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Charity boxes

How to do it yourself Christmas displays
Erin Spindler
Erin Spindler
Posts: 79
10/11/2011 8:53:28 AM
What is the best way to set up a charity box? I am looking to do a charity for Dells Children hospital but I am scared to set a box outside with a lock and have someone steal it. Does anyone have other ideas for me? I found this one but not sure if it would work.Thank You

edited by Erin Spindler on 10/11/2011

Kent Vosburg
Kent Vosburg
Posts: 152
10/12/2011 7:10:58 AM
Erin Spindler wrote:
What is the best way to set up a charity box? I am looking to do a charity for Dells Children hospital but I am scared to set a box outside with a lock and have someone steal it. Does anyone have other ideas for me? I found this one but not sure if it would work.Thank You

edited by Erin Spindler on 10/11/2011


Well, I think the best way is something that has a strong deterrent to theft.

A five gallon bucket filled with cement, that has a metal post connected to your donation box.
I would then wrap a chain around your a tree or other large item. wrap it around your post twice, and then lock it with a nice lock.

That is the system that I have heard over and over again from many others, so that is what my plan was.

Oh, also a sign that has the name of the charity, and state the money is removed nightly.
Glenn Zior
Glenn Zior
Posts: 2
11/10/2011 11:38:05 AM
If you want to see how I made mine here is a link
http://mycrazyprojects.com/ChristmasHowTo.aspx
Erin Spindler
Erin Spindler
Posts: 79
11/12/2011 3:35:43 PM
Thank You Glen, Wow you have a lot of great ideas. I like how you did your controllers . Very Nice job

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