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Self Storage Company Makes Room for the Community

by John Stevens January 31, 2014 11:29 PM
There are a lot of things that people would like to do. Most people probably want to lose weight. It’s not uncommon for folks to wish they had more time to spend with family, go back to school, or volunteer. We want to do all these things, but sometimes it is just too hard to find the room in our busy schedules to do it all. [More]

San Diego Self Storage Donates Record Number of Toys

by Kim Kilpatrick January 27, 2014 5:30 PM
Yes, the holidays are over and it’s now just a warm fuzzy memory. Yes, the drives to collect winter clothing, toys, and food to help the less fortunate are finished. However, the numbers for some of those drives are finally in and tabulated. And those numbers are pretty amazing. [More]

It’s a Heartfelt Christmas for the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu December 10, 2013 11:12 PM
At this time of year it is natural to think of several things like specials, food, gifts, and family. It’s also quite common to think of that random person you passed by on the street. You don’t know that person. You don’t have a clue if they are better off or worse off than you. You just see another person and think “Merry Christmas.” [More]

Self Storage Facilities Looking to Collect and Disperse Some Holiday Cheer

by John Stevens December 7, 2013 12:44 AM
One of the common reasons why people rent self storage units is because they need to. Maybe they lost their job and have to move out of their place or perhaps they know someone in that kind of situation and need to clear up some space so they can help him. The self storage industry is known for helping people in that regard, but they also like to help them in other ways as well. [More]

San Diego Self Storage Really Getting into the Christmas Spirit

by Holly Robinson November 12, 2013 12:41 AM
Thanksgiving is only a couple of weeks away which of course means that another holiday—Christmas—is coming up as well. Lots of folks are already shopping, and if they haven’t they probably will on Black Friday. Plenty of kids have probably sent their letter to Santa as well. To make sure that he is able to fill each and every list members of the self storage industry are trying to help out. [More]

Arizona Self Storage Association Looking to Make it a Merry Christmas in the Desert

by John Stevens November 8, 2013 11:51 PM
Santa does have a pretty tall order on this plate every Christmas so it is good that there are plenty of people that want to help him out and insure that kids everywhere have a merry Christmas; people like the U.S. Marines and the Arizona Self Storage Association.
Back in 1947 the charity that would in time become the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program that we have today. The original program served one community in its first year and collected about 5000 toys. Fast forward more than six decades and the program now engages over 700 coordinators and 25,000 marines and volunteers to collect and pass out the millions of toys that are collected. [More]

Self Storage Company Hoping to See Toys, Toys, and More Toys

by Winnie Hsiu November 7, 2013 11:04 PM
As usual, there are many members of the self storage industry happy to get involved with local charities. Every holiday season millions of people like to do something to help those less fortunate. There is just something that makes people want to help others have a happy holiday. [More]

Self Storage Industry Already Getting in the Holiday Spirit

by Tony Gonzalez October 29, 2013 9:38 PM
The fall is a beautiful time of year. The leaves are turning, the temperatures cool off, there is a sporting event almost always on; some would say it doesn’t get any better than this. Then you add in the holidays where candy is everywhere (Halloween), you are expected to eat like a pig (Thanksgiving), and presents (Christmas)—seems like you’d want to take it slow and savor every moment, right? [More]

Old Barn Self-Storage Supports Local Community

by Tony Gonzalez June 26, 2013 4:30 PM
Old Barn Self-Storage sits atop a hill. In the valley below, 25,000 motorists drive by – many times getting a chuckle and something to brighten their day. The source of the chuckle is a huge sign that says “Happy.” Depending on the time of year or season the sign might say something like “Happy Cow” or Happy Graduates” or Happy Father’s Day.” [More]

Caring About Others Common Practice for Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens January 17, 2013 9:57 PM
People go into business with the intent and desire to make money. However, often times a business will find that it ends up doing so much more than just try to keep the ledger in the black. Many end up becoming an important member of the community, and find more than one way to give back and make it a better place to live. [More]
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