Amazing Spaces Storage Centers, a self-storage operator with four facilities in Texas, recently donated $1,748 to the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston. The company began collecting funds in September for the annual Make a Difference Donation Campaign, which was launched by the Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) in 2001. Amazing Spaces joined the effort in 2004.
The campaign encourages customers, associates, friends and families to donate money to the cause. Amazing Spaces received $874 in donations and then matched the amount to gift $1,748 to the campaign.
“Every year during the fundraiser, we ask our customers to donate just $1. By the end of the fundraiser, it’s amazing to see that when we all work together by contributing a little, we raise a lot for the kids at the hospital,” said Missy Colgin, property manager at the company’s facility in Medical Center, Texas.
The 2013 Make a Difference campaign ended during TSSA’s annual convention in October. A charity poker tournament, live auction and silent auction during the tradeshow also raised funds for Shriners. In total, the TSSA raised more than $90,000 this year.
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.
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.
Open since 1998, Amazing Spaces has locations in Houston, Spring, the Medical Center, and The Woodlands. In addition to traditional self-storage units, the facilities offer RV- and boat-storage, wine storage and more.