The company serve more than 45 neighborhoods across Greater Chicago
April 28, 2019: BinSwap, a startup business specializing in valet self-storage, has launched a charity program to support to the local chapter of The Salvation Army. The Company will now pick up donated items from its customers and transport them to the nearest donation center at no charge. Customers must store at least one bin with the company for getting the free service.
BinSwap will provide donation bags and accept items of up to 50 pounds, which includes clothing, small household items and appliances. A receipt for tax purposes is supplied upon pickup. The donation will help The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Centers, which assists those struggling with alcohol and drug addiction.
“Spring cleaning is not just a time to store what you no longer use through the summer months, but it’s also a time to donate items you no longer need. We are providing an easy, convenient way to do both—to store winter clothes, sporting equipment and more until they are needed, as well as to give away items to those in need.” Said by Alex Pearsall, Co-founder of BinSwap.
The Salvation Army has been serving communities around the world with local programs and initiatives aimed at immediate relief, short-term care and long-term growth since 1865. It has more than 1.7 million members.
BinSwap launched in this January with community service as part of its model. The company initially donated 25 percent of proceeds to local schools chosen by each customer. The company provides an online platform that allows customers to schedule item pickup, maintain a visual catalog of stored belongings, and schedule delivery of specific bins or bulky items to their home.