Yorktown Self Storage has donated the use of an empty manager’s residence at its facility in Mohegan Lake, N.Y., to the nonprofit “My Brother Vinny” to use at its headquarters. The organization had been running its operation out of three units at the facility at 2720 Lexington Ave. for more than three years, according to its Facebook page.
Paula Miritello, the charity’s founder and director, had been looking for an official headquarters when self-storage owners Paul and Peter Ferraro offered the apartment. “They knew I was making one of our storage units into an office to be able to work year around, and they once again answered my prayers,” Miritello wrote in a Facebook post. “Yorktown Self Storage just gave My Brother Vinny the most amazing donation ever! I'm so beyond excited, I feel like I am floating on a cloud.”
Miritello also posted pictures of the apartment’s renovation, which includes new hardwood floors.
Miritello launched the charity in honor of her brother, Vinny, who had cerebral palsy and passed in 2000 at 20 years old. The NYS 501c3 organization distributes food, clothing, furniture and housewares to families, outreach groups, shelters and veterans in Westchester County and nearby vicinities. The charity also organizes a number of community events, including the annual “My Brother Vinny Walk” and “My Brother Vinny Play Time With a Purpose,” a free monthly program for registrants at Gymboree Play & Music of Yorktown.
Opened more than 10 years ago, Yorktown Self Storage offers 45 storage units as well as mobile storage. It’s managed by Brian Bonifacio.