A Centennial, Colorado self storage company has decided to celebrate its grand opening next month by donating a percentage of its rents, along with an additional $1,500, to a nonprofit organization that helps families of children who have been hospitalized.
The self storage company, Cutting Edge Self Storage, has been working to find ways to support its new community and to blend in. One part of its effort to blend in has been designing the building so that it fits into its neighborhood architecturally.
“We’re very sensitive to the fact that we’re coming into this great community with a new building that residents drive by every day,” commented Cutting Edge’s Vice President, James Ross, in a statement released yesterday. “Rather than make it something that sticks out like a sore thumb, we wanted to create something that residents would be proud to drive by with friends from out of town.”
More importantly, though, the facility’s owners and operators wanted to find an organization to support that would give something back to the community. They settled on For the Love of Grace, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing help to families going through financial and emotional problems as the result of having a child in the hospital for an extended period of time. For the Love of Grace helps to pay for medical treatment for hospitalized children from needy families (and families who may not have been needy previously, but who became needy as the result of having a seriously ill child to care for). The organization also helps to pay for rent and for phone, heat, and electricity bills. It also has funds available for medical equipment costs and for the costs of travel related to hospital care.
For the first week that Cutting Edge is open, it will donate 20 percent of each new tenant’s first rent to For the Love of Grace. In addition, owners have placed a $1,500 check made out to For the Love of Grace in an undisclosed unit. The first tenant to rent that unit will have the $1,500 donation made to the organization in his or her name.
The new facility will be Cutting Edge’s first facility in Centennial. However, it also has 14 other facilities located in five states.