Self Storage Companies are Filling Stockings and Stomachs!

17th December 2015

Christmas can prove difficult for those unable to afford things that typically go with the holidays like a good meal on Christmas Day and toys for children. In answer to such needs, some self-storage companies like The Space Place in the UK and Desert Storage in the United States are lending a helping hand.

The Space Place is working with the local Telford Food Bank, to ensure those in need have a proper Christmas dinner via a project aptly named Season’s Eatings. The company has donated 50 boxes to the food bank in which they will store donated food.

Ian Freeman, manager of The Space Place, told the that this is the first year they have worked with the food bank.

This is the first time we have teamed up with the food bank, which we are only too happy to do, because they do a fantastic job especially at this time of year which can be very difficult for people who are struggling,” Freeman said. "Giving them some of our storage boxes for them to provide food parcels at Christmas was the least we could do.”

Young volunteers working with the National Citizen Service will fill the donated boxes with food for the Season’s Eatings project.

The Space Place also continued its tradition of donating supplies to the Telford Rotary Club for their charity gift wrapping service as well.

Across the Atlantic, facilities in the United States—like Desert Storage in the Phoenix and Las Vegas metro areas—are involved with the Toys for Tots campaign.

This year will mark the sixth consecutive year Desert Storage has worked with Toys for Tots. To encourage people to donate, the company is offering to waive the administration fee for new customers and give existing customers a $15 credit when they bring in a new, unwrapped toy.

Teaming up with your favourite charity is an excellent way to raise the profile of your business and to help the local community at the same time. Working with charities benefits both parties, helping the chosen charity achieve it's goals whilst raising both awareness and revenues for the self storage business due to increased publicity.