Guardian Storage, which operates 27 self-storage facilities in Colorado and Pennsylvania, is hosting a free “Shred-It” event this Saturday to raise funds for charity. In addition, the company received a “Top Workplaces 2020” award from the “Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.”
The upcoming shred fest is the last of three such events the company has hosted in recent weeks to raise donations for The Education Partnership (TEP), a local nonprofit that provides supplies to schools. It’s part of the “Guardian Gives” program, which focuses on educating youth, helping neighbors in need and contributing to a cleaner environment, according to a press release. Guardian has offered the program annually for the last decade.
Individuals and businesses can safely and securely dispose of unwanted documents between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Guardian locations in Cranberry, Fox Chapel, North Huntingdon, Peters Township/North Stabane, Pleasant Hills and Waterfront, Pa. All safety precautions will be observed, the release stated, including mask-wearing.
In lieu of paying for the shredding services, Guardian is asking attendees to make a monetary or school-supply donation to TEP. Last year, the self-storage operator raised more than $10,000 in cash, plus more than 20 large boxes of school supplies.
Guardian also made the local “Top Workplaces 2020” list this year, ranking No. 58 in the small-companies category. Placement in the list was based on staff feedback gathered by employee-engagement technology firm Energage LLC.
“The last several months have been difficult on us all, but the one thing that has remained constant and uplifting was being surrounded by a dedicated team that embraced the changes with professionalism and optimism,” said Steven Cohen, president and founder of Guardian Storage. “Now, more than ever, I’m truly grateful for our team and look forward to overcoming these trying times together in a safe and enjoyable work environment. We want all teammates to feel appreciated and valued every day, so we can continue growing this company together.”
Established in Pittsburgh in 1987, Guardian operates 19 locations in the greater Pittsburgh area, with a new property under construction in Peter’s Township, Pa., and eight locations in Colorado.