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Westy Self Storage Provides Temporary Storage for Charity

by Kim Kilpatrick June 19, 2014 4:19 PM
When you think about the different types of charitable projects that self storage facilities participate in, you probably think of food drives during the holidays and drives for coats and shoes. You might think about collecting toys at Christmas time, donating books to libraries, supporting high school sports teams and choirs, and helping those who are victims of natural disasters. Westy Self Storage in Norwalk, Connecticut, is helping out with something that is a little unusual – collecting sheets. [More]

Westy Self Storage Supports Swim Across America

by Holly Robinson June 3, 2014 7:46 PM
Westy Self Storage is very community minded and supports many local charities. They have helped the Habitat for Humanity, been a drop-off location for winter coat drives, participated in recycling drives for bottles and cans, and collected toys for the Toys for Tots program. This month they are supporting the eighth annual Greenwich-Stamford Swim Across America (SAA) benefit. [More]

There are Milestones of All Kinds in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens February 21, 2014 12:44 AM
Milestones are important. They give people something to measure off of. They give people a target or goal to shoot for, and in many cases without one it can be real easy to become complacent and lazy. If you do that in a business—like the self storage industry—you risk doing the one thing that you don’t want to do. [More]

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]

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]

Westy Self Storage to Support Annual Block Party

by Kim Kilpatrick November 8, 2013 8:33 PM
Everyone loves a block party. When you think of them, you think of food, music, dancing, and games. Westy Self Storage of Fairfield, Connecticut, is helping out with a block party – but it isn’t your typical party. It is centered around LEGOS building blocks. [More]

Westy Self Storage Sponsors Recyling Drive

by Holly Robinson October 31, 2013 10:15 PM
Many adults feel like they are just one person and as only one person they can’t do much to make a difference in the world. It is amazing that some young school-aged children don’t have that attitude. Because they don’t, they have been effective in creating a successful recycling activity that has raised over $2,000 and donated the money to an organization that supports public schools.

And those children were only in the second grade. [More]

Self Storage Company Supports the Community in a Variety of Ways

by Kim Kilpatrick October 21, 2013 11:28 PM
Everyone—business or individual---likes to give back to the community. Some for tax purposes while others do it because they just want to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. The most common and easiest way is through a financial contribution. It requires no time or investment; just the means. [More]

Milestones are Meant to be Celebrated in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens June 27, 2013 11:15 PM
When you succeed at something it feels good. Depending on the gravity of the task you may even feel moved to celebrate. It doesn’t have to be anything big of course. Maybe it is just making it through another year, birthdays, anniversaries, or making it a milestone of some kind. While this is entirely true for people it is also true for the self storage industry. [More]

Westy Self Storage Supports Senior Gala

by Kim Kilpatrick March 21, 2013 4:43 PM
Graduation for seniors in high school is a big event. Many high schools provide the graduates with fun graduation activities after the graduation ceremonies area over. Westy Self Storage in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, is helping Ramsey High School with their upcoming senior gala by donating storage space for all of the gala materials. [More]
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