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Go Mini's Support Inmates Repairing Toys

by John Stevens December 5, 2011 11:37 AM
It's amazing to learn about all of the ways that owners and managers of self storage facilities support charitable initiatives within their community. Go Mini's in Bismarck, ND, is participating in the Christmas Playpen project. This is a work initiative project that allows minimum security inmates from the Missouri River Correctional Center to refurbish toys to be given to needy families. [More]

Self Storage Company Inspires Someone to Pay it Forward

by Kim Kilpatrick November 28, 2011 7:59 PM
For those that experience the joy of giving each holiday season there is only one feeling that can be greater than knowing that you helped feed a needy family, keep them warn when it is cold outside, or put a smile on a child’s face on Christmas morning—knowing that they helped install the spirit of giving in another person. Recently, a self storage company in the UK got to experience that feeling. [More]

A Christmas Wish List for the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick November 25, 2011 1:15 PM
Thanksgiving gives all of us time to pause and think about the many things in life that we have to be grateful for, whether it’s health, family, a roof overhead, or the latest and greatest toys and gadgets, everyone has something or someone that they are thankful for. However, now that Turkey Day 2011 is in the books, it is time to move on to the business at hand— Christmas. [More]

North Carolina Self Storage Facility appeals to the Stomach and the Heart

by Winnie Hsiu November 19, 2010 4:35 PM
Once Halloween comes and goes people’s minds turn to the holiday season. It’s time to eat lots of turkey, shop till you drop (and then shop some more), and enjoy the warm feelings that tends to come with each day during this time of year. Peace on earth and good will towards all men becomes more of a reality and less of an old saying. [More]

Santa Rents Self-Storage Unit to Store Extra Toys Until Christmas Eve

by John Stevens December 21, 2009 11:45 AM
According to the owners of Forbes Storage in North Pole, Alaska, Santa rented a self-storage unit at their facility on December 10 to store extra toys until Christmas Eve. Forbes owners Buzz Otis and Renee Webb Otis say that a man going by the name of Kris Kringle appeared at their facility after hours and used their Insomniac kiosk to rent a self-storage unit. They have posted a copy of Kringle's rental agreement, which is signed "Santa Claus," online. The rental agreement includes an off-season address in Anaheim, California, along with home, work, and cell phone numbers for Santa, in case self storage operators need to reach Santa after the holiday season.

"You can imagine our excitement when we reviewed our INSOMNIAC reports and saw Santa had rented a unit using our kiosk," Buzz commented. "It feels good to know we were able to help him when he needed it most." [More]