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Donate an item, deliver an impact

By Brock Huffstutler

October 15, 2023

Each year, the ARA Foundation makes a positive impact for hundreds in the equipment and event rental industry through employee training assistance, scholarships, sponsored trainings, mentoring programs, community impact projects and disaster relief.

You can help increase the ARA Foundation’s impact on the industry by donating an item to the ARA Foundation Charity Auction and Reception, which will take place during The ARA Show™ 2024 in New Orleans.

There is no better way to gain exposure for your company and to help a great cause than by donating to the live auction. Your contributions directly support programs that provide educational and community opportunities for the rental industry.

In return, your company will be recognized as a supporter of the Foundation through various ARA publications, featured show signage, recognition during the live event and more.

Auction donations can include anything from equipment and event items to vacation packages, jewelry, tickets to sporting events and fine wine. The item must have a minimum value of $500. A captive audience of hundreds of show participants will be looking for opportunities to bid on unique items, so donors are encouraged to get creative.

Click here to access the donation form. Donations are due by Friday, Nov. 17, 2023.

For questions, contact Jill Peterson, program manager for the ARA Foundation and Government Affairs, at, or 800-334-2177, ext. 254.

Online auction donors display the heart of the rental industry

The ARA Foundation thanks those who donated to the Foundation’s September 2023 online auction. Their support helped raise more than $23,500 for Foundation programs.

All About Events, Jacksonville, Fla.   All Occasions Party Rentals, Knoxville, Tenn.  
ARA Insurance, Overland Park, Kan.   Arnaud’s Restaurant, New Orleans
Arvada Rent-Alls, Arvada, Colo. BBJ La Tavola Specialty Linens, Niles, Ill.
Bigfork Rentals, Bigfork, Mont. Busylad Rent-All, Tupelo, Miss.
Commander’s Palace, New Orleans Court of Two Sisters, New Orleans
Delux Rental, Ypsilanti, Mich. Durante Rentals, New Rochelle, N.Y.
Event Source, Cleveland Galatoire’s Restaurant/“33” Bar & Steak, New Orleans
Herc Rentals, Bonita Springs, Fla. John Deere Classic, Silvis, Ill.
Marquee Event Group, Chicago PEAK Event Services, Woburn, Mass.
Premiere Events, Austin, Texas Sunbelt Rentals, Fort Mill, S.C.
Sunstate Equipment, Phoenix