2018 marks the fourth year of our Community Giving Project, allowing us to continue the tradition of giving back to San Diego. We love this project! San Diego Self Storage facilities span San Diego County from Temecula to Otay Mesa. The project launched with a goal to find a way for all of our locations to develop meaningful ties to their local communities. We give each site $500, which they may contribute to any organization they see fit. We contributed to a variety of philanthropies in 2017, with charities benefiting children and animals at the top of the list. Our teams have also chosen to help fight cancer, contribute to local history and humanitarian efforts, as well as with job training, arts programs, women’s safety and more.
Casa Familiar, Inc. is a non-profit local organization that was founded in 1973 dedicated to serving residents in South San Diego County (Pictured above is CEO, Lisa Cuestas and Otay Mesa Self Storage Manager, Zabdiel Zavaleta). Their mission is to organize and empower residents in South San Diego to take an active role in their communities by involving the residents in the civic engagement, sustainability and quality of life issues affecting their region.
Casa Familiar offers a host of programs to the community such as after school programs for toddlers and teens, art/culture programs and other social services. Casa Familiar also has a family fitness center where the community can participate in fitness activities like zumba, yoga, boot camp and even offers senior classes.
It's great local organizations like Casa Familiar that are really making a positive impact in lives of all ages. As the leading service and community development organization in the community of San Ysidro, it was easy for our team at Otay Mesa Self Storage to select Casa Familiar as the beneficiary of this year’s donation.