Westy Self Storage in Norwood, N.J., is helping a Boy Scout earn his Eagle Scout designation by donating one free month of storage and boxes for his service project. Brendan Leddy, a member of Norwood's Boy Scout Troop 120, is collecting books for the Worldwide Book Drive (WBD), which promotes global literacy and education through book recycling and donations. Leddy has collected more than 9,000 books, according to the source.
“Westy has helped me solve a major issue. I originally thought I could store the books in my parent's garage until we were ready to deliver them; however, I did not realize the overwhelming response I would get with my collections,” Leddy said. “I am thankful to Westy Self Storage for their generous donation.”
“It is with great pride that we help young adults achieve their goals,” said Tim Mincin, district director of the local self-storage facility. “It is important to share in their motivation and encourage their growth.”
Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. More than 2 million men have earned the ranking, which is held for life, since it was introduced in 1911.
Founded in 2005, WBD works with a number of organizations to distribute hundreds of thousands of books locally and internationally. To date, it has donated 3 million books.
Founded in 1990, Westy Self Storage is headquartered in Stamford, Conn. The company's portfolio of facilities spans the tri-state area of Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.