We have thought about building a contact centre for people who want to drop any contributions or donations they may have. Several brain storming sessions later, we came up with the idea of actually creating a post box out of a shipping container! The post box will enable people to come along and just drop letters with money in or food or just general gifts they wish to give to charity.
It would be great to have a member of staff working within the container as well! In effect, the unit will be like post office where all items will be sorted ready for distribution. Every week the container would be emptied and the generous gifts from the public will be passed on to local charities.
We would like to have the container ply lined and insulated throughout, to ensure that there is absolutely no condensation in the container as this may damage the presents! I don’t think anyone would want a soggy Christmas present!! Of course, this unit would need to be secure so we would have a padlock and lockbox fitted. For the worker inside the unit, we would provide adequate lighting and heating so that they are comfortable during these cold winter days, and also a fitted lockable personnel door for easy access and a workbench. For this particular project there many different products we could use, view our shipping container conversions and accessories.
Of course, this is just an idea, but we would love to hear from anyone who would like to make this a reality for the less fortunate next year.
Post Written By Lewis Westley at Lion Containers Ltd