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Hawaii Self Storage Gives Elementary Students Books


As part of its ongoing community outreach programs, Hawaii Self Storage (HSS) Thursday gave 160 first graders at Kapolei Elementary School in Hawaii a new copy of the book Oink? by Margie Palatini.

HSS began its Lockers for Literacy program in 2007 to promote literacy to elementary children. With every new locker rental, HSS donates $2 from its profit to this fund. HSS hopes to purchase more than $15,000 worth of books this year for 15 elementary schools.

“As a locally owned company, we have made it our mission to give back to the community," said Shaun Salvador, vice president. "Since we started the program, Lockers for Literacy has donated 2,650 new books to 13 elementary schools, in an effort to promote literacy. Thus far, we have given 700 new books to seven elementary schools this year. We hope the first graders of Kapolei Elementary get as much out of reading this book, which is theirs to keep, as Hawaii Self Storage does from donating it."

In addition to the Lockers for Literacy program, HSS also offers 12 scholarships to high school students, and owner Mike Wood donated $9.2 million of his own money to create Ho'omalu O Na Kamali'I, a safe haven for children on the Leeward side of Oahu.

HSS also offers a Transition Assistance Program and participates in numerous community-outreach efforts. The company invests $150,000 annually into its Community Pride programs, and has received numerous accolades, including being named a 2009 winner of the Inside Self-Storage Humanitarian Service Award.

Hawaii Self Storage is locally owned by MW Group Ltd., a Hawaii property developer and manager, with more than 15 properties on Oahu and Maui.

Source:  Honolulu Advertiser,  Hawaii Self Storage Delivers New Books to Kapolei School

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