The Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) raised $20,802 for the Shriners Childrens Hospital in Galveston, Texas, in 2010. The association, which has supported the hospital through fundraising for 10 years running, has raised $249,600 for the cause in the past decade.
The funds are generated through events held in conjunction with the TSSA annual convention, held each October. Activities include live and silent auctions and a charity poker tournament. In recent years, TSSA member facilities have also raised funds through their Make a Difference campaign in which self-storage customers donate in $1 increments. Participating facilities in 2010 were:
- Allen Mini Storage, Port Arthur
- Amazing Spaces, Houston, Spring & The Woodlands
- Brenham Self Storage, Brenham
- Diamond Self Storage, Pearland
- Longhorn Road Storage, Saginaw
- Storage Choice, Dallas
- Storageland, Arlington
- White Rock Self Storage, Dallas
Donor relations representative Jim Smith accepted the most recent donation from TSSA Executive Director Ginny Sutton at the associations offices in Round Rock.
The Fundraising Committee is already making plans for the next campaign, which will culminate at the TSSA annual convention in Austin, Oct. 16-18, where the association will also celebrate its 25th anniversary.
The TSSA, established in 1986, is a non-profit trade association dedicated to enhancing the quality of the self-storage industry in Texas. It provides opportunities for members to increase their industry knowledge through education, research, discussion and the exchange of information.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a healthcare system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients ability to pay.