Burlington, Ontario – February 5th, 2014 – StorageMart’s Burlington self storage facility recently hosted a used book sale benefiting the United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton. Held over the course of two days, the sale generated $437.50 in donations for the local United Way chapter.
Inventory for the sale came via donations from the public. StorageMart facility manager Alice Hayashida and her staff collected the donations of books, CDs and record albums in the weeks leading up to the sale and handled the two days of sales themselves.
This effort to benefit the United Way was part of a larger, ongoing StorageMart program to be actively involved in the communities in which it operates. The StorageMart Gives program incorporates both local efforts like this book sale as well as company-wide partnerships with organizations like the American Red Cross and Charity Storage.
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, StorageMart owns and operates more than 125 full-service self storage facilities throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to renting out self storage units, StorageMart properties also offer for purchase a wide variety of high quality packing and moving supplies, making each StorageMart a one-stop shopping spot for all moving, packing and storage needs.
Store it Forward is the charitable arm of the company, striving to identify non-profit organizations to work with as partners in each market StorageMart calls home. With the help of Charity Storage, an industry wide giving program, StorageMart assists in the mission of the American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, local animal shelters, women’s shelters, food banks and child foster care and adoption programs.
About the United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton
Every day, the United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton has a profound impact on their community by ensuring an essential network of programs and services work together to achieve lasting, positive change. No other organization has the same depth, reach and history of making such a profound difference in the lives of others.