Halloween is just days away. It’s a time where kids get to dress up as their favorite cartoon characters and heroes, and Mom and Dad can take a break from the working world and have a little fun dressing up as someone else. Of course, the most important aspect of Halloween goes without saying—free candy.
Sadly, there are some people that have taken advantage of the holiday to do bad things. While door-to-door trick or treating is still done in many parts of the country a lot of communities have organized events for kids to trick or treat rather than have them approach strange houses where they may get a trick rather than a treat.
A Chicago-area self storage facility is getting involved in just such an event. The Elgin Life Storage facility will be participating in the Elgin Area Trunk-or-Treat. The event is an opportunity for kids to enjoy the trick-or-treat experience in a safe, controlled environment. Rather than go house to house kids can trunk to trunk instead.
The event is hosted by the Church of the Word, whom LifeStorage shares a plaza with. When the church invited Life Storage to participate they were more than happy to say yes.
“Anytime you can reach out to the community, kids, or the elderly, it’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with others and help out…,” said Susan Powers, manager of the LifeStorage in Elgin.
Kids will also be able to enjoy inflatable decorations, have the chance to get their faces painted, and everyone will be able to enjoy free food. The band Candlelit Relief will provide the entertainment for the event which will be held on October 29.
By participating in community oriented activities, LifeStorage is able to present their facility to the public in a positive light.
“…Everybody needs storage from time to time and we are the perfect company to do just that. The more we are able to be a part of events like this, it just reminds everyone that we do care about our community, that we’re a business that takes an active role in participating and giving back… and we can have some fun while doing it,” Powers said.
Community involvement is something that is not new to the LifeStorage facilities. The Matteson facility has been working all year long to help raise money for a local Salvation Army Unit extension called The Pantry. Recently, they started a clothing and toy drive that will run till December 15.
“LifeStorage, Self Storage Elgin Helping Make Halloween Fun and Safe.” PRWeb; 27 October 2011.
“Life Storage, Self Storage Company Holding Charity Clothing and Toy Drive.” PRWeb; 26 October 2011.