For more than a decade, the Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) has raised funds to support the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston, Texas. In 2011, in conjunction with several self-storage industry contributors, the TSSA donated $127,874 to the organization.
“We fully support the mission of Shriners Hospitals. Completely. One hundred percent of what we bring in goes straight to them,” said 2011 Charitable Fundraising Chair Doug Hunt, owner of Lancaster, Texas-based Access Self Storage.
Until 2011, the largest donation from TSSA was $50,000 in 2007. The TSSA’s annual charity poker tournament, live and silent auction, and a pledge to match any further donations up to $28,000 by Daughtry Properties and Professional Management Inc. brought the donation total to $124,247. Additional donations increased it to $127,874.
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 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. Of the 22 hospitals comprising the hospital network, the Galveston hospital is one of only four that specialize in pediatric burn treatment, for which they are world-renowned.
Established in 1986, the TSSA 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.