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StorageMart in Missouri Participates in Shoe Drive

by Winnie Hsiu April 30, 2013 6:12 PM
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Owners and managers of self storage facilities are very charity minded. They do all that they can to support their communities and charitable organizations. StorageMart in Missouri is a perfect example of such benevolent work. [More]

West Creek Self Storage Holds Shoe Drive

by Winnie Hsiu October 5, 2012 7:24 AM
Shoes. Here in the United States, many of us have a closet full of them. We take them for granted. We don’t give them a second thought. We have access to them, we have money for them, we don’t consider them a luxury. Not so for others around the world. [More]

Self Storage Companies Plant Trees for Customers

by Kim Kilpatrick August 6, 2010 10:26 AM
Two self storage companies are planting trees in an attempt to cause reforestation of areas of the world that are suffering from deforestation, such as Haiti, the Amazon basin, and tropical rain forests around the world. Watson & Taylor Self Storage, of Addison, Texas, announced this week that it will work with Trees for the Future to plant ten trees for every new self storage customer to rent a unit at their facility in the month of August. Likewise, iStoreGreen of Brooklyn, New York, plants a tree for every tenant through the Nature Conservancy. [More]

Inspired by World Cup, Self Storage Companies Support Youth Soccer

by Holly Robinson June 18, 2010 8:10 PM
Inspired by the World Cup, some self storage companies are making a special effort to support youth soccer teams. Some companies have offered monetary donations or donated self storage space to children’s teams, while others have collected donations to be sent overseas. [More]

Teen Collects Shoes for Needy and Stores Them at NJ Self Storage Facility

by Winnie Hsiu June 4, 2010 5:16 AM
Challenged by his school to come up with a community service project, New Jersey teenager Brian Honick of St. Augustine College Preparatory School thought of shoes. He decided to try to collect a thousand pairs. Cynthia Vogt, the manager of Premier Self Storage of Egg Harbor Township, offered a unit for shoe storage. And Shoes 2 Share International, a nonprofit organization specializing in distributing shoes to the needy, offered to take the shoes, clean them, and distribute them to Haitian adults and children through Operation THERE (The Haitian Earthquake Relief Effort). [More]

Westy Self Storage Announces Results of Haiti Donation Drive

by Kim Kilpatrick April 2, 2010 1:06 PM
In January, Westy Self Storage began a donation drive, in conjunction with Share International, to help victims of the Haitian earthquake. The earthquake killed more than 50,000 Haitians and left more than a million people homeless and destitute. Hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors settled in camps outside Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince, in the days after the earthquake. Westy collected donations from 16 self storage facilities in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and moved all the donations to its Wilton, Connecticut location.

Since the beginning of March, volunteers have been sorting through Westy’s donations. Donors had sent clothing, linens, towels, personal hygiene products, and other items. Volunteers packed the donations into boxes, and labeled them to ease the process of going through customs. Then the boxes were loaded into a container and shipped to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In all, 1200 boxes of donations were sent. [More]

Self Storage Companies Support Haitian Relief Efforts

by John Stevens January 26, 2010 11:13 AM
Whenever donations need to be collected to aid disaster victims or to provide to a good cause, self storage companies seem to be among the first to help out. This has proven to be equally true with regard to the Haitian relief effort. Self storage companies have jumped to the front of the relief effort with generous offers of space to hold donations. [More]