California operator A-1 Self Storage released the final results of its 2011 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots annual holiday toy drive. More than 2,200 new and unused toys were collected from A-1 customers and the general public at the company's 40 facilities. The toys were distributed during the holiday season to underprivileged children in each of these areas.
“A-1 Self Storage is proud to make a difference in our local communities by participating in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program each year," said Brian Caster, President and CEO of Caster Cos., the parent organization of A-1 Self Storage. "We are in awe of the overwhelming support from everyone this past holiday season, especially during these tough economic times."
The Toys for Tots program was founded in 1947 by Maj. Bill Hendricks. Its mission is to collect new and unwrapped toys during the holiday season and distribute them as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which each campaign is conducted.
A-1 Self Storage has 17 locations in the San Diego County area and more than 40 locations statewide. It is the self-storage division of the Caster Cos., a third-generation, family-owned company headquartered in Southern California since 1959. Caster Cos. develops and manages A-1 Self Storage, A-1 Car Storage and other commercial properties in California. Its portfolio includes more than 4 million square feet of real estate.