Stor-Age, a self-storage operator with more than 20 facilities in South Africa, collected 100 square meters of donated items through its 2012 Create Happiness Drive, a collaborative event with Round Table Southern Africa, a non-political, non-denominational association that organizes fundraisers and community activities. The 2012 drive received twice as many donated goods as that of the previous year.
The annual campaign encourages people to donate personal and household items, including clothes, toys, books and linens, at their nearest Stor-Age location. Round Table then sources appropriate charities and distributes the goods.
Among the beneficiaries this year is Sister Betty Glover, an 83-year-old ordained minister who runs a soup kitchen and chapel from her home in Noordgesig, Soweto. This is the third year Stor-Age and Round Table have worked with Glover, delivering food for her kitchen, furniture for the chapel, and clothing and educational toys for the children who attend her Sunday school.
“We are incredibly proud of the overwhelming support that the public has given this campaign. We are thrilled to be able to help people like Sister Betty Glover who are making such important contributions to their communities.” said Chris Oosthuizen, national marketing manager for Stor-Age. “The drive has gone from strength to strength, and we thank all those who have made donations.”
Stor-Age operates more than 20 self-storage facilities throughout South Africa, with a corporate office in Cape Town.