No Child Left Behind in the Self Storage Industry

Posted on Jan 25 2013 - 9:31pm by John Stevens

During his presidency George W. Bush passed a well-intentioned piece of legislation with the purpose of trying to make sure that children in the United States received the education they need to be a success when they get older. While the government may shoot for all children, others—like various members of the self storage industry– try to do what they can for those in their community.

It is common to see many members of the self storage industry to give back to those in the community. With so many worthy causes it can be hard to figure out who to help, but there is one thing that most people are more than happy to lend a helping hand to—kid, especially when it comes to education.

A-1 Self Storage in California has a long history of community activism, and recently made another donation to a program to help underprivileged kids receive the type of education that can prepare them for college (should they choose to go). Thanks to their donation two students will be able to attend San Miguel Cristo Rey High School as part of their internship program.

“San Miguel High School is responding to a need and producing positive results.” said Brian Caster, President and CEO of A-1 Self Storage. “We at A-1 Self Storage are excited to support them in their efforts.” 

Some efforts are a little broader in nature, aimed at helping as many kids as possible rather than just a couple. For example, when the Atlantic Christian School of Egg Harbor Township in New Jersey needed to expand it was the owner of Clayton’s Self Storage, Richard Clayton, who came to their aid by donating the full cost of expansion–$250,000.

“I share the same beliefs the school does, and they just do a fabulous job there,” Clayton said. “It’s just a great school … and a worthwhile charity.”

Many companies make regular donation throughout the year to school in their local area due to programs that are long established at the self storage facility. Take Hawaii Self Storage for example. The facility has what they call the Lockers for Literacy Program. The purpose of the project is to help provide local first grade students with books to read. Every time a new unit is rented the company donates $2 to help fund the program.

Sources Used:

“A-1 Self Storage Proudly Supports San Miguel Cristo Rey High School Corporate Internship Program!” PRLog; 25 January 2013.

“Egg Harbor Township approves expansion of Atlantic Christian School.” Press of Atlantic City; 19 March 2012.

Lockers for Literacy; Hawaii Self Storage.