Self-storage operator StorageMart is partnering with Skate to Great, a Canadian-based nonprofit that collects donated new and gently used ice skates and distributes them to deserving children and at-risk youth across North America. Every StorageMart facility in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan will serve as an official Skate to Great donation center.
In addition, the self-storage company will host a summer-long donation drive with a goal of collecting at least 1,000 pair of donated skates. The donation drive kicks off June 1 with parties at two StorageMart locations in Toronto: 120 Wicksteed Ave. and 875 Don Mills Road. The event, dubbed Skate Collection Day, runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include food and ice-cream trucks as well as a variety of activities.
Headquartered in Columbia, Mo., StorageMart operates more than 130 locations across the United States and Canada.