The Self Storage Industry’s Heart Knows No Borders

Posted on Aug 31 2012 - 4:20pm by Holly Robinson

For many businesses being involved in their local community is considered a part of doing business. Many companies have the ability to reach out to a lot of people and can really make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate when they really set the business on a course to do just that. This is especially true when it comes to the self storage industry.

The fight against cancer is something that has touched the lives of many people. Millions of dollars have been spent on research and if there will ever be a cure or more effective treatments found there will likely be millions more. Throughout the month of August StorageMart, a self storage company with over 130 facilities in the U.S. and Canada, challenged the community to help them join in the fight.

During the month of August the company put out the challenge that for every ‘like’ and share of the Kure-It logo they would donate $1 to Kure-It, an organization that helps raise money for cancer research, specifically cancers that do not typically receive a lot of attention.

“Thank you for showing your support for our support of kidney cancer research,” said StorageMart spokesman Tron Jordheim, speaking to the StorageMart Facebook community. “We really admire Kure-It founder Barry Hoeven for his vision and efforts to help fund research for cancers that don’t get as much publicity. Thanks again to all of you for helping make this donation happen.”

Self storage companies throughout the U.S. are well-known for their charitable endeavors, but it isn’t just those within the United States that give back to the community. Recently a local Toronto-based self storage company, All-Canadian Self Storage, announced that it was partnering up with Toronto Recycling for a number of different events aimed towards raising funds for local charities.

“It’s all about bringing fun and liveliness to the community. We love to give back,” said a representative of the company.

Event are going to be held throughout September at different locations. At each Toronto Recycling will have something set up to collect discarded electronics; the extent of their donation to the cause will depend on the weight of what’s collected.

All Canadian Self Storage will be sponsoring the events which will include raffles, an end-of-summer BBQ, auctions, a vendor sale, and so much more. Proceeds will go to the Habitat for Humanity, Camp Bucko (a summer camp for burn victims, and Sick Children’s Hospital depending on the event.

The company has a long history of giving back to the community. In 2010 it raised over $25,000 at the Opera’ Costume Runway Sale Event. For the last seven years it has been a supporter of Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada providing the group with free storage. Military personnel serving in combat zones are able to receive a free self storage unit as well.

Sources Used:

“All Canadian Self Storage Collaborates, Hosts Events In Support Of Local Charities.” PRWeb; 31 August 2012.

“StorageMart’s Facebook Fans Raise Money For Kure It Cancer Research.” PRWeb; 30 August 2012.

The Self Storage Industry’s Heart Knows No Borders

About Holly Robinson

Holly Robinson (no, not Holly Robinson-Peete - the Autism advocate/actress/model/athlete's wife) works as a "staging expert" for a national real estate company, who has recently moved from a fast-paced metropolitan area to a slower-paced suburbia. In her spare time she keeps an online journal of the differences in these two worlds, and how she manages to keep a toe hold in each. Her topics often include "what you can live without" and "life's must-haves," - life simplification without sacrifice - which she has learned through her profession.
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