Simply Self Storage, which operates facilities in the United States and Puerto Rico, recently donated $1,000 to Sharing and Caring Hands, a Minneapolis nonprofit organization that provides programs and shelter for those in need. Thirteen staff members from the operator’s properties in Kansas, Minnesota and Missouri recently presented a check to the charity’s founder, Mary Jo Copeland.
“I was impressed with the positive energy of Mary Jo Copeland. It's one thing to read about a charitable organization, but seeing the facility and meeting the volunteers at Sharing and Caring Hands made me reflect on myself and focus on being a good person. It was a great experience being able to visit Caring and Sharing Hands,” said Greg Young, manager of the Simply Self Storage facility in Vadnais Heights, Minn.
Founded in 1985, Sharing and Caring Hands serves 20,000 meals each month to community members. The organization provides food, clothing and transportation assistance. It also operates a dental and medical clinic, a children’s center, and Mary’s Place, which offers transitional apartments for homeless families with children.
Simply Self Storage recently announced its plans to donate $100,000 to local charities this year. Earlier this month, staff members delivered a $1,000 donation to SafeHouse of Seminole in Sanford, Fla.
Founded in 2003, Simply Self Storage is headquartered in Orlando, Fla. The company owns or manages 120 facilities in 16 states.
Simply Self Storage employees present Mary Jo Copeland (center), founder
of the charity Sharing and Caring Hands, a check for $1,000.