Access Self Storage, of Red Oak, Texas, announced this week that it is donating $405 to the Red Oak Independent School District Education Foundation. Access raised the money during its grand opening. The company donated a sum of money on behalf of each person who attended its grand opening. The opening was promoted as a fundraiser for the education foundation, and was advertised on KBEC radio, which tried to encourage a large turnout.
The Red Oak Independent School District Education Foundation is committed to providing enrichment opportunities for students in Red Oak public schools. It provides funds to be used by teachers to find opportunities to do more to stimulate their students’ learning process. According to its website, the foundation “has been dedicated to making the extraordinary an everyday experience for the students of Red Oak ISD.” In 2009, the Red Oak ISD Education Foundation awarded more than $39,000 in grants to Red Oak teachers for programs such as Leap Into Learning, Check Mate, Get On the Ball While Having a Ball, Virtual Carnegie Hall in Red Oak, Red Oak Junior High Math Goes Interactive, Dynamic Drummers, and Functionally Speaking. The foundation also provided pedometers and speed stacks to an elementary school gym teacher, to make it possible for students to participate in Walking Across the USA (a virtual tour of the USA in which students convert their steps into miles), and steel drums so that Shields Elementary music teacher Diane Magier could set up a steel band program.
Doug Hunt, the owner of Access Self Storage, presented the check for $405 to Red Oak Education Foundation president Tom Roger. Hunt remarked that he was very pleased with the turnout for Access’ opening.
Access Self Storage has a history of donating space or money to local community organizations. Last May, Access provided space for a garage sale held by the students of the First Baptist Church of Dallas Chapel Choir & Orchestra. Access’ storage unit was used to hold items for the garage sale, and its trucks were used to carry the goods to the sale, which raised $56,000 for a student trip to Chicago. The same month, Access donated a storage unit to hold donations for Betty Gipson, a Dallas resident who lost her home in a fire.
In addition to its new Red Oak facility, Access also has facilities in Dallas, Garland, and Lancaster. The Red Oak facility is the fifth Access Self Storage facility in the Dallas area. The new facility not only offers storage space, rental trucks, and parcel shipping, but also has a conference room that can be used by local businesses to hold meetings.