New York, NY, August 8, 2013: FlatRate Moving®, the nationwide leader in moving and storage, announced today its new Upcycling Program partnership with The Salvation Army. In an effort to provide customers the opportunity to donate items on their moving day, FlatRate Moving® will offer its clients two “upcycling” boxes they may fill with new or gently used books, toys, clothing or home goods to be donated to The Salvation Army and resold by Salvation Army Thrift Stores across New York City.
FlatRate Moving® redefined the moving experience in 1991 by introducing a guaranteed, all-inclusive, one-price move, allowing the customer to know exactly what to expect upfront. The Upcycling Program is another example of FlatRate Moving’s® commitment to making its customers’ moving experiences easy and stress-free.
Customers who order “upcycling” boxes from FlatRate Moving® will receive them in advance of their move date, allowing optimal time to set aside those items they wish to donate. All other customers will be offered the two“upcycling” boxes upon FlatRate’s arrival for their move.
With over 18,000 moves each year and the potential to donate over 36,000 filled boxes, The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Centers will be the beneficiaries of this innovative “upcycling” program, thanks to FlatRate Moving® and their customers.
“We are thrilled to partnerwith The Salvation Army,” said Sharone Ben-Harosh, Founder, FlatRate Moving®.“Through this partnership, FlatRate Moving® will connect our clients to this respected organization and facilitate a culture of upcycling items from those who no longer want them to those who may need them.”
“This partnership with FlatRate Moving® is a natural fit with our vision,” said Major David Wilson, Administrator of The Salvation Army’s Manhattan Adult Rehabilitation Center. “Not only can the size and scope of the organization absorb the volume of potential donations needed by The Salvation Army, but this program also advances our mission to provide men, women and children with any help they may need.”