Manhattan Mini Storage in New York is teaming up with a local charity to collect school supplies for homeless city kids.
The Coalition for the Homeless’ 4th Annual Project: Back to School runs Aug. 22 through Sept. 16. Manhattan Mini Storage’s 17 locations will have donations boxes for pens, pencils, crayons, glue sticks, markers, calculators, rulers, back packs, and other school supplies.
“Right now, there are 16,000 homeless boys and girls in our city, and we want to do whatever we can to help them to prepare for the upcoming school year," said Stacy Stuart, vice president of marketing for Manhattan Mini Storage. “Once New Yorker’s know about Project: Back to School, we know they’ll want to help, too.”
Each year, more than 113,000 different homeless New Yorkers, including nearly 43,000 children, sleep in the municipal shelter system. The number of homeless families has nearly doubled over the past decade. Coalition for the Homeless provides a number of programs including youth services, housing and job training.
Manhattan Mini Storage is part of the Edison Properties family of businesses. The family-owned and operated portfolio includes 17 self-storage facilities throughout New York City.