LOCAL BUSINESSES TEAM UP TO MAKE DONATION DROP BOX FOR NONPROFIT

The box will allow for contactless giving amid coronavirus pandemic

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Three local businesses have joined forces to make a donation drop box for Whitington Homes and Services for Children and Families, a nonprofit that serves those who are at risk or in crisis. The drop box will be unveiled to staff at 10 a.m. May 21 at Whitington, 2423 Fairfield Ave.

Local marketing agency Creative Cat initiated the drop box project and worked with Trusted Solutions Group Inc. and Classic City Signs to make it possible. The drop box, which cost the companies $4,615 total to plan, design, fabricate, powder-coat and finish with graphics, will be delivered to the site by Trusted Solutions Group. 

“Whitington Homes and Services for Children and Families is grateful for the generosity of Creative Cat, Trusted and Classic City Signs for donating their time and resources to design and build this donation drop off box,” said Whitington executive director Beth Gulino. 

The drop box will make it easier and safer to donate needed items to the children and families of Whitington while concerns about the novel coronavirus remain high and social distancing is observed.

“During this time of crisis, our families are in critical need of hygiene products, cleaning supplies, diapers, towels, linens, nonperishable foods and items to assist in daily living,” Gulino said. “We depend on the good will of our community to fill in the gaps. On behalf of the children and families we serve, thank you all for caring and providing for those in need. Every donated item will make an impact.”

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