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Annual auction offers a chance to support ARA Foundation programs

By Brock Huffstutler

February 1, 2023

Foundation AuctionThe 2023 ARA Foundation Charity Auction and Reception during The ARA Show™ allows show attendees and exhibitors to support the ARA Foundation and its programs and give back to the equipment and event rental industry, all while enjoying a fun, lively networking event.

The event — sponsored by Mi-T-M Corp. and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America) — will be held Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Orange County Convention Center, North/South Building — SA1 (by the event segment exit), in Orlando.

The live charity auction will feature items donated by 26 show exhibitors. Items that will be up for bid include a trip to Walt Disney World; a $5,000 vacation voucher that can be used for any trip; a high-end, Wi-Fi capable pellet grill; premium wine packages; and a Microsoft Surface Go 3 laptop. A variety of equipment applicable to all industry segments also will be up for bid.

Allied Financial Solutions, a show exhibitor, is offering six-months-same-as-cash financing on any auction item purchase.

All auction proceeds are invested back into the ARA Foundation — a public, charitable 501(c)3 organization. The previous ARA Foundation Charity Auction — held at the 2020 show prior to the pandemic — raised more than $100,000 to support foundation programs, including educational scholarships, employee training assistance, disaster relief, improvement projects that give back to our communities while raising the profile of rental and mentor/mentee relationships within the industry.

While the event is free for show attendees, a bid number is required to participate in the auction and reception. Participants can acquire a bid number at registration on site at the show, at the Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America) Booth No. 2046, at the ARA Foundation Booth No. 3718, or at the auction.

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The following items have been donated for the 2023 ARA Foundation Charity Auction

The following items, donated by The ARA Show™ exhibitors, will be up for bid during the ARA Foundation Charity Auction and Reception on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Allied Financial Solutions (Booth No. 1344) also has donated six-months-same-as-cash financing for top bidders at the auction. Listing current as of Jan. 4, 2023.

Microsoft Surface Go 3 tablet and laptop

Donated by Alert Rental Software
Booth No. 1850

MAC3 Rivet Buster air tool
Donated by ANA
Booth No. 3814

$5,000 vacation voucher that can be used for any trip
Donated by ARA Insurance
Booth No. 3417

Barreto Manufacturing 13 SG stump grinder
Donated by Attema Sales

20-ft.-by-20-ft.-by-8-ft. Festival® CAN-T frame tent
Donated by Aztec Tents
Booth No. 2626

SG1301HGT stump grinder
Donated by Billy Goat
Booth No. 1065

Tailgate package with generator, cooler, folding chairs, cornhole game and Fast Four game
Donated by CASE Construction Equipment
Booth No. 4870

MVP60-GK5 plate compactor
Donated by Crown Construction Equipment
Booth No. 5213

WBT36-GK5 walk-behind power trowel
Donated by Crown Construction Equipment
Booth No. 5213

“Dream Garage” workspace and custom garage workbench by California Closets
Donated by Ditch Witch
Booth No. 4601

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon wine package
Donated by DPL Telematics
Booth No. 5210

Maestro City wood chipper/shredder
Donated by Eliet USA
Booth No. 1459

$1,000 gift certificate
Donated by Green Manufacturing
Booth No. 3801

Two $2,500 NAPA Auto Parts gift cards
Donated by Herc Rentals

10-ft.-by-10-ft. V3 tent
Donated by InsTent Industries, home of Vitabri
Booth No. 2226

One custom rental contract
Donated by James Waite Law
Booth No. 3614

Autographed Roger Staubach Dallas Cowboys jersey
Donated by James Waite Law
Booth No. 3614

X330 lawn tractor
Donated by John Deere
Booth No. 4639

$1,000 worth of any Kwik-Cover stock items
Donated by Kwik-Covers
Booth No. 2630

Char-Broil Deluxe Digital Electric Smoker
Donated by Manitou North America
Booth No. 3463

Multimatic 235 multiprocess welder
Donated by Miller Electric Manufacturing Co.
Booth No. 2855

GEN-2500-IMM1 inverter generator
Donated by Mi-T-M Corp.
Booth No. 2259

E-750 Electric Wheelbarrow™
Donated by PowerPusher®, Div. of Nu-Star
Booth No. 1989

$500 E-gift certificate
Donated by Rental InnovationZ
Booth No. 2911

Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon wine package
Donated by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America)
Booth No. 2046

Hitachi racing package with #2 Josef Newgarden IndyCar scale model and autographed race shirt
Donated by Sullair, a Hitachi Group Co.
Booth No. 5001

185 T4F portable air compressor – American Heart Association “Heart of Gold” edition
Donated by Sullair, a Hitachi Group Co.
Booth No. 5001

$5,000 travel voucher to the destination of your choosing
Donated by Sunbelt Rentals

Kids’ Rainbow Water Slide/Bounce House Combo with blower and stakes
Donated by
Booth No. 635, 835

Traeger Ironwood 885 pellet grill
Donated by TireSocks
Booth No. 5010

Disney package — Three-day passes for Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot Center and Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World, Orlando, and three-night lodging at the Caribbean Beach, Coronado Springs, Port Orleans French Quarter or Port Orleans Riverside Resort
Donated by Toro
Booth No. 4226

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