At Battle Born Batteries, we care about our community near and farIn early 2020, we connected with Care Camps, a non-profit organization that hosts specialized camps for children with cancer. After such a long and tumultuous year, we wanted to do even more. We are excited to announce our charity auction event, where we will be selling open box components on our fundraising page. Starting at 9 am PST on March 15th and concluding on March 19th at 5 pm PST, all proceeds will be matched and donated to this great charity.  

About the Auction Event:

A Care Camps participant holding up a thank you sign.

Starting on Monday, March 15th at 9 am PST, the sale of open box components will take place on our company’s Greater Giving auction page. These items are open box components that have been used by our engineering department for testing and will be sold as is. The auction will end on Friday, March 19th at 5 pm PST, at the link here: http://www.battlebornauctionforcarecamps.com/ 

Components will be advertised at a discounted rate. Listings will indicate if additional components or the item’s manuals are missing, in addition to its original packaging. The item will be held for 24 hours, and if payment has not been received within 24 hours, the item will be re-released. We also will have daily donation incentive packages of company swag available at different donation tiersso come back every day that the auction event is live!  

All proceeds from auction items will be donated to Care Camps, and Battle Born Batteries will match those donations for the kids, doubling your impact for the cause that helps kids in all of our communities. 

Please note that these items will be sold as is and there are no returns. Most of these components have been lightly used by our engineering team during product testing. AIMS power inverters have been used heavily for testing but are still functional. We are not liable for any items classified as non-functional or damagedOpen box items are sold AS IS and are not under any Battle Born Batteries warranty. We will cover ground shipping to the 48 states and international customers are responsible for covering any applicable duties, taxes and fees that occur. Please note that if the part does not work upon arrival we will replace it for like or new at no cost to you. 

Care Camps was founded to help children with cancer experience the hope, happiness, and healing power of the outdoors through camp.  Through donations and fundraisers such as this one, Care Camps serves over 42,000 kids and their families facing cancer each year in every single community across the US and Canada, bringing them a chance to forget about the chemo, the radiation, and all the hard stuff that comes with cancer…and just be a kid again.  If you are interested in learning more, visit the Care Camps website at www.CareCamps.org   

If you are passionate about helping kids experience the healing power of the outdoors, we invite you to do your own fundraiser for Care Camps.  Everyone can make a difference with our easy Fundraising Toolkit!  Contact Jennifer Mercer for more information at [email protected] 

About Care Camps:

Care Camps began in 1984 when the Kampgrounds of America (KOA) Owner’s Association created the program. With a goal to send kids with cancer to medically supervised cancer camps where they can have fun, build friendships, spend time in nature, participants heal and feel renewed. Today, thousands of individuals and businesses across the country host fundraisers for Care Camps so that they can help fund 135 of these special oncology camps. 

Care Camps is committed to helping kids connect with others during a scary and isolating time in their lives and provide them with this opportunity for free. 

A care camps participant out on the water.

Because kids with cancer are immunocompromised, in 2020 Care Camps has had to get creative in providing the camp experience in a virtual, interactive format. To make virtual these virtual programs fun, camps did all sorts of creative things, such as sending out thousands of “Camp-In-A-Box” kits in series with the online programming. Camp counselors were still able to serve kids through small group ”Cabin Chats,” and many camps offered mini family retreats in the cabins that had been reserved for camp. As a result, Care Camps served more kids than ever before, including hundreds in pediatric cancer hospitals that were too sick to attend a typical camp.  

Each of the cancer camps supported by Care Camps are specifically designed to meet the needs of their participants. On-site medical facilities staffed by professionals are ready to administer treatments if needed, while camp counselors have undergone special training focused on meeting the unique needs of cancer patients. 

In many cases, these camps are staffed almost entirely by volunteers to ensure that any funding they receive goes toward making the experience of every camper remarkable and full of joy. 

Getting involved is so easy! Due to COVID, all three of the charity’s biggest fundraisers had to be cancelled in 2020. It takes less than 2 minutes to donate online, set up an online Facebook fundraiser or conduct a 50/50 raffle around the office. Care Camps also offers “FUN-Raising Starter Kits” online, with step-by-step instructions, posters, and everything else you’ll need to do your fundraiser! 

“Care Camps is grateful for the partnership of companies like Battle Born Batteries to help kids fighting cancer get the opportunity to experience the healing power of the outdoors,” said Jennifer Mercer, the charity’s Director of Development. “At Care Camps, kids with cancer and their families find hope, healing, and happiness in the great outdoors. These kids deserve the chance to find joy again, and the auction Battle Born Batteries is doing will bring smiles back to so many kids.” 

Two care camps participants.

As a 501-c3 non-profit, all donations to Care Camps are tax deductible. If you can give, the organization greatly appreciates anything to help get kids in the outdoors and feeling like themselves again.  Go to www.CareCamps.org to make your donation or learn more! 

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