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The ARA Foundation and The Toro Company Foundation Conduct Community Enhancement Event
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio benefit from Community Impact Project
Moline, IL - A new Community Impact Project launched by the American Rental Association (ARA) Foundation and The Toro Company Foundation was held at the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Ohio’s Broadway Club (BGCNEO) in Cleveland on June 16, 2021.
The Community Impact Project involves both foundations working with local nonprofit organizations to give back to communities across the country through various rental-related projects. The series of projects kicked off by helping BGCNEO, which serves over 8,000-member youth ages 6-18 throughout a five-county footprint. The Cleveland branch’s Broadway Club is home to a robust outdoor horticulture program where youth engage with and experience nature through a variety of hands-on, interactive, and fun program opportunities.
Through the launch of the Community Impact Project, the BGCNEO was revamped in a day. Projects included revitalizing a pollinator garden, creating and planting new landscaping beds, and refurbishing the baseball infield.
The inaugural Community Impact Project was made possible by a group of more than 20 volunteers from six rental companies and two Cleveland area organizations.
- Bobcat of Cleveland – Leppos Rent, North Ridge
- Event Source - Cleveland
- General Rent-All - Massillon
- Handy Rents - Eastlake
- Miller’s Party Rental Center - Akron
- Sun Rental Center - Mentor
- Gardeners of Greater Cleveland
- Ormiston Landscaping
“Partnering with The Toro Company Foundation, our members, and volunteers has been an impactful experience,” said Marcy Johnson, ARA Foundation executive director. “Together, we have been able to leverage the talents and resources of everyone involved to promote the rental industry while helping out a local community.”
Three additional projects are planned for this year. The next Community Impact project will be held on July 21 in Denver. For more about the ARA Foundation, visit ararental.org/ARA-Foundation.
About The Toro Company
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment including turf and landscape maintenance, snow and ice management, underground utility construction, rental and specialty construction, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. With sales of $3.4 billion in fiscal 2020, The Toro Company’s global presence extends to more than 125 countries through a family of brands that includes Toro, Ditch Witch, Exmark, BOSS Snowplow, Ventrac, American Augers, Subsite Electronics, HammerHead, Trencor, Unique Lighting Systems, Irritrol, Hayter, Pope, Perrot, Lawn-Boy and Radius HDD. Through constant innovation and caring relationships built on trust and integrity, The Toro Company and its family of brands have built a legacy of excellence by helping customers work on golf courses, sports fields, construction sites, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties and agricultural operations.
The American Rental Association, Moline, Ill., is an international trade association for owners of equipment and event rental businesses and the manufacturers and suppliers of construction, general tool and event rental equipment. ARA members, which include more than 11,000 rental businesses and more than 1,000 manufacturers and suppliers, are located in every U.S. state, every Canadian province and more than 50 countries worldwide. Founded in 1955, ARA is the source for information, advocacy, education, networking and marketplace opportunities for the equipment and event rental industry throughout the world.
About the ARA Foundation
The ARA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is the heart of the equipment and event rental industry. Its mission is to implement programs that create educational opportunities, build relationships, and aid the industry. The Foundation provides support through its five programs – Employee Training Assistance, Young Professional Development, Scholarships, Disaster Relief, and the newest Community Impact Program. The ARA Foundation strives to have a positive influence on the equipment and event rental industry and be recognized as a philanthropic leader.