This is a donation box I made for the Iowa to explore the concept that you are more likely to get someone to put money in a donation box if you can get them up to the box in the first place, everyone likes bling.
From what I am told this box brings in about 10 times what all the other donation boxes make and it is estimated to have collected over $3,000 since January including 2 $100 checks. So those of you in the museum ship world might consider a makeover of your donation boxes.
The box is also the world's first solar powered motion activated donation box. Solar powered because our COO Mike Getscher told me sure Craig I can give you AC power if we drill down through 1.5 inches of armor plating (Rusty, check me on that). Motion activated lights so that people at night time events will light up the box as they walk by. The way I look at it, the people attending these night time events don't have to pay an admission fee and would be more likely to put money in a donation box and when you include libations it's a win win for the Iowa.