What’s up for bid at the ARA Foundation Charity Auction

Nov. 20, 2022

The annual ARA Foundation Charity Auction and Reception, held during The ARA Show™, is a lively networking event that offers show attendees a chance to give back to the equipment and event rental industry and help support ARA Foundation programs. These programs include scholarships, employee training assistance, disaster relief, community improvement projects and mentor/mentee relationships.

This year’s auction and reception will be held Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Orange County Convention Center, North/South Concourse – SA1 (by the event segment exit), in Orlando. All show attendees are encouraged to join in on this free event, which is sponsored by Mi-T-M Corp.

Participants can pick up a bid book at Registration on site at the show, at the Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America) Booth No. 2046, at the ARA Foundation Booth No. 3718 or at the auction.

A variety of items will be up for bid at the auction — facilitated by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America) — all donated by show exhibitors. Allied Financial Solutions, a show exhibitor, is offering six-months-same-as-cash financing on any auction item purchase.

Here is a look at some of the items that will be up for bid at the auction:

Kwik-Covers products
Donated by Kwik-Covers
Kwik-Covers, Webster, N.Y., a manufacturer of easy-to-use, plastic with elastic, fitted table covers, has donated a credit of $1,000 toward any Kwik-Covers items (excluding collegiate Kwik-Covers). Estimated value: $1,000.

Hitachi racing fan package
Donated by Sullair, a Hitachi Group Co.
Motorsports fans will love the Hitachi racing fan package, which includes a 1:18 scale model of the IndyCar driven by #2 Josef Newgarden and a Newgarden-autographed race shirt. Estimated value: $250.

Electric wheelbarrow 
Donated by PowerPusher®, Div. of Nu-Star
PowerPusher’s E-750 Electric Wheelbarrow safely transports loads weighing up to 1,000 lbs. Available with multiple tubs — including the heavy-duty poly tub, galvanized steel tub and slurry tub — this motorized wheelbarrow improves safety and efficiency by eliminating ergonomic challenges and production delays. With a top speed of up to 4 mph and tubs four times the capacity of a standard wheelbarrow, the E-750 can help get the job done faster. Its silent motor with zero emissions is suitable for indoor or outdoor use and the machine can fit through standard doors. Designed to minimize strain, the E-750 provides push-button powered-dump capability. Available with standard and custom quick-change attachments. Estimated value: $7,770.

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