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Lazydays Employee Foundation

Paving the Way for Children to Have a Brighter Future

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 were able to become a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. As an employee-organized charitable foundation, the Lazydays Employee Foundation is funded by voluntary weekly payroll deductions, along with generous donations from our customers and supporters. More than 70% of the 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 community. 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 Little Red Wagon movie, directed by David Anspaugh of “Rudy” and “Hoosiers.”

Our mission is to measurably change the lives of children by instilling hope, inspiring dreams and empowering them with education.

What We Do

The Lazydays Employee Foundation Makes a Difference

The Lazydays Employee Foundation is dedicated to doing the right thing by helping others in the community, especially at-risk youth. Charity means more to the members of the Foundation than meets the eye. Not only do Foundation members provide charitable funds to help homeless charities, at-risk youth programs and others in the community, they also provide hands-on, boots-on-the-ground assistance to local children’s charities in need.

By collecting charitable funds from the generous employees at Lazydays, as well as Lazydays Employee Foundation supporters, we are able to do much more that one could alone. From supporting an emergency shelter for abused and abandoned children to sprucing up a domestic abuse shelter to allocating charitable funds to numerous local homeless charities and education-focused programs, the Foundation is all about giving back to the community. In fact, we’ve donated more than $1.2 million to help disadvantaged children in the Tampa Bay and Tucson areas. Since we don’t have any paid staff, nearly every cent of the charitable funds we raise goes directly toward helping kids.

Here are a few of the many ways we provide helping hands and charitable funds in our communities:

  • Emerge!
  • Lazydays Dream Team
  • Lazydays Homeless Youth Program
  • Lazydays House at a Kid's Place
  • Lots of Hugs Learning Center
  • R.I.C.H. House Shelters
  • Sammy Sullivan Charities
  • Shop with a Cop
  • The Joshua House
  • The Spring
  • The Women's Resource Center of Tampa
  • Wheels of Success
  • Ybor Youth Clinic
  • Youth on Their Own
  • Zach Bonner and the Little Red Wagon Foundation

More than anything else, the Lazydays Employee Foundation is testimony to what can be achieved when individuals harness their energy into a collective force to benefit the community.

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 community.

The Lazydays Employee Foundation Press Release Library

The Most Current Foundation News

Want to find out about the latest Lazydays Employee Foundation news? The Foundation press release listings below are organized in reverse chronological order. To read the full Lazydays Employee Foundation press release, click on the Foundation news article title below:

The Lazydays Employee Foundation Donates $10,000 to Tampa Police Department-Operated R.I.C.H. Houses

The Lazydays Employee Foundation’s 3rd Annual Golf Tournament Raises More Than $101K for At-Risk Youth

Hoosiers, Rudy Director to Feature Child Philanthropist Zach Bonner and Lazydays in Movie Premiering in Tucson November 2 and in Tampa November 9

Six Youths Helped by the Lazydays Homeless Youth Program Give Hope to Others During the Homeless Youth Forum

The Lazydays Employee Foundation’s 2nd Annual Golf Tournament Raises More Than $105K for At-Risk Youth

The Lazydays Employee Foundation Honored with Three WEDU Be More Awards

In 2005 the Lazydays Employee Foundation was formed and in a record-breaking four months, we were able to become a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Lazydays Employee Foundation Upcoming Events

Be in the Know About Foundation Fundraisers, Community Service and Volunteering Opportunities

Not only do we believe that sharing contributions to local charities is important, we are also committed to several hands-on community service and volunteering opportunities, including:

Friday, October 25, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013

Halloween Craft Event
Celebrate Thanksgiving Event
Happy Holidays Event

A Kid's Place in Brandon, FL
A Kid's Place in Brandon, FL
A Kid's Place in Brandon, FL

If you would like more information or if you are interested in volunteering opportunities, please send an email to Info@LazydaysEmployeeFoundation.org.

We appreciate your charitable donations and support in helping the Lazydays Employee Foundation make a difference in the lives of at-risk children and help make their journey through life a little smoother.

Support the Lazydays Employee Foundation

Charitable Donations Welcome

The Lazydays Employee Foundation believes that together we can do wonderful things to help at-risk youth. You can show your support of our mission to measurably change the lives of at-risk children by instilling hope, inspiring dreams and empowering them with education by submitting charitable donations to the Lazydays Employee Foundation. If you would like to earmark your donation to a specific program, such as the Lazydays Homeless Youth Program, the Ybor Youth Clinic, the Lazydays House at a Kid’s Place or the general Lazydays Employee Foundation fund, please note it in the comment box. For more information about how you or your organization can get involved or submit charitable donations, please:


  1. 1. Click the Donate Now button on this page
  2. 2. Like us on www.facebook.com/LazydaysEmployeeFoundation
  3. 3. Email us regarding
        Community RelationsInfo@LazydaysEmployeeFoundation.org
        Request a GrantGrants@LazydaysEmployeeFoundation.org
        FundraisingFundraising@LazydaysEmployeeFoundation.org
        Make a DonationDonations@LazydaysEmployeeFoundation.org
  4. 4. Mail by making out a check to the Lazydays Employee Foundation and sending it to:

    Janet Chiodi
    Lazydays Employee Foundation
    6130 Lazy Days Boulevard
    Seffner, FL 33584


    OR

    Monica Kern
    Lazydays Employee Foundation
    3200 East Irvington Road
    Tucson, AZ 85714

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