Self storage companies essentially make the lives of their people better by providing them with something that they are in dire need of, space. Their current arrangements are either too expensive (and they need to downsize) or not big enough. The discrepancy is enough of a problem that they are compelled to act (rent a self storage unit) in order to free up space.
It’s amazing what a little open space at home can do for a person’s daily stress level. Not having to trip over clutter or always feel like you have to clean up can mean a lot for people; less clutter, less mess, less stress, better life.
However, there are many people who need a lot more than just space in order for their lives to become better. LifeStorage, a self storage facility in Matteson, IL, that is part of a chain based around the Chicagoland area, understands this and strives to do whatever it can to help those within the community that are less fortunate.
“Our mission as a company hasn't changed since I began working at LifeStorage Matteson. Our sister facilities are all working towards the same goals, to help our communities in any way they can. We know that it's tough and that people are still struggling…” said Allison Thompson, the manager of the facility in Matteson.
The facility in Matteson, much like the other facilities under the LifeStorage umbrella, is constantly involved in charitable activities. On June 2nd they will host their Second Annual Yard Sale as a means of trying to raise funds for The Pantry of Rich Township, a food pantry serving those in need in the immediate area.
LifeStorage is in the process of collecting donations for the yard sale from tenants and the community. Anything in good condition will be accepted from tools and kitchen equipment to clothes and toys.
“As this is just the beginning of the collection process, there's plenty of time to contribute to our Yard Sale. As we get closer to the event date, we'll have a better idea of where we stand and how much we think we'll be able to raise, but typically, the goal is always the same: as much as we can!” said Thompson.
Helping The Pantry has been an ongoing effort by the LifeStorage facility in Matteson for some time. At the Yard Sale last year $600 was raised. A car wash raised $200; Wonder Bread donated $800 in bread and pastries; and over $1000 in food donations have been collected at the facility among other things.
“LifeStorage, Self Storage Matteson is Accepting Donations for Approaching Yard Sale.” Virtual-Strategy Magazine; 16 April 2012.
“Chicagoland Self Storage Facility Going the Extra Mile for the Community.” Self Storage Industry News; 22 June 2011.