Charitable giving is a very powerful force in this country. According to the National Philanthropic Trust, Americans contributed $373.25 billion to worthy causes last year, an increase of about 4 percent from a year earlier. Charity and non-profit work takes on many different forms. From large organizations to small events and fundraisers, there’s often a large infrastructure that accompanies charity work. If you’re involved in a philanthropic event, you know that there’s a lot of details involved and a big part of that can be storing supplies needed to make a fundraiser a success. At A.B. Richards, we’re experts at helping you find solutions to storage problems. So we want you to know how our portable storage containers can help you serve a common purpose.
Storage Issues for Setting up a Fundraiser
Setting up a fundraising event can be a massive undertaking. The website WikiHow put together a checklist for those looking to organize an event. The first steps are pretty basic, deciding which charity to help, setting a fundraising goal and determining a target audience.
It’s the next step that can bring a wide variety of different ideas, many of which will involve the need for extra storage. That step is deciding what the event is going to be. Even before you choose the actual event, there may be things you’ll need right off the bat. For example, T-shirts or displays related to the charitable cause should be kept nearby. If you are going to have people speak at your event, you may need to keep a podium, microphone and speakers handy. If you are planning your event on your own without the use of an office, that can cause you to become unorganized. A.B. Richards rents 20-foot storage containers that are ideal for residential use or for use at your event site.
Portable Storage Units Can Help with Different Events
The fundraising platform Classy put together a list of types of fundraising events and rated them according to things like ease of planning and return on investment. Each of these events have their own storage issues. For example, fun runs and walks can be simple to plan on some level, but you’re still going to need to store tables, registration materials, water or sports energy drinks, trophies or medals and first aid equipment. If you’re doing something related to another type of competition other than running or walking. If you’re organizing a basketball tournament, or bike-athon, a portable storage unit is ideal for keeping athletic equipment onsite.
Most large non-profits and more than a few small ones do bigger events like auctions, galas, fashion shows, concerts or dinners. All of these types of events can create a large need for storage. You want a place to keep the items you’re auctioning or the clothing at the fashion show. If you’re doing a concert, you’re going to need space for musical instruments and sound equipment. Dinners require tables, chairs, place settings, cooking equipment, bar equipment as well as carving stations. If you have larger storage needs, A.B. Richards has 40-foot storage containers that can get the job done. If you need a foot of extra head-space for awkwardly shaped items like musical instruments, try our 40-foot Jumbo storage containers.
A.B. Richards: Your Place for Storage Solutions
The more organized your fundraising event is, the more you can help your favorite cause. If you have organizational issues related to storage, A.B. Richards would like to help. When we rent you storage container, we’ll deliver it to your site and pick it up at no extra cost. Contact A.B. Richards today.