Storage Asset Management Inc. (SAM), a property-management and consulting firm serving the self-storage industry, announced the results of a holiday drive hosted at its 48 managed facilities. The sites collected donations during November and December to benefit schools and several charities, including The Salvation Army.
The managers of each facility worked with a local organization to “adopt” families or children in their community, or collect goods for a specific cause. For example:
- Albany Super Storage in Albany, N.Y., collected nonperishable food items for Food Pantries for the Capital District, a coalition of 53 local food pantries serving Albany, Rensselaer and Saratoga counties.
- AR&C Self Storage in Hamilton, N.J., donated items to a family through the Tender Hearts Association, which provides clothing and food to individuals in need.
- Chester Heights Self Storage in Glen Mills, Pa., collected donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots.
After obtaining a wish list from each organization, the managers posted them throughout their facilities as well as through digital marketing, including e-newsletters and social media, encouraging tenants to participate. Donations were also collected via Facebook “check-ins.” Each time a facility customer “checked in” at the location using the social media platform, a dollar was donated to the site’s chosen charity. The Facebook drive raised $249 from all SAM-managed properties.
Founded in 2010 and based in York, Pa., SAM oversees self-storage facilities as well as three UPS Stores along the East Coast.