20 Shipping Containers Donated to Local Charities
Ace Containers gave away 20 shipping containers to good causes around Leeds. With the assistance of Spacewise, we launched this amazing initiative to celebrate 20 years in business. We wanted this initiative to not just be a giveaway, but we wanted to be able to form long term commitments with the groups that we are assisting.
It’s not the first time we’ve given away containers to help those in need. Past beneficiaries include The Valley Project, Kidz Klub, The Real Junk Food Project, St Georges Crypt, Homeless Street Angels and CATCH.
Ash from CATCH, a registered charity based in Leeds which stands for ‘Community Action to Create Hope’ said:
“Thanks to Sean at Ace Containers for donating us two shipping containers which we will be using for much-needed storage as we are running out of space. Sean also supported us with custom fabrication, refurbishment, painting and delivery of the containers.
“Sean stated this was a small gesture for Ace Containers, however to us it’s a pretty huge gesture. We saved approximately £3000, maybe even more... this means we didn’t have to find those funds from elsewhere. The funds saved can be put into our core running costs and supporting young people. Businesses can do so much to help small charities like us grow. It’s acts of kindness like the above that make it easier for us.”
The whole team at Ace Containers are keen to help local charities like CATCH who play a part in helping the community - something which we feel passionate about. Every child should be supported, and every area of need should be given opportunities for change. Helping the local community is one of the great privileges of running a company; donating and volunteering is something that we think gives the whole team at Ace Containers an active interest in their role.
In the last five years, Ace Containers have assisted quite a few local groups in getting space or using space on our site. We think that it’s a moral obligation that we help where we can. The country is becoming a dark selfish place with many of the local support services being eradicated, its everyone’s responsibility to ensure the most vulnerable in our society are looked after.