Make-A-Wish, Winnebago Industries, Inc. (: WGO), and RV Retailer will collaborate to give outdoor adventures to wishers across the country.
According to a press release, the partnership and inaugural program will grant wishes and improve experiences for children with critical illnesses.
“Make-A-Wish meets such a critical need for families, and outdoor wishes have increased dramatically throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As an outdoor lifestyle company, we knew we could partner to play a meaningful role in bringing nature’s positive mental and health benefits to wish families,” said Don Clark, President, and CEO of Grand Design RV, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Winnebago Industries.
Winnebago Industries will kick off the collaboration in partnership with RV Retailer, LLC, and Make-A-Wish, RV industry leaders will help families create lasting memories in the great outdoors.
The partnership aims to expand and bring additional RV dealers and industry colleagues together to meet the need.
“This partnership with Make-A-Wish and Winnebago Industries will help us fulfill our higher purpose of helping families spend time together, travel across America, experience the great outdoors, pursue their dreams and create lifetime memories. Our dealers have worked closely with Make-a-Wish chapters locally for years. We are thrilled to join the Winnebago Industries Foundation and Make-A-Wish to help grant wishes for children and families who need it most,” says Jon Ferrando, RV Retailer president and CEO.
Ferrando said that there is nothing more fulfilling than helping these families, adding that they are excited to see where this journey is going, and they look forward to giving back to the communities and people who need it most.
Winnebago Industries Foundation, RV Retailer, LLC, and Make-A-Wish Foundation, are excited to start this journey and look towards the future with more partnerships and opportunities to fulfill children’s wishes.
“We welcome Winnebago Industries and RVR as a new partner of Make-A-Wish. Their support will enable us to continue to grant life-changing wishes that can be a turning point for a child with a critical illness, so much so that many wish parents credit the wish with helping their child get better,” said Richard K. Davis, President, and CEO of Make-A-Wish America.