California self-storage provider A-1 Self Storage is supporting several charities with monetary contributions, including Catholic Relief Services, Pacific Legal Foundation, Through Kyles Eyes Foundation, the Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, and Contra Costa Blue Star Moms, California Chapter 20.

August 1, 2012

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A-1 Self Storage Donates Money to Various Charities

California self-storage provider A-1 Self Storage is supporting several charities with monetary contributions.

The company gave a donation to Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. The non-profit provides assistance to people in need in nearly 100 countries.

Pacific Legal Foundation, which promotes individual and economic freedom in the court system, was another recipient. The foundations staff of attorneys works to support the fundamental human right of private property, economic liberty and free enterprise. Pacific Legal Foundation is a non-profit organization that doesnt charge for legal services.

A-1 Self Storage also made a donation to a July 20 golf event, Through Kyles Eyes Foundations Fight Fore Sight 100. The event, at the Legends Golf Club in Temecula, Calif., was in honor of Kyle Lograsso, a 10-year-old cancer survivor with a positive outlook on life. He challenged golfers to play 100 holes of golf with him to help raise money for Retinoblastoma research. Retinoblastoma, a cancer that develops in the cells of retina, is typically detected in infants between the ages of 6 and 24 months.

Established by Kyles parents, Jeff and Regina Lograsso, the foundations mission is to bring awareness and raise money to help find a cure for Retinoblastoma. Kyle was two when he was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma. He underwent extensive testing and ultimately had surgery to have his left eye removed to save his life. Kyle endured months of chemotherapy over the next couple of years to treat the four tumors in his other eye. He also had a prosthetic eye lens successfully implanted in his left eye.

A-1 Self Storage also made a monetary donation to support the bilingual medical assistant position at Fresh Start Surgical Gifts (FSSG). This fund promotes clinic support and strengthened patient physician communication, and documentation enabling life-changing surgical aid to those in need. The bilingual medical assistant plays a vital role in creating a sense of ease in the experience of all FSSG patients in need of a translator who understands the patients concerns and questions as well as the medical aspect of the process.

Contra Costa Blue Star Moms, California Chapter 20, which aids in the collection of care packages for U.S. troops, now has a free self-storage unit at an A-1 facility in Concord, Calif., to store its donations. A-1 Self Storage Concord will also serve as a drop-off location for donations. The non-profit seeks small items such as toiletries, candy, snacks, wool hats, etc.

Contra Costa Blue Star Moms, California Chapter 20 is a local chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America Inc. The organization is open to parents whose children are currently serving or have served in the United States Armed Services in the past.

A-1 Self Storage has 17 locations in the San Diego County area and more than 40 locations statewide. It is the self-storage division of the Caster Cos., a third-generation, family-owned company headquartered in Southern California since 1959. Caster Cos. develops and manages A-1 Self Storage, A-1 Car Storage and other commercial properties in California. Its portfolio includes more than 4 million square feet of real estate.

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