregivers, and young adults impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions.” This leadership level gift was made possible by the support of THOR Industries Inc., the owner of a family of RV OEM’s that, combined, represent the world’s largest manufacturer of RVs.

Omaze offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences that support non-profit organizations through sweepstakes where everyone has a chance to win. Over the past year, Omaze has teamed up with Thor Industries and First Descents to offer the chance to win two fully loaded Airstreams along with cash prizes and other goods.

“We’re honored to support the work of First Descents,” THOR Industries President and CEO Bob Martin stated in a release. “Together, over the past few years, we’ve built program locations from scratch by utilizing state of the art RVs and helped extend the healing power of adventure to more young adults coping with cancer. With Omaze’s innovative platform, we’re thrilled that Airstream units can help advance First Descents’ important mission.”

In September 2020, Omaze offered one winner an Airstream Caravel, Ram 1500 truck and $20,000 cash, and in February 2021, Omaze offered another winner an Airstream Atlas along with $20,000 cash. Combined, these experiences helped provide over $840,000 in grants from CAF America to First Descents, which can underwrite 482 experiences for young adults impacted by cancer and other serious illnesses, including frontline healthcare workers.

“At Omaze, we’re proud to collaborate with legendary brands like Airstream and THOR Industries to advance the work of our nonprofit grantees,” shared Omaze Director of Business Development Gregg Clifton. “Our team has been inspired and personally affected by the mission of First Descents, and we are excited to have the opportunity to empower their work on a transformative level.”

First Descents, Omaze, and THOR Industries plan to provide additional RV experiences to help spread awareness and expand programming to provide more outdoor adventures for years to come.

“THOR Industries believes that adventure and travel-based experiences can transform lives. Their collaboration with Omaze inspires the spirit of adventure and connects people with nature while raising leadership funds to support our mission,” said First Descents CEO Ryan O’Donoghue. “Their giving will have a substantial impact on the communities we serve and continue to make our life-changing programs a reality.”