The employees at Lazydays are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children in the community, so we banded together to form the Lazydays Employee Foundation. We knew that together we could do so much more than we could as individuals, and forming a charitable foundation would make it possible to pave the way toward success for many youth in the community.
In 2005, the Lazydays Employee Foundation was formed and in a record-breaking four months, we became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. As an employee-organized charitable foundation
, the Lazydays Employee Foundation is funded by voluntary payroll deductions, along with generous donations from our customers and supporters. Nearly 50% of the more than 850 Lazydays employees currently contribute to this charitable foundation. The Lazydays Employee Foundation is run exclusively by employees as volunteers and Board members, which means nearly every cent we raise goes directly toward helping at-risk kids and fulfilling our mission.
Since the inception of the Lazydays Employee Foundation, we’ve continuously focused on making a positive impact in the lives of at-risk children in our communities. Then, a young boy named Zach Bonner
, spoke at a company meeting and shared with us the plight of unaccompanied, homeless youth. It was his dream to bring light to this often-unnoticed group of kids. To help him spread the word, we lent his family an RV for his walk to Tallahassee, Florida, and then on to Washington D.C. and eventually across America. Thanks to this young philanthropist, our eyes were opened and we were able to establish programs such as the Lazydays Homeless Youth Program
and the Ybor Youth Clinic
, just to name a few. Zach’s inspirational journey has been brought to life for all to see in the movie Little Red Wagon, directed by David Anspaugh of “Rudy” and “Hoosiers.”