August 23, 2022

EquipmentShare team members donate thousands of dollars of school supplies to students in need

EquipmentShare gives back
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Bookbag — $25
Pencils — $3
Markers — $3
Notebooks — $7
Calculator — $12

Getting everything on a school supply list can add up and get pretty expensive — that’s why EquipmentShare employees throughout the U.S. stepped in to help.

During the month of August, EquipmentShare sponsored “Back to School Buckets” at branches nationwide. This program is an extension of the Buckets of Joy program and is intended to support local school districts near participating branches by providing necessary school supplies.

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Participating branches chose a school district in their area and gathered donations of the most-needed supplies. Donations were then delivered to the districts the third week of August, including  pencils, markers, tissues and hand sanitizer.

"It has been a difficult couple of years for a lot of people, but seeing how the participating branches were able to come together to support their local school district really helped me see that our values align as employees and a company,” Dakarayi Chabaya, community engagement specialist, said. “I look forward to future projects and continuing to make EquipmentShare’s giving back footprint grow nationwide."

EquipmentShare Mobile

For each bucket filled, branches wrote a $500 check to the school district in their community to further help those most in need.

In Mobile, Ala., EquipmentShare donated a bucket full of items including markers, pencils, paper and other necessary supplies. The supplies were delivered to Little Flower School by General Manager Mike Sanford.

EquipmentShare Denver

“It makes us all feel good inside to be able to help out in our community,” Mike said.

Alabama Shipyard, an EquipmentShare - Mobile customer, contributed $500 for additional supplies.

EquipmentShare Home Office

In the Columbia, Mo., area, students picked up their supplies at “Meet the Teacher” night. Derby Ridge Elementary School Principal Tina Woods said, “It really means a great deal to have such a great turnout from our families for Back To School Night! The support from our community members is invaluable! Derby is so grateful to have their continued involvement and participation. EquipmentShare donated school supplies that will help many of our families and their students to be prepared on their first day of school. Thank you!”

We want to thank our incredible team members, customers and local partners for helping us build a brighter start to the school year for so many.

To learn more about EquipmentShare’s commitment to local communities, visit our Giving Back page.

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