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Community Giving Project

At San Diego Self Storage our philosophy is to provide help and support whenever the need arises. Remaining active members in the communities we serve is extremely important to our company. For the second straight year, each of our 17 facilities is given the chance to make a donation to an organization of their choosing. Throughout the year, each facility will hand deliver their charitable donation to a deserving foundation or organization.

Community Giving Project - October 2017

Golden Triangle Self Storage is a proud supporter of Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence

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. 

After careful consideration of several local charities, the team at Golden Triangle Self Storage opted to donate to Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence (BTS). While speaking with Founder, Kristen Paruginog, who is a survivor of domestic violence herself, the staff was impressed with how she has built the organization from the ground up. Kristen courageously shared her story of survival on social media in hopes to inspire other victims living in silence to break free. The outpouring of support from men and women was inspiring and sparked her desire to resign from her position in her career and make Break the Silence against Domestic Violence an official non-profit organization.

BTS offers assistance and safety to victims of domestic violence. Through a variety of programs BTS fulfills their mission to educate communities on the dangers of domestic violence, connect victims and survivors, and assist them in the transformation of their lives – by providing a personal development retreat, scholarships, financial empowerment, and innovative awareness campaigns. BTS also provides a survivor’s helpline that is available Monday-Sunday. The office is just down the street from the GTSS facility, which further compelled our team to lend a helping hand to a neighbor. To learn more about Break The Silence, please visit the website. If you need help, please call the BTS Survivor Sister helpline at 855-BTS-1777 or you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-787-3224.

Community Giving Project - August 2017

Community Giving Project - August 2017

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. 

A Reason To Survive (ARTS) is a non-profit organization that provides a 20,000 square foot space where the youth of the community can go to learn, build and express their creativity through a variety of different art programs and supportive therapy programs. When National/54 Self Storage was researching organizations to donate to, they somewhat stumbled across ARTS, but immediately learned that ARTS was embedded into the National City community as a very special organization. The amount of art programs, volunteer work, and support/counsel programs available to National City’s youth is very inspiring and the reason the team at National/54 Self Storage wanted to gift their donation to ARTS.

Community Giving Project - July 2017

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.

The American History Theater strives to raise awareness for, and honor, those who have served and currently serve in our nation's armed forces. Through theater and stage production, AHT is able to deliver its message in a unique and meaningful manner. Performances bring audiences back to poignant moments in our nation's military history and emotionally illustrate what our service members have proudly endeavored through decades of war. Many of their productions provide insight into issues faced by female service members. 

Mira Mesa Self Storage chose The American History Theater because of the amazing programs they put together onstage in a theater format; enlightening the community of San Diego, the city’s Veterans and their families with a powerful message that cannot be forgotten. President and CEO, Mr. Hal Berry is pictured with Mira Mesa Self Storage Manager, Chris Wood. This is the second year that Mira Mesa Self Storage has provided their donation to The American History Theater.

Community Giving Project - July 2017 Bonus!

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.

Carlsbad Self Storage has proudly contributed their donation to the County of San Diego, Department of Animal Services. The story of how the Spirit Fund was established captured our staff’s attention, and their hearts. The Spirit Veterinary Medical Fund was created in July 2008, after a 10-week-old puppy was savagely beaten near our border with Mexico. The beating was seen on a Border Patrol surveillance camera several miles away. Border Patrol officers went to the site, rescued the battered puppy and called for a Department of Animal Services officer.

The little puppy came in with many broken bones and veterinarians could tell this wasn’t her first beating. She needed extensive medical assistance. The man who beat her could break her bones, but he couldn't break her spirit. Despite her brutal injuries, this little dog sought out the attention and love of everyone at the shelter. She was given the name, Spirit. When news of the savage beating was broadcast, donations poured in from around the country. Soon there was enough money to help other animals too.

