Despite facing “headwinds” in the industry, Voyager RV Centre is moving full speed ahead with its Voyager Cares initiative in 2023.
The Lake Country RV dealership’s goal each year is to raise $100,000 for local charities, and it has already dished out more than $30,000. The first two donations were $13,200 to Central Okanagan Food Bank and $18,750 to Canadian Mental Health Association.
“Despite some headwinds in our industry, we thought it was important to bring back Voyager Cares for this year,” Voyager RV vice-president Jason Friesen said in a press release. “For me it’s simple. There has to be more to this business than sales and servicing of RVs.
“While that’s important and will always be our focus, helping our community has to be just as important.”
Every Voyager RV employee votes for their favourite charities, and the top eight vote-getters receive a piece of the $100,000 pie. A charity is assigned a certain month and receives a percentage of every RV sold during that time period.
“It’s a simple concept, but it works really great because the staff here are a huge part of it all,” Friesen said. “They picked the charities, and their hard work finding, selling, servicing and cleaning the RVs each month is what leads to these big donation amounts.
“Plus we bring reps from each charity here for the cheque presentations, so that our staff can learn about what the donations mean to the charity and our community. It’s a pretty cool experience.”
Kelowna Hospice House will benefit from RVs sold during April.
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