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The Heat Smart team will work with you every step of the way to make your program successful.

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GET STARTED

Working with Heat Smart is easy!

We’ll work with you every step of the way to make your program successful. And while we work to respond to each community and program’s specific needs, generally, here’s how to get started.

  • Identify a group within your community that needs heat assistance.
  • Determine the number of Heat Smart Kits needed.
  • Heat Smart works best when there is a blanket for each occupied bed in the household. As a general rule, that’s 2 ½ blankets per household.
  • Contact us for a shipping estimate.
  • Need help with funding? Click here.

Then we’ll start pulling it all together. As we go forward, here are some helpful questions for the shipping process that you should consider. Don’t worry if any of your answers are no, we’ll work with the shipping companies to accommodate your setup.

  • Do you have access to a loading dock? If so, do you have the manpower available to unload the truck?
  • Or does the driver need to unload to the ground?
  • Will you need assistance bringing the boxes inside your facility? Think about how far you will have to carry the boxes and have lots of volunteers on hand if possible.
  • If you need the driver to assist in unloading to the inside, there is an incremental cost.
  • If you are unloading, do you have a forklift or hand truck ?
  • Do you want your shipment tracked?
  • Do you want the driver to arrange a delivery time in advance?

Lastly, think about where you will store the kits once they arrive. Keep in mind the kits are packed in medium-size boxes measuring 24”x20”x24” and weighing 40 pounds each. There are 12 kits in each box, and there are eight boxes packed on a pallet. The dimensions of a full pallet are approximately 3’x6.’

Customization

We can embroider your blankets with your organization’s logo or the logo of a kit sponsor at an additional cost. Here’s what we need to know in order to estimate embroidery costs for you:

  • How many logos do you want embroidered?
  • How many colors is each logo?