County Animal Services established a permanent fund so more animals in need of expensive treatment could be helped. A team of 128 animal welfare professionals and over 400 active and dedicated volunteers care for more than 25,000 cats, dogs, livestock and exotic animals each year that are lost, abandoned or neglected. With gifts to the Spirit Fund, these animals can receive the treatment needed to be adopted into new and loving, forever homes.

Community Giving Project - June 2017

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. The photos above show the variety of organizations which have benefited from the program. Below is an update on our most recent contributions.

Two nurses working in the field of public health noticed first-hand how more and more families are struggling to acquire the basic necessities of life in today's economy. A new baby puts an added strain on already limited resources, and many babies lack appropriate items of clothing and blankets to stay warm and thrive during their crucial first year of life. Steve, Tally and Brage, the awesome team at Poway Road Mini Storage, enjoy helping less fortunate families in need of clothes for their babies.

That’s why they chose to provide their donation to Gently Hugged. Gently Hugged collects gently used or new clothing in Preemie to 12 month sizes along with blankets and accessories (hats, socks, bibs). Poway Road Mini Storage’s $500 donation will enable Gently Hugged to purchase basic clothing for the first 6 months for 5 babies! Pictured above: Steve, Tally, and Brage from PRMS happily present the check to Judy from Gently Hugged.

Community Giving Project - May 2017 Bonus!

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. The photos above show the variety of organizations which have benefited from the program. Below is an update on our most recent contributions.

Life & Strength is an international, non-profit organization and has been helping people living in vulnerable places since 2013. Life & Strength’s goal is to promote solidarity and support between people to contribute to the development and welfare of all humans, particularly those most in need both materially and spiritually. They have extended their hands to help communities in need on both sides of the US- Mexican border. Life & Strength serves many aspects of the local community. For example, they contribute to children’s education and help them acquire uniforms, materials and other tools to succeed. Life & Strength also creates youth support programs to provide youth with guidance, keeping them away from negative influences. The organization's volunteers take pride in assisting seniors in low-income senior homes. 

The team at Otay Mesa Self Storage wanted to bring attention to this local, charitable organization, which has already made a positive impact on the community in just its few years of existence. Tanya Lee, Assistant Manager, and Delia Lam, Manager from Life and Strength and Otay Mesa Self Storage Manager, Zabdiel Zavaleta pose for the picture (above) with the donation. 

Community Giving Project - May 2017

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!

Community Giving Project - April 2017 Bonus!

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. The photos above show the variety of organizations which have benefited from the program. Below is an update on our most recent contributions.

El Cajon Dog and Cat Animal Rescue (EDCAR) has been rescuing homeless animals and finding them a place to call home for the past 10 years. EDCAR partners with Petco to rescue 200-300 animals per year.

Jamaica Point Self Storage chose to donate their $500.00 to EDCAR for the second time since the giving project began. The JPSS team finds that EDCAR founder, Mike Canaris, has an amazing heart, rescuing dogs and cats not only in U.S., but in Mexico as well. Not one animal is euthanized, and Mike fosters the rescued animals for as long as it takes to find these furry friends a forever home. JPSS Facility Manager, Rayleine Nungaray, said, “When I get a chance, I love going down to visit the pups and kitty-cats and donate whatever I can, whether it be time, money or food. Anything helps.”

The last time JPSS donated to EDCAR, Mike was able to pay for five spay/neuter procedures and vaccinations. The 2017 donation will make it possible for many of these animals, both young and old, to find their loving families.

Community Giving Project - April 2017

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. The photos above show the variety of organizations which have benefited from the program. Below is an update on our most recent contributions.

Escondido Community Child Development Center (staff pictured above at North County Self Storage) is a non-profit preschool for children ages 4 months to kindergarten. They provide services in support of families working, looking for work or for parents pursuing a higher education. All applicants are from low-income homes in the Escondido area. They serve over 300 children at two Child Development Centers in the Escondido area.

The child development program includes a full range of education, health and social services designed to assist children and their families to maximize their full learning potential. They also have on-site health screenings, including vision, dental health and more. Each child is served two main meals and two snacks per day.

This charity means a lot to the team at North County Self Storