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Community Giving Project - May 2017

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Everyone at San Diego Self Storage is proud to embark on the third year of our Community Giving Project, carrying on a 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. We wanted to find a way for all 17 of our locations to develop meaningful ties to their local communities. We’ve given each site $500, which they may contribute to any organization they see fit. We’ve contributed to a variety of philanthropies, 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. 

Encinitas Self Storage chose to donate to Community Resource Center (CRC) this year and are very proud that they did! CRC has been helping the community since 1979 by distributing food to the homeless and less fortunate, among other services. What really stood out about CRC is the services they provide to victims of domestic violence (DV). There is an emergency shelter center available for DV victims or homeless, and counseling for adults/children to help heal. The Encinitas Self Storage (ESS) donation of $500 will help DV victims with counseling services, help provide a family of 4 with healthy food for 1 month and/or help give shelter to a homeless family. While the ESS team was visiting, the CRC staff was kind enough to give a tour of the mini grocery store which is 100% dependent on donations from local stores and markets. While many folks qualify to benefit from these services, CRC will not turn away anyone that is hungry.

Pictured above are ESS Assistant Manager, Karina Martinez, Community Resource Center CEO, Isabel St. Germain Singh and Development Director Peggy Pico with ESS Storage Consultant, Mike Fraustein. Also present was CRC’s Marketing & Special Events Manager, Lauren Montague, who was kind enough to take the photo. Karina reports, “It was a really good learning experience as we both didn’t know how much they help out those in need. Thanks to San Diego Self Storage for allowing us to learn more about our community, through the opportunity to make a contribution!”

To learn more about the Community Resource Center, visit their website: www.crcncc.org. The Encinitas Self Storage team often refers tenants to CRC if tenants are looking to get rid of unwanted items. CRC also has a thrift store that is, again, 100% dependent on donations. Lots of items tossed in the dumpster can be of great value to the Community Resource Center, so before you dump it, ask the ESS office staff if it can be put to good use!