WillScot Mobile Mini is an international company with intense local focus. Across the US, Canada, and Mexico, our approximately 240 branches are deeply connected to their 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 people and the planet, now and into the future. We have numerous partnerships at local and national levels to guide our activities. In 2023, our major partners are Habitat for Humanity International, St. Mary’s Food Bank, Feeding America, Food Banks Canada, Bancos de Alimentos de México, Junior Achievement, and the American Red Cross.
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 select their favorite charities; donate their time, talent, and treasure; and organize teams to help their local communities in ways that are meaningful to them.
Give Where You Live
We launched “Give Where You Live” in 2021. This program allows employees across our approximately 240 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 created a volunteer rewards program to encourage global participation. Since our launch, we have had more than 580 donors support more than 480 causes with more than $363,000. To date, we’ve tracked more than 3,600 volunteer hours by more than 560 volunteers 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 BOLD IRT recently raised nearly $5,000 for NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund as part of its MLK Day 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 through payroll deductions and one-time contributions. Since its inception in 2012, the fund has provided more than $384,000 in monetary aid to over 206 employees.
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, with a particular emphasis on helping organizations dedicated to our Core Four Causes.
In the Core Cause of Shelter, nearly 20 WillScot Mobile Mini employees from Memphis, TN volunteered at the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis ReStore unpacking, sorting, and organizing items in the warehouse and retail storefront. The Memphis team also volunteered at Warriors Center for Women, a rescue mission and recovery program for women battling homelessness, addiction, and other life-controlling problems in Olive Branch, MS, to prepare and serve a taco buffet to the center’s residents.
In Mexico, in honor of Children's Day, Monterrey corporate employees paid a visit to Casa Hogar Refugio 121, a children’s shelter that serves low-income, at-risk children and adolescents from age 6 to 12 in Monterrey. Our employees brought wrapped toys and lunch for the children and spent time playing games and other activities. And early in the new year, the Mexico City team volunteered at C.A.S.A. Yekkan, a non-profit organization caring for elderly adults who have been abandoned, are living on the streets, or lack an adequate place to live with dignity. Employees in Mexico City donated pantry and personal hygiene items and paid a visit to the retirement home for an afternoon of lunch, dancing, and socializing with the appreciative seniors.
Food donations and food bank volunteering are popular ways for our employees to support the Core Cause of Hunger. Here are just a few recent examples of these community service activities:
- In Oklahoma City, employees paid two visits to Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma—once to fill food boxes with 1,980 bags of food providing 4,950 meals, and a second time to process and package more than 2,000 servings of fruit for local families in need.
- Employees in Orlando volunteered at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida to pack 820 meals for senior citizens, schools, and families.
- The Fresno team spent time at Central California Food Bank’s Distribution Center bagging oranges for the community food pantry.
- The Edmonton Modular branch collected 1,100 pounds of food to donate to Edmonton’s Food Bank.
- The Phoenix Commercial Training Team volunteered at the Mesa, AZ, location of Feed My Starving Children packing nutritious meals for hungry kids around the world.
- Harrisburg Modular and Storage branches teamed up to pack food boxes for Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
Other examples of community service projects include Corpus Christi, TX, where 10 local branch employees spent a morning volunteering at the Gulf Coast Humane Society cleaning kennels and providing animal enrichment.
In Knoxville, TN, a group of seven employees volunteered their time at Compassion Closet, a local nonprofit that provides clothing and tangible goods to foster children and their families. The team helped sort and organize incoming donations as part of a spring clean-out.
And from a beach clean-up in Ft. Myers, FL; to roadside beautification in Grand Rapids, MI; to sprucing up a local park picnic area in Bakersfield, CA, employees across the company have held an array of volunteer events that make a difference in their communities outdoors as well.
Featured Community Partnerships
At WillScot Mobile Mini, we are proud of the diverse partnerships we've formed at the national level and in the local communities in which we live and operate.
Habitat for Humanity
This 16+ year partnership in the Core Cause of Shelter 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.
WillScot Mobile Mini employees gave 360 hours of their time in June of 2022 hanging drywall, gardening, and helping to build houses in Baltimore, MD. In June 2023, employees gave more than 100 hours of their time in a unique program building and decorating three playhouses for children in San Diego, CA. Additional home builds are scheduled for 2023 in several cities.
Feeding America, St. Mary’s Food Bank, Food Banks Canada, Bancos de Alimentos de México
WillScot Mobile Mini is supporting four organizations dedicated to the Core Cause of Hunger. In addition to corporate donations to these organizations, employees across the company have opportunities to hold food drives and volunteer their time at local food banks.
A partnership with Junior Achievement supports our Core Cause of Education. Junior Achievement provides work readiness, financial awareness, and entrepreneurship programs for students through chapters in all 50 US states + 100 countries. Our partnership includes sponsoring a BizTown shop in the Tempe, AZ, location for the 2023-24, 2024-25, and 2025-26 school years, as well as opportunities for employees to volunteer at a BizTown, in the classroom, and as a mentor.
American Red Cross
WillScot Mobile Mini established a community partnership with the American Red Cross to support our Core Cause of Health & Wellness. In addition to a corporate financial contribution in 2023, employees are encouraged to get involved with the Red Cross through blood drives, first aid kit builds, and other volunteering opportunities. Our corporate team in Phoenix, AZ, held blood drives in 2022 and 2023, in which 50 donors gave a combined 46 units of blood, producing enough blood to save nearly 140 lives. The Charlotte, NC, branch also has held a blood drive, producing enough blood to save more than 50 lives. In addition, employees in Phoenix wrote cards to military service members and veterans in April 2023, expressing gratitude for their sacriﬁces and heroism, with similar projects slated for Veterans Day and the end-of-year holidays.
Dedicated to Building Strong Communities At WillScot Mobile Mini
We are proud of the diverse partnerships we've formed in the local communities where we live and operate.