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Community Giving Project - April 2018

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At San Diego Self Storage, we believe that community involvement is at the forefront of what differentiates our company from competitors. Each year, we look forward to our San Diego Food Bank Drive and the Toys for Tots campaign. And throughout the year, each of our locations generously donates time and funds to their favorite and local charitable organizations. The team at San Diego Self Storage’s corporate office is delighted to support several more San Diego-based charities through the year, such as the San Diego Gulls Foundation, Connor’s Cause, Big Brothers, Big Sisters Program, Doors of Change, the San Diego Police Department's K-9 Unit and so many more.

On Friday, April 13th, the team at Golden Triangle Self Storage (GTSS) presented a check for $500.00 to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), their charity of choice for 2018. Pictured from left to right: Greg Gamble and Dave Haller from GTSS, and from JDRF, Thu Le, Cindy Lang, Zoey Mirsky, Deanna Kasper and Sean McParland.

JDRF is the leading global organization funding Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Their mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone people need to get energy from food. T1D strikes both children and adults, and its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is currently nothing you can do to prevent it, and there is no cure. Cindy Lang, JDRF Office Manager says, “We’ve funded over $10 million of projects locally at these corporations: Calibr, Dexcom, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Foundation, La Jolla Institute, UC San Diego PDRC, Salk Institute, The Scripps Research Institute, Tandem Diabetes, ViaCyte and Bigfoot Biomedical. Plus, our Community Outreach Resources, which services the local San Diego area, provides resources for adults, teens and families afflicted with Type 1 diabetes (T1D). We give out Bags of Hope to newly diagnosed children which provides information, support and caregivers with fundamental type 1 diabetes information. It includes: Rufus the Bear (our signature stuffed animal that has type 1), an activity book, glucose meter and educational materials to help the family, all contained in a nice backpack.”

The local San Diego chapter for JDRF is located about a mile from the GTSS facility. After the team learned more about what JDRF does and how the organization serves San Diego, it was an easy decision to provide this year’s donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.