Westy Self Storage, a self-storage company based in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York, announced today that its 16 self-storage sites supported 91 non-profit community organizations in 2009. In most cases, Westy donated storage space to be used for the collection of donations.
Most recently, the Chatham, NJ Westy Self Storage facility began collecting books, as it does every spring, for the annual book sale of the College Club, the Summit, New Jersey branch of the American Association of University Women. This year’s sale will be held at the American Legion Hall in New Providence, from April 22-25, and will raise money to pay for college scholarships for area girls. Westy’s Stamford, CT facility also began a donation drive this January, to benefit victims of the Haitian earthquake.
Other in-kind charitable contributions made by Westy in 2009 included:
- collecting donations for families of a fire that destroyed 13 homes in Danbury, Connecticut
- collecting women’s professional clothing for Dress for Success, an organization that provides clothes for women to use while interviewing for and beginning a new job
- collecting cash, furniture and food for the Stone Soup Food Drive organized by Christian Community Action in Norwalk, Connecticut
- collecting food for the Connecticut Food Bank
- collecting pet supplies for the Connecticut Humane Society
- donating wish list items for wounded and injured troops in military hospitals for Operation Gift Cards
- collecting holiday gifts for Kids in Crisis, which provides free help to Fairfield County, Connecticut children and families experiencing any kind of crisis
- distributing the wish lists of underprivileged children for Operation Santa, in New York City’s Bronx neighborhood, and collecting and delivering the donations