Winnebago Industries Foundation has announced its national partnership with Habitat for Humanity with a donation of $100,000 to the global housing nonprofit. The foundation’s contribution will support local Habitat organizations where Winnebago Industries has operations, Habitat’s RV Care-A-Vanner program, and Habitat’s neighborhood revitalization work.
“Habitat for Humanity and Winnebago Industries connect families with places to call home, where they can make memories together. We are thrilled to deepen our partnership,” said Stacy Bogart, president of Winnebago Industries Foundation. “For years, our team members and RV owners have shared their relentless passion for craft, quality and safety with Habitat organizations in Indiana, Iowa and Florida. Building on that local support, we look forward to supporting Habitat’s community-based neighborhood revitalization efforts.”
While the $100,000 donation commemorates the new partnership, Winnebago Industries Foundation has previously supported Habitat for Humanity as a sponsor of the 30th anniversary of the RV Care-A-Vanner program and builds with local Habitat organizations. The RV Care-A-Vanner program allows volunteers in North America to partner with local Habitat organizations and travel in their recreational vehicles to build homes alongside families, helping to accelerate the building timeline and raise awareness of Habitat’s work.
Additionally, through the RV Care-A-Vanner program, Winnebago Industries Foundation has served as a lead supporter of Habitat’s Disaster Rebuild Team – a group composed of RV Care-A-Vanners who have completed disaster training and help local Habitat organizations build back their communities. The foundation’s recent donation will continue supporting these initiatives.
“Winnebago Industries Foundation has already made an impact on our organization and the communities we serve through the support of our RV Care-A-Vanners program and local home builds,” said Julie Laird Davis, vice president of corporate and cause marketing partnerships at Habitat for Humanity International. “We are thrilled they’ve decided to expand their support, and we look forward to working together as partners to serve more families.”