WillScot Mobile Mini is an international company with intense local focus. Across the US, Canada, and Mexico, each of our approximately 280 branches is deeply connected to its surrounding community. Operations become part of the social fabric. We help schools function, empower governments to better serve citizens, enable commerce, drive economic growth, facilitate construction, create new jobs, raise wages, train workforces, uplift societies, and so much more. We continue expanding our giving and outreach across the communities in which we operate.
Our Core Four Causes
We organize our community activities around four core causes that most align with our business purpose: Shelter, Hunger, Education, and Health & Wellness. These Core Four Causes align with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1-4 and demonstrate our company commitment to making an impact for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. We have numerous partnerships at local and national levels to guide our activities.
Driven by Our People
At WillScot Mobile Mini, our commitment to communities is enormous, but it starts small—at the individual level. While some of our community activities are corporate-driven, others are inspired and led by employees. We believe this drives deeper engagement. Our employees constantly deliver opportunities to help communities in ways that are meaningful to them. They select favorite charities and donate their time, talent, and/or treasures, and organize teams to tackle speciﬁc community projects.
Give Where You Live
We launched “Give Where You Live” on Giving Tuesday, November 30, 2021. This program allows employees across our approximately 280 branch locations to partner with local charities of their choice in meaningful ways. We leverage technology, via a charitable giving application, engaging our workforce in this initiative. We encourage our employees to give their time, talent, and/or treasure to local organizations, furthering our Core Four causes of Shelter, Hunger, Education, and Health & Wellness. We have expanded our existing match program and have created a volunteer rewards program to encourage global participation. During the months following our launch, we have had more than 620 donors support more than 350 causes with over $145,000. To date, we’ve tracked over 2,100 volunteer hours through the platform.
Additionally, our Inclusiveness Resource Teams (IRTs) support our community-focused values by raising funds on the platform and providing volunteer opportunities that connect to the populations they represent. For example, our PRISM IRT recently raised nearly $3,000 for The Trevor Project as part of its Pride Month activities.
Minions of Kindness (MoK)
Our employees are committed to supporting one another. The Minions of Kindness Fund is an employee-led 501(c)(3) organization that uses employee donations to support our employees in times of distress. The fund offers our employees the opportunity to come together and make a difference for those in need. Since its inception in 2012, the fund has provided monetary aid to over 160 employees.
There are many ways to support the MoK Fund such as payroll deductions and one-time contributions. When an employee has a dire need, they complete a request for assistance form found at www.mokfund.org. All requests are handled confidentially.
Our teams actively give back in communities across our geographic footprint.
In Atlanta, GA, over 30 WillScot Mobile Mini employees volunteered at the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Members of our Modular and Storage branch teams sorted and packed 1,984 pounds of food that provided 1,653 meals for people in need. It is inspiring to see our people support “Give Where You Live” and one of our Core Four Causes - Hunger. Collectively, this team gave back nearly 100 hours of service to their local community.
In Austin, TX, 30 WillScot Mobile Mini employees helped to landscape the 51-acre Community First! Village at Mobile Loaves & Fishes (MLF). Since 2015, this MLF community village has provided affordable housing and a supportive community for over 250 homeless individuals.
In Charlotte, NC, our Charlotte branch team held its first American Red Cross Blood Drive which was a huge success. Nearly 20 team members donated, which produced enough blood donations to save 51 lives.
In Phoenix, AZ, WillScot Mobile Mini employees gave back to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance (SMFBA) as part of “Give Where You Live.” We are proud to be a long-term partner of SMFBA and of supporting an amazing organization that is working to end hunger. Learn more about the “Give Where You Live” volunteer event at St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance by watching the video below.
In San Diego, CA, nearly 40 WillScot Mobile Mini employees volunteered at Feeding San Diego while attending a Commercial Leadership Team meeting in the area. Local Storage and Modular branch teams also participated in the event. Our onsite support of the leading hunger-relief and food rescue organization in San Diego County helped to make a difference in the lives of thousands of people facing hunger.
In Houston, TX, more than 25 local Modular branch employees supported Casa de Esperanza by volunteering to conduct repair work. This dedicated team spent several hours making an impact for a cause that offers safe homes to children of families in crisis.
Featured Community Partnerships
Habitat for Humanity
This 16+ year partnership combines in-kind donations and monetary support helping families build and improve places to call home. Branches can make an impact with local Habitat for Humanity aﬃliates by donating containers for up to seven months during a neighborhood build. To date, we have delivered nearly $8 million in value to Habitat for Humanity, with a commitment to our future as partners. In celebration of extending our partnership for the 16th consecutive year, in June of 2022, WillScot Mobile Mini employees gave 360 hours of their time hanging drywall, gardening, and helping to build houses in Baltimore, MD.
We have supported Playworks for over nine years in a variety of volunteer opportunities. Playworks teaches kids the social and emotional power of safe and healthy play. Two employees currently serve on the Advisory Board of Playworks, Arizona, and we have raised over $116,000 through multiple fundraisers. Speciﬁcally, the 2020 Anti-Bullying Challenge raised almost $67,000 for the local and national organizations.
Operation Gratitude - Letter Writing Campaign
Our employees wrote letters to military service members and ﬁrst responders in 2021, expressing gratitude for their sacriﬁces and heroism. We sent more than 800 letters and provided a $2,500 donation to Operation Gratitude.
Dedicated to Building Strong Communities
At WillScot Mobile Mini, we are proud of the diverse partnerships we've formed in the local communities in which we live and operate.