Raymond Handing Concepts expands breast cancer charity fundraiser to national dealer networkMonday, September 21, 2015
Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation (RHCC), a leading materials handling equipment supplier in Northern California and the Northwest, will be holding its second annual Pink Pallet Jack Project online auction to raise money for two breast cancer charities from Oct. 8-14 on eBay. The charities benefitting from the auction are the Tina Turner Memorial Foundation, in the city of the Raymond Corporation’s origin Greene, NY, and Northwest Hope and Healing in the Greater Seattle area. In addition to this auction, the Raymond dealer network spanning the United States is getting involved in programs to raise breast cancer awareness and funding.
The seven-day auction will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 12 p.m. PT on eBay where participants can bid on Raymond’s pink 8210 AC walkie pallet jack. The 8210 Raymond AC walkie pallet truck was released by the Raymond Corporation in 2015 and is the perfect lift truck when you need to navigate tight spaces. J&K Trucking out of California bid on and won RHCC’s first pink pallet jack for $4,150 and donated an additional $350 so RHCC was able to donate $4,500 to the two breast cancer charities.
The power of the Raymond dealer network really amplifies the scope of the fundraiser with dealers activating their own programs. Last year, Heubel, the Raymond dealer in the Midwest, raised more than $27,000, and they have plans to put on another pink pallet jack auction this year. Malin is also getting involved by painting an 8210 pallet jack pink and donating it to the National Breast Cancer foundation in Dallas, Texas. RHCC will also be giving Pink Pallet Jack Ribbons to everyone that donates $20 to $500 on the Materials Handling Store. All proceeds from the Pink Pallet Jack Project ribbons will be donated to charity.
The Raymond Corporation will also be donating $10 from every lift truck sold for the month of October to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to help find a cure.
RHCC’s Connection to Breast Cancer Charities
In January 2014, Steve Raymond and Simon Walker were having dinner in Greene, NY when resident Shelly Howell recognized Raymond. She approached him and invited him to get involved with a charity golf tournament in honor of her sister Tina Turner, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2011. Once the duo was back home, Steve and Simon retold the touching story and out of their desire to help, the Pink Pallet Jack Project was born.
In addition to the auction and partner projects, to promote the benefits of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the company is opening its Auburn, Washington facility located at 3500 W. Valley Highway N., Suite 101, Auburn, WA to all for an open house on October 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The company’s partners, customers and neighbors are invited to attend, meet Steve Raymond and see the Pink Pallet Jack.