San Diego Self Storage (SDSS) and charity partner Rubio's Mexican restaurant collected a record 16,463 toys and $1,126 in cash donations during the company’s 15th annual drive to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots. The drive exceeded the 2012 and 2011 donations, which were 16,232 and 10,726 toys respectively.
Donations were accepted at all 18 SDSS facilities from Oct. 24 to Dec. 19. Coupons for a free taco at any Rubio's San Diego location were given to the first 50 donors who dropped off a toy at each storage site. In addition, SDSS held a drawing at each facility for a $100 credit toward a self-storage rental for a new or existing tenant. Rubio's also donated a family four-pack of complimentary meal cards.
“We were fortunate to have Rubio’s as a SDSS Toys for Tots campaign partner this year, and we’re very grateful for its support, which contributed to the success of our results,” said SDSS Managing Partner J. Terry Aston. “Their participation enhanced the collection effort. We found a mutual partner in our toy drive to supplement the efforts of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. SDSS is dedicated to helping military families and found Rubio’s to be equally excited to help us in supporting military personnel who have served our country.”
The 2012 Toys for Tots campaign delivered 136,976 toys to children in the San Diego county area. In operation for about 64 years, the program distributes new toys to children all over the country during the holidays.
Founded in 1972, SSDS has a network of 18 self-storage facilities in San Diego County and additional facilities in Los Angeles and Orange counties. The company is locally owned and operated.
Members of the U.S. Marine Corps with Sandra Flores (center), advertising manager for San Diego Self Storage.