StorageMart, which operates more than 200 self-storage properties across Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, is supporting Barnado’s, a charity that supports disadvantaged children and families in the U.K. The operator will provide the organization with free storage at its facility in the Knaves Beech Industrial Estate in Loudwater, England. It’ll also raise funds and volunteer time, according to a source.
Fundraising activities will include running and other physical-challenge events. For donations, StorageMart will give £15 for each online review it receives at its U.K. facilities. Employees will have opportunities to volunteer through gardening and decorating programs.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with a charity that makes such a long, lasting and positive impact on young people’s lives,” said StorageMart Regional Director Dan Saunders. “Partnering with Barnardo’s will give us opportunities to not just raise money for much needed services in our community, but to encourage our store teams to get involved with events and fundraising activities to create a closer and more meaningful involvement in our communities.”
“We are delighted to be partnering up with StorageMart, [which is] focused on building strong relationships and giving something back to the community. It is this ethos [that] makes them a perfect partner for Barnardo’s,” said Paul Beard, the charity’s regional fundraising manager.
Founded in 1867, Barnardo’s provides programs for families dealing with domestic abuse, illness, alcohol and substance abuse, homelessness, and more.
Founded in 1999 and based in Columbia, Mo., StorageMart is privately owned and operated by the Burnam Family, which has been in the storage industry for three generations. Its portfolio consists of more than 12 million square feet of storage. It serves more than 75,000 self-storage customers, and operates in Chinese, English, Punjabi, Quebecois French and Spanish.
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