Benefits of Steel Containers for Your Non-Profit Organization

Benefits of Steel Containers for Your Non-Profit Organization

If you think all steel storage containers are good for is to ship goods overseas, think again! They’re perfect for all sorts of applications, from homes and on-site offices to overflow classrooms and yes – non-profit organization headquarters. As a non-profit, you may not have a lot of money for extraneous purposes, which is what makes storage containers such a great option.

Here are some advantages to choosing steel containers for your non-profit organization.


Operating your business as cost-effectively as you can is imperative in this line of work. Whether you serve the homeless or make crafts for kids in the hospital, you can achieve your goals with steel containers by protecting your bottom line. Not only are these containers affordable outright, they are relatively inexpensive to maintain and customize. You’ll certainly spend a lot less than if you were to hire a builder to construct a permanent structure for your organization. Why not try a storage container? They’re easy to move, relocate and customize.

Shared Space

Many members of non-profit organizations tend to meet in a central place, such as at a church, community center or local business. If your business has to share space, it can be a real challenge to store supplies, make sure your inventory is secure, have room for office work, and host your weekly gatherings.

This also makes it easy to hold fundraisers, community awareness events and other events. After all, these events are what fuel your organizations all year long. As a nonprofit, charity or religious organization, you likely rely on donations to operate — not just monetary donations but resource donations as well. Holding a convention not only builds community morale, it encourages donor pledges.

Steel containers make convenient, affordable storage solutions that help you do much more than hold a fundraiser. They can also literally hold equipment, materials, signs, paperwork, products, swag and more.


There is an inherent flexible quality to any steel container, because it can be utilized in a variety of ways. From pharmaceutical storage to Little League equipment storage to construction site offices, there’s really no limit as to what you can use your container for. Plus, you can use one container for more than one purpose, such as by partitioning it into sections. Modifications add an extra layer of functionality, as you can choose to put in plumbing, heating, windows, and AC units per your needs.

Examples of Who Can Benefit From Steel Container Units

Many non-profit organizations can take advantage of steel container units, such as:

  • Churches
  • Homeless shelters
  • Community centers
  • Satellite libraries
  • Food banks
  • Food pantries
  • Donation drop-offs
  • After school activities
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts
  • Toys for Tots
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Social organizations
  • Community organizations

As you can see, any non-profit can benefit from such versatile containers!

The Many Uses of Storage Containers for Non-Profits

When considering how you will gather with the other members of your organization or community, your first thought may be to rent a space in a permanent location. However, this can get very costly very fast, especially if you must conserve funds. Plus, you also have to share these spaces with other organizations, such as within libraries, schools, civic halls, and more. Why hassle with that?

There are so many varied uses of steel storage containers that you can take advantage of. You can use steel storage containers as hubs for your meetings and other gatherings, as well as a space to:

  • Collect toys, books, clothes, and other items
  • Store event materials like supplies, signs and equipment
  • Transport items between locations
  • Store important documents
  • Hand out food
  • Hold fundraisers, donation drives and conventions
  • Mobile blood collection sites

As you can see, the possibilities are endless. Whether you’re giving a sermon to 20 people and want to hand out religious paraphernalia, or you’re holding a fundraiser for the local hospital, a steel container can meet and exceed your needs. Best part is, you can rent a container if you only need a temporary space, or you can buy one if you need a permanent space throughout the years.

Contact Transocean Equipment Management

If you are looking for a non-profit organization headquarters alternative, we would be happy to give you a free quote on our new or used containers when you contact us at 910-483-7828. In addition to new and used models, we offer specialty units and modifications to make your space unique.


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