Self Storage Business Supports Habitat for Humanity

Posted on Apr 16 2012 - 6:36pm by Holly Robinson

There are several things that self storage businesses across the United States have in common. They want to provide safe, secure storage space for their customers. They want to make it easy for their customers to have access to their stored items. They want to provide excellent customer service. And, they are concerned about supporting charitable activities.

Just Store It in Kingsport, Tennessee, is a great example for these shared characteristics – especially supporting good causes.

They are hosting a community yard sale on April 28, 2012 for the Holston Habitat for Humanity. They have two purposes for holding the yard sale: to raise awareness of the Habitat for Humanity program and to provide funding. The Holston Habitat for Humanaity is getting ready to build their 200th home which will be for a single mother and her two children.

Just Store It has room for 100 booths in their parking lot. Tenants were allowed to pre-reserve spaces for the yard sale. Registration is now open to the general public.

Registration fee for a 10’ X 10’ booth is $25. This includes the use of an 8-foot table. If people feel that they need more space, they can reserve two spaces and two tables for only $40. All registration fees are non-refundable and will be donated to the Habitat. Just Store It hopes to raise at least $2,000 to donate to the Habitat.

After the yard sale is over, if people have items that did not sell and if they do not want them any more, Just Store It employees will collect them and deliver those items to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. (The ReStore sells donated items and uses monies from the store to help fund building Habitat houses.)

People who have booths can start setting up at 6:00 a.m. on the day of the yard sale (April 28). The yard sale will run from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Booths must be manned at all times. Participants will keep all of the money they make from items that they sell in their booth.

There will not be any food vendors at the yard sale.

Just Store It will advertise and promote the yard sale, set up the tables for the booths, and take down the tables after it is over.  People wanting to register for a booth can contact Jennifer Taylor at (423) 817-2533 or by e-mail at taylor8246 at

Because of its prime location, Just Store It anticipates a good turnout to the community yard sale.

Sources Used:

“Sale to benefit Holston Habitat for Humanity.” Times News; 13 April 2012.

“Habitat readies to build 200th home.” Times News; 9 April 2012.

Holston Habitat for Humanity.

Just Store It.