Chicago, Illinois – May 22, 2013 – StorageMart, a full-service storage company with more than 130 locations across the United States and Canada and the leading provider of self storage space in the Chicagoland area, is pleased to announce the results of its recent fundraising drive for Open Books, a non-profit bookstore located in Chicago.
StorageMart raised finds via a giveaway of two tickets to see the Chicago White Sox host the Chicago Cubs at U.S. Cellular Field on Monday, May 27, 2013. Entries for the giveaway were made via the official StorageMart Facebook page (www.facebook.com/StorageMart) and blog (www.storage-mart.com/blog) by answering a simple question. “Which team has the best fans, the White Sox or the Cubs?”
After 464 total entries, the Chicago Cubs and their fan base came out on top by a narrow 51-49 percent margin. The lucky winner randomly chosen was Ross Wasserstrom of Oak Park, Illinois.
Perhaps more importantly, StorageMart had pledged to donate $1 to Open Books per vote, resulting in a $464 check for the non-profit organization.
This fundraiser was the latest project in StorageMart’s philanthropic efforts. The company also supports food banks, public schools, theater groups, animal welfare organizations and various other non-profit organizations through those markets where StorageMart has a physical presence.
StorageMart owns and operates over 130 self storage properties in Canada and the United States. The company also sells moving and packing supplies from each storage location. StorageMart Gives is the charitable arm of the company, striving to identify partner charities and organizations in each of the company’s markets. StorageMart is also the founder of the StorageMart ScholarSmarts scholarship, which awards $10,000 to students each year. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.storage-mart.com.
About Open Books
Open Books is an award-winning, non-profit social venture that operates a bookstore, provides community programs and mobilizes passionate volunteers to promote literacy in Chicago and beyond. Open Books offers signature literacy programs for students of all ages across Chicago. Open Books’ award-winning social enterprise model combines book donations, a retail bookstore, e-commerce and volunteers to help support their literacy programs. For more information, visit the organization’s website at www.open-books.org.