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All Canadian Self Storage in Brandford, Ontario, To Host Fundraiser

by Winnie Hsiu May 6, 2014 10:10 PM
On the TV show Storage Wars, professional buyers bid on the contents of storage units where the rent is long over due. The bidders hope to discover a treasure in the contents that they buy. Sometimes there is something of great value in what they get. Sometimes there isn’t. [More]

Connecticut Self Storage Facility Working to Help Kids After School

by John Stevens February 4, 2011 8:43 AM
With as many as 15 million children leaving school each day with nowhere to go other than the streets, one Connecticut self storage facility is doing something about it. New London Self Storage is offering a 10’ x 25’ sq. ft. unit free of charge to Heavy Hitters USA, www.heavyhittersusa.org a non-profit organization that provides after-school and early-evening wrestling, boxing and conditioning programs for kids and young adults from New London and nearby towns. [More]

TSSA Hits Ten Year Mark for Helping Children At Shriners Hospital in Texas

by John Stevens January 19, 2011 12:33 PM
For many of us in life, we put our children first. For someone else, especially a business, to help us do this is truly impressive. But that’s just what the Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) has been doing for the past 10 years for the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Galveston, Texas. It has raised a total of $249,600 for the children in this hospital during the past decade. [More]

Self Storage Owners Contribute Money and Space for the Needy Through a Variety of Organizations

by John Stevens November 2, 2010 12:22 PM
Everyone knows Texas has a big heart. Now the Texas Self Storage Association is looking to highlight what a big heart self storage owners have when it comes to contributions to the community and working with the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Galveston. The local storage industry is being recognized for how they make a difference in a child’s life. [More]

Self Storage Owners Contribute Money and Space for the Needy Through a Variety of Organizations

by John Stevens October 27, 2010 11:16 AM
Everyone knows Texas has a big heart. Now the Texas Self Storage Association is looking to highlight what a big heart self storage owners have when it comes to contributions to the community and working with the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Galveston. The local storage industry is being recognized for how they make a difference in a child’s life.

The Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) has long worked with the Shriners Children’s Hospital, collecting $230,000 in 2009 and even more in 2010, although exact numbers are not yet in. Amazing Spaces Storage Centers has worked with TSSA to support the Shriners for the past seven years. This year, Amazing Spaces matched each dollar donated to double the amount raised. All that is raised goes to the Shriners Hospital. The group’s annual convention in Fort Worth from Oct. 17 – 20, 2010, marked the end of the Make a Difference Campaign. [More]

Colorado Self Storage Company Donates on Behalf of Hospitalized Children

by Holly Robinson April 30, 2010 6:18 AM
A Centennial, Colorado self storage company has decided to celebrate its grand opening next month by donating a percentage of its rents, along with an additional $1,500, to a nonprofit organization that helps families of children who have been hospitalized.

The self storage company, Cutting Edge Self Storage, has been working to find ways to support its new community and to blend in. One part of its effort to blend in has been designing the building so that it fits into its neighborhood architecturally. [More]

Closing National Poetry Month while Packing Books for Storage

by Winnie Hsiu April 27, 2010 3:33 PM
As National Poetry Month (April) comes to a close, some particularly raucous and rambunctious poetry lovers have decided to celebrate by inventing a new form of poetry: book spine poetry. Book spine poetry is well-suited to packing books for a move or for storing, and may be a good method for enticing children to become involved in packing or unpacking books. Children may want to record their poems in a journal, or write them on the sides of the boxes they are packing. Or children may wish to illustrate their poems, personalizing their book boxes with drawings that may help them identify the boxes quickly later, when they are ready to unpack. Children who are sending packages of books to other children may also enjoy arranging the spines of the books so that their titles convey a secret message. [More]
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