Westy Self Storage of Stamford, Conn., will participate in the eighth annual Operation Santa donation drive for Benjamin Franklin School in the Bronx, N.Y., and will host a kickoff reception for the event in the storage facility’s grand lobby on Nov. 22. Not only will Westy serve as a drop-off location for donated winter coats and toys for distribution to underprivileged children, the self-storage operator will store the donations for free and provide final delivery to the school.
Founded by Kaisa Newhams, the Operation Santa drive will run from Nov. 22 through Dec. 15. Children’s “Dear Santa” letters and wish lists will be showcased and distributed at the kickoff reception, which begins at 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged to fulfill as many lists as they like.
Westy is open for donations seven days a week. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
“We are very excited to once again participate in Operation Santa,” said Tim Mincin, district director of the Westy Stamford location. “Last year’s effort was very successful and we look forward to again spreading joy to the children.”
Founded in 1990, Westy has six self-storage facilities in Connecticut, three in New Jersey and seven in New York. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn.