Campspot today (Dec. 1) announced its donation of an online donation matching tool integrated within Care Camps existing donor platform, according to a press release.
Care Camps is a charity founded by campground owners to help send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps where they can experience the carefree joy that can only come from camping and spending time in nature.
“Campspot is our ideal partner in healing,” said Jennifer Mercer, director of development at Care Camps. “We are grateful for their support and commitment to spreading our mission with the outdoor hospitality industry.”
Campspot’s donation of this digital tool means that any employer, including campgrounds, can easily host a donation match challenge with their employees online up to a specific amount over the next year.
“Campground owners know firsthand the magic, relaxation, and memory-making that happens at camp, and now they have the opportunity to gift that magic to children in need,” said Haley Dalian, marketing manager at Campspot.
The benefits of hosting an employer-sponsored match campaign for Care Camps go beyond simply feeling good. According to Forbes, taking part in corporate social responsibility can reduce a company’s staff turnover rate by up to 50%, increase productivity by up to 13%, and increase employee engagement up to 7.5% among many other bottom-line benefits.
“We believe healing doesn’t just happen in hospitals,” said Mercer. “Beyond helping a child heal, doing good is truly good for business.”
For Care Camps, the needs this year have never been greater. They adapted to COVID-19 changes by taking their camping experiences online, providing virtual camper counseling sessions, and shipping activity boxes to campers’ homes. Unfortunately, Care Camps was unable to host its highest-impact fundraisers due to the pandemic, and the charity is now looking to make up the financial difference to help the next year of campers.
Interested campgrounds can start their Care Camps match campaign by visiting this link to fill out a short form. Because of the four-day verification process, campgrounds in the U.S. and Canada can also visit this link to give a one-time donation for Giving Tuesday.