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San Diego Self Storage Sponsors Bottles for Babies

by Kim Kilpatrick November 12, 2012 3:55 PM
Having a baby is expensive. An uncomplicated birth costs around $10,000. Add items such as baby clothes, diapers and diaper wipes, a crib, a car seat, and a baby carrier or stroller the cost grows exponentially. A 2010 USDA report indicated that an average middle-income family spends $12,000 on child-related expenses during their baby's first year of life. During the second year, parents spend more than $12,500. [More]

Big Box Storage, Inc., Joins Efforts with Planet Aid

by Kim Kilpatrick December 9, 2011 3:01 PM
The leading portable storage company in San Diego, Big Box Storage, Inc., joined forces with Planet Aid in an effort to provide sustainable development in underprivileged communities around the world. Big Box Storage will help collect clothing and shoes and give them to Planet Aid.

"We're asking San Diego residents to remember Planet Aid on occasions when they have articles of clothing or shoes available for donation," said Rita Hurley of Big Box Storage in San Diego, CA. "We're pleased to be able to assist them with their ongoing humanitarian and environmental efforts." [More]

Issaquah Highlands Self Storage Is a Drop-off Place for Eastside Baby Corner

by John Stevens November 23, 2011 11:45 AM
Storage facility owners are very charitable with their space. Some donate it to collect toys for Christmas. Some collect food and coats for those in need. Issaquah Highlands Self Storage (in Washington state), has made arrangements to be a new drop-off center for Eastside Baby Corner. [More]

Self Storage is not about Being Selfish

by John Stevens August 2, 2011 6:20 PM
Let’s be honest. We live in a world chock full of individuals. More and more things can be done without ever having to come in much contact with other people. Social interaction has given way to the world of self-serve. As Robert Putnam would say, we live in a world where it is becoming common to bowl alone. [More]

Self Storage Companies Lend School Kids a Helping Hand

by Tony Gonzalez July 21, 2011 5:35 PM
Kids around the country are busy sleeping in, playing video games, riding bikes, hanging out with friends; basically, doing whatever they please (as long as Mom and Dad don’t mind). One thing that a number of them probably don’t want to face right about now is something they have no control over and will come whether they like it or not—school. [More]

Self Storage Company Goes Back to School

by Holly Robinson May 12, 2011 2:39 PM
Anyone who says they have not watched their kids or someone else’s blissfully playing some simple game and not thought,” The good ole days!” is lying. While life appeared to be as complex as can be when we were around elementary school age, the simplicity of it now from the outside looking in is enough to make you a little nostalgic. [More]

When a Community is in Need, Self Storage Businesses Wisely Lend a Helping Hand

by John Stevens March 28, 2011 12:53 PM
When Mother Nature strikes, the impact can be disastrous and life altering. Hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes and tsunamis can wreak immeasurable hardship and pain, including lost homes, businesses and even lost lives. We need only to look at Japan to be reminded of this. Sometimes businesses step up and support those dealing with the repercussions of a natural disaster. Self Storage businesses often offer assistance, making perfect places to collect goods and food for those affected. [More]

Self Storage Company on East Coast very Active in the Community

by Winnie Hsiu November 15, 2010 10:50 AM
There is a show on television right now that is called “What Would You Do?” It stages different scenarios in public depicting an individual in need of help or being mistreated to see if the average passer by would be willing to get involved. [More]

CA Wildfire Survivors Seek Storage

by Holly Robinson September 16, 2010 5:16 PM
The Witch Creek Fire, one of the southern California wildfires that menaced the San Diego area in 2007, was extinguished three years ago, but fire survivors are still recovering from the loss of their homes. Shortly after the fires, a group of women founded a Witch Creek Fire support and recovery group, called Fired Up Sisters. Fired Up Sisters provides help to area residents who lost their homes to the wildfire. But now Fired Up Sisters needs help too -- it is moving to Ramona, but needs storage space to hold donations. [More]

Westy Self Storage Collecting Tools for Oil Cleanup on Gulf Coast

by Holly Robinson June 23, 2010 5:51 PM
Westy Self Storage, a self storage company with 16 locations throughout New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, announced today that it has started a drive to collect materials to be used to clean up birds and animals affected by the BP oil spill cleanup. Donations can be dropped off at any of Westy’s locations. For the oil cleanup project, Westy is collaborating with another organization, the New Jersey Warehousemen and Movers Association (NJWMA). Westy will store each donation temporarily and then consolidate all the donations at its Stamford, Connecticut location. Then the NJWMA will transport the donations south. [More]
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