Simply Self Storage, which operates facilities in the United States and Puerto Rico, will donate $100,000 to local charities this year, according to a company press release. As part of a company-wide initiative, its employees work to achieve performance goals that earn company funds for charitable causes including hunger, education, animal abuse, homelessness and disaster relief. Staff members decide which charities will receive monetary donations and at which organizations they would like to volunteer. Simply Self Storage compensates employees for their volunteer time.
Simply Self Storage staff members recently delivered a $1,000 donation to SafeHouse of Seminole in Sanford, Fla. Founded in 1995, the nonprofit offers a number of programs for families affected by domestic violence including emergency shelter, court advocacy and education.
“It is our mission in 2014 to meet our financial goals as a company to create opportunities so people can live better,” said CEO Kurt O’Brien. “We consider it our responsibility to improve our company results so we can make a positive impact in the communities we serve. Whether it’s through the donations we provide to the people and organizations that need our help or through inspiring volunteer efforts of Simply Self Storage associates, we are passionate about achieving our goals so we can impact the lives of those around us. Everybody wins when performance is tied to philanthropy.”
Founded in 2003 by O'Brien, Simply Self Storage is headquartered in Orlando, Fla. The company owns or manages 120 facilities in 16 states.
Simply Self Storage staff members present a $1,000 check to SafeHouse
of Seminole. From left: Debra Howell, Florida district manager; Sharon
Hamilton, Winter Garden property manager; Tommy Bowers, Sanford
property manager; Jennifer Pinson and Estifani Rodriguez, SafeHouse
team members; and SafeHouse CEO Jeanne Gold.
(Herald photo courtesy of Tommy Vincent.)