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  • March 13, 2013

Forklift Truck for Good Causes

Forklifts have always been used for lifting pallets and industrial materials. With hundreds of Non-profits and charitable organizations popping up, there also comes the need for material handling of large quantities of donations. Each forklift truck has a hefty price tag comparable to a new car, and the purchase of a used or new forklift truck can be a costly investment for any business.  Not for profit organizations are built upon donations, whether the donations monetary or physical items.  There are hundreds of examples of forklift manufactures promoting social responsibility. In October of 2012, NACCO Materials Handling Group participated in Breast Cancer Awareness Month and custom painted a Yale Veracitor lift truck in the color of pink and was able to raise more than $8,000 for a breast cancer support group.  One unique way that you can give back to the community and also increase your business’ goodwill is with the donation of your used forklift trucks and other material handling equipment.  If you were planning on selling one of your used forklift trucks for scrap with thousands of hours on it, why not donate it to a cause that would put your old equipment to use!

Below are several causes that accept the donation of used material handling equipment and will come pick-up your donation FREE of charge.  All of the following are 501(c)(3) non-profits, and all donations are tax deductible

1. Forklift truck donation toBreast Cancer

A highly rated Charity on Charity Navigator, Cars for Breast Cancer uses 91% of every dollar for breast cancer awareness and research.  They accept all types of vehicles and equipment donations.

2. Forklift truck donation toHippotherapy

Horses Helping to Heal Ranch use the power of horses to heal and rehabilitate individuals with disabilities.  The donation of heavy equipment can help staff and volunteers spend less time working and more time helping.3. Forklift truck donation toU.S. Troops

Cars for U.S. Troops “Operation Gratitude: Supporting Active Duty U.S. Military and Veterans” could use your donation they have a large resale network and use 98% its donations to put together care packages, for deployed Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines.

4. Forklift truck donation toTeddy Bears for cops

The Teddy Bear Cops partners with police, fire, and emergency responders and equips them with teddy bears to give to children that have been in traumatic situations, used forklift trucks may be used to transport large quantities of teddy bear donations.

Ultimately, the donation of your old beat up used forklift trucks can assist in the uplifting of another individual.

If you have any questions about your forklift truck, call Yale/Chase today!

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