SUN City, Ariz. — ‘Tis the season for charitable giving and many small businesses are facing an onslaught of requests for donations this month.
As people and businesses owners seek charities to support, RV Daily Report offers this list of organizations that are established IRS-recognized charitable organizations, which mean cash donations to the groups are fully tax deductible.
RV Safety and Education Foundation — RVSEF is dedicated to providing professional and objective RV education with a focus on consumer safety and lifestyle enhancement. The RV Safety & Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization with its principal place of business in Merritt Island, Fla. It is dedicated to the improvement of recreation vehicle safety, with a focus on consumer education. For more information, visit www.rvsafety.com.
RV Learning Center — The Mike Molino RV Learning Center is a dealer’s leading resource for targeted publications, certification programs, online learning, and live workshops–all designed exclusively for dealership staff. The professional development and educational resources offered by the Learning Center help dealers maintain professionalism and efficiency even as markets change. Technology for education and training allows the Learning Center to keep dealers prepared for whatever regulatory or economic challenges arise. For more information, click here.
RVing Accessibility Group — Providing peace of mind by enhancing the awareness for recreational accessibility through education, example and experience to the disabled and aging community, as well as public and private businesses that serve the public, for the benefit of our disabled population be it age, injury or illness. Its mission is to provide published and factual resource information to all people with disabilities, who are interested in, and capable of, enjoying recreational travel, discover accessible outdoor recreational facilities, including but not limited to the campground industry, that foster an overall environment conducive to dignity and independence. For more information, visit http://rvingaccessibility.org.
Tents For Troops — This organization works with campgrounds and RV parks to offer two nights of free camping for active duty military members and their families. A new expansion of the service seeks to acquire RVs to park in campgrounds to provide military members with a free RV experience. For more information, visit http://www.tentsfortroops.org
Escapees CARE Center — CARE answers the question, “What happens to full-time RVers when they cannot take care of their own or their spouse’s needs following an illness, injury, surgery, or the progression of a long-term health situation?” Located in Livingston, Texas, and it is called CARE (Continuing Assistance for Retired Escapees). Its mission is to provide a safe haven with professional assistance at affordable prices for members whose travels are impacted because of age or temporarily interrupted because of health problems. For more information, visit http://www.escapeescare.org.
KOA Care Camps — Our mission is to allow these amazing children to enjoy the joy, healing and freedom that comes from attending specialized summer camps where they can just be themselves. Surrounded by other kids just like them, they swim, go on hikes, sing songs and create memories that help get them through the tough times. They heal physically and emotionally, and hope flourishes. For more information, visit http://www.koacarecamps.org.
RV/MH Hall of Fame — Located in Elkhart, the RV/MH Hall of Fame honors the long-time leaders of the RV and manufactured housing industries. It also maintains a library of industry publications and historical documents. The museum features dozens of historical recreation vehicles depicting the evolution of the industry, as well as a Go RVing display showcasing several current model motorhomes and travel trailers. A supplier area highlights those companies that produce products to enhance the RV lifestyle and experience. For more information, visit www.rvmhhalloffame.org.
National Parks Foundation — As the only national nonprofit partner to the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation directly supports America’s more than 400 national parks by pursuing three distinct, yet interdependent, areas of focus:
- Protecting America’s national parks through critical conservation & preservation efforts
- Connecting all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture, rich history and the transformative community work of the National Park Service
- Inspiring lifelong engagement with the next generation of park stewards
To help the National Park Foundation enrich America’s national parks and programs through private support, visit www.nationalparks.org.