California self-storage operator A-1 Self Storage recently donated money to Saint Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC), a non-denominational, vocational day program in El Cajon, Calif., that serves more than 400 adults with developmental disabilities.
SMSC began in 1966 by serving preschoolers with disabilities and changed its focus to adults in 1972. Its mission is to “help its students work through the daily challenges of finding fulfillment and happiness; and battle obstacles such as prejudice, discrimination, and society's misconceptions.” The center also strives to educate the public about the realities of developmental disabilities.
“Saint Madeleine Sophie’s was a place my siblings and I served at every summer while growing up.” said Brian Caster, president of A-1 Self Storage. “The kids we cared for were intelligent, witty and memorable! They made a lasting impact on our lives. We are proud supporters of SMSC.”
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.