Making a difference starts here.
WHAT DRIVES VOLKSWAGEN? The same thing that drives the volunteers of Camp Oochigeas. (Camp Ooch, for short.) We both want to make the world a better place. So it’s only natural that Volkswagen teamed up to support the great work at Camp Ooch.
The camp was started in 1983 by volunteers united in their mission to build a getaway for kids affected by childhood cancer. Camp Ooch is privately funded and free for the 1,000-plus kids who come through its doors each year. The organization serves children and their families at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), their urban recreation centre Ooch Downtown in the heart of Toronto, and their residential site in Muskoka. (It’s the only residential camp in Ontario that offers on-site IV chemotherapy treatment and blood transfusions.) Camp Ooch volunteers fill campers’ days with challenging and fun activities—including archery, canoeing, kayaking and rock climbing—giving kids with cancer what they need most: the chance to be a kid.
As part of VW Canada’s Corporate Social Responsibility program, Volkswagen helps set up the camp to ensure that it’s ready for campers when they arrive. VW Canada also donated six brand-new Passat vehicles and one Touareg to help facilitate the camp’s day programs in the city.