Extra Space Storage Inc., a self-storage real estate investment trust, has joined forces with The Early Development of Global Education (EDGE) Foundation and the Miami-Dade Metro Police Department to collaborate in the 2010 Annual Holiday Toy Drive. The drive is expected to collect thousands of toys for children of migrant families in South Florida.
The 47 Extra Space Storage sites in the greater Miami-Dade and Broward counties will serve as drop-off locations. The facility at 910 S.W. 68th Ave. in Miami will be the main hub and collection point for all toy donations.
"Extra Space Storage appreciates the opportunity to be involved with local charities and looks forward to exceeding the number of toys collected last year by 100 percent. Our goal for this year's drive is to collect more than 6,000 toys," said Ken Speegle, divisional vice president for Extra Space Storage.
Last year, a large caravan consisting of the EDGE Charitable Foundation, volunteers and community partners joined the Miami-Dade Police Department to deliver the collected toys to children of migrant families in South Florida.
"The EDGE looks forward to sharing the sense of gratitude and enthusiasm when experiencing the sight of hundreds of children and families in need receiving their toy donation. It's truly an amazing and touching effort that will stay in your memory for a lifetime. Without Extra Space Storage's assistance it would be difficult to allow the community so many donation locations," said Maria Paez-Garcia, executive vice president for corporate strategic planning at the EDGE Foundation.
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Extra Space owns or operates 809 self-storage properties in 34 states and Washington, D.C. The companys properties comprise approximately 540,000 units and more than 58 million square feet of rentable space.