Stop & Stor, which operates 15 self-storage facilities in New York, recently announced that it donated $66,000 to the New York City (NYC) Adopt-a-Highway Program last year. Since 2007, the operator has given $334,780 to the program.
Stop & Stor sponsors the cleanliness upkeep of seven highway segments in Queens along New York thoroughfares such as Belt Parkway, Grand Central Parkway, Long Island Expressway and Van Wyck Expressway. Other segments the company supports include one in Brooklyn along the Gowanus Expressway, one in Long Island along the Long Island Expressway, and one in Staten Island along the Staten Island Expressway.
"What began as a donation of $6,000 to this worthwhile program has grown to $66,000 in 2014. Our commitment to beautifying the neighborhoods of our great city has been unwavering, and we are very proud of that. We look forward to continuing our commitment to Adopt-a-Highway as an integral partner in its efforts," said Jeff Henick, chief operating officer for Stop & Stor.
The Adopt-a-Highway program is a tax-deductible opportunity for New Yorkers to give back to their community by ensuring clean roadways in NYC. All highways under the NYC Department of Transportation jurisdiction are included in the program. Individuals, companies and organizations can participate, and signs indicating who’s maintaining a particular area are placed on the adopted roadway segment.
The donation was made through Stop & Stor’s Charitable Fund, which supports causes including animal protection, the arts, education, humanitarian work and medical research, according to a company press release. The company has donated more than $1.8 million since it launched the fund in 2002.
Stop & Stor was founded in 1980 by the Henick and Morty Simon families. The company operates self-storage properties in Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, N.Y.