The average loading bucket holds up to 1,400 pounds of material on a construction site. During the month of December 2022, EquipmentShare team members across the country filled 40 loading buckets with coats, nonperishable food and toys for those in need. If you can, try to visualize 40 machine buckets, filled to the brim and lined up on a construction lot.
40 x 1,400 = 56,000 pounds. That’s a whole lot of cans and coats.
EquipmentShare employees and branches participated in the second “Buckets of Joy” challenge – a nationwide food, coat and toy drive for all EquipmentShare branches. Each bucket filled was donated to a local nonprofit organization in the community, such as a food bank or shelter.
EquipmentShare is a People First company, and that means taking care of the communities we serve. Team members rallied to take on the challenge of collecting donations, as well as encouraging customers to contribute when they visited the branches.
In Port Arthur, Texas, EquipmentShare team members gathered food and coats for the Partnerships for Children Rainbow Room. This organization allows foster children and families to shop for free for items they need. The Rainbow Room stocks diapers, toiletries, car seats and more – allowing them to serve 650 children every month.
The Jacksonville branch filled two loading buckets and donated to Feeding Northeast Florida, a food bank that serves eight counties in Florida and distributes 73,000 meals every day.
In total, the overall Buckets of Joy challenge raised more than just food, coats and money — it raised hope and brightened spirits in the communities we serve. We want to thank our incredible team members, customers and local partners for helping us build a brighter holiday for so many.