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UNIONTOWN, Ohio — Janine Pettit has been a brand ambassador for Liberty Outdoors since 2016, showcasing the company’s lightweight travel trailers to women nationwide.
In 2018, she transformed a Mini Max trailer into her home-on-the-road and traveled more than 15,000 miles across the country. Her RV is now being raffled off in support of HoldYou Foundation.
“My wife Christine and I suffered the loss of our little girl, Lauren Brooke Kicos, so we know what families go through facing life-threatening illness,” said Joe Kicos, founder of Liberty Outdoors Worldwide.
“On top of the stress and grief of your child fighting for his or her life, many families have to worry about paying the utilities, gas to get to the hospital and back, even food,” he added. “All of the expenses that insurance doesn’t cover. HoldYou Foundation may be small but they’re making a huge impact on people’s lives.”
“One of the reasons this partnership has worked so well is our shared commitment to community,” said Petit. “When I first asked Joe if he’d be willing to donate my trailer to charity, he didn’t hesitate. It’s just one of the many reasons I love this company well beyond the amazing trailers they produce.”
For all families, a life-threatening medical diagnosis for their child is devastating news, but for many families, it will also mean a catastrophic financial loss that creates additional overwhelming stress, she explained.
“In order to care for their child’s healthcare needs, parents often experience work disruption, unpaid leaves and job loss, resulting in their inability to provide for their family’s most basic needs during treatment,” said Petit. “About 76% of the families HoldYou has served have fallen below the federal poverty line during their child’s treatment.”
The Little Guy Mini Max is being raffled off for $10 a ticket at www.GirlCamper.com.
The Mini Max weighs just under 2,000 pounds, making it an ideal companion for most small SUVs and well-equipped crossovers, said Petit, adding that the 6-foot interior height gets the most out of every inch and the storage is larger than anything in its class.
HoldYou Foundation Raffle winner will be drawn Feb. 14 and must travel to Somerset, Pa., to pick up the trailer.
For more information about Liberty Outdoors and their Little Guy Max, Little Guy Mini Max, Serro Scotty Trailers and the lightweight MyPod, visit www.GoLibertyOutdoors.com.
SOURCE: Girl Camper press release