We’re about to enter a season of giving and a season of giving thanks. The period between Thanksgiving and the start of the new year is one of the busiest times of the year for charity drives. If you run a food, clothing or toy drive, you’re doing worthwhile work, but it can also be a difficult job. There are a lot of details that need attention and a number of logistical issues that must also be worked out. One of the biggest issues is finding storage for your charity drive, and that’s where A.B. Richards can help.
A.B. Richards Gives You the Storage Space You Need
A.B. Richards rents ground level portable storage containers for a variety of uses. We help both residential and commercial customers. Our containers are made of durable 14-gauge steel that has doors which swing out and can be padlocked to provide you with the security you’ll need. We’ll also deliver them to where they’re needed. We’ll bring your container to your home or business. We can deliver your storage container to a construction site so you can keep all your heavy machinery, tools, and/or other equipment on your job site. We also offer our storage container deliveries to industrial sites. And if you’re running a charity drive, we can deliver the containers to a school, business, religious institution or service organization so you can store what you collect.
Organizing Your Charity Drive
Organizing a community charity drive can be a lot of work, but there are ways to make things run smoothly. The website Elements of Living outlines some steps to make your charity event run smoother.
- Recruit people to help and then schedule a meeting to assign tasks to everyone.
- Choose a charity to donate to: Do your research and see which charity resonates with the group, then look to see what items they need most.
- Check when the charity will need the items and when they can take them from you.
- Based on that information, you should then choose a specific starting and ending date.
- Begin planning how you want to market your charity drive.
- Design posters, fliers, and ads, if you have the budget for them.
- Pick a fundraising location that you have permission to use and understand the locations fundraising policies.
- Make sure the location you’re using allows fundraising for the specific charity you’ve chosen.
- Make sure that all of the information you put out has the right date, time, and location of the collection sites.
Checking on the fundraising policies for your location is important because some businesses only allow specific organizations to fundraise on their property. There may also be time limitations that may interfere with your charity drive schedule.
A.B. Richards Has the Right Product For Your Storage Needs
Some charity drives are bigger than others. Some have multiple locations and require a lot of storage. If you have to hold on to items for a while, A.B. Richards can give you a place to store them and we have the right products for you.
If you need to store item on a small lot or at a residential address, our 20-foot storage containers are ideal. But some organizations need a lot of space. They may require one of our 40-foot storage containers. If your charity drive includes storing awkwardly shaped items, you should consider our 40-foot Jumbo Storage Containers with an extra foot of headroom. We’ll deliver your portable storage unit to where you want it and we’ll pick it up when you’re done with your drive. Contact us today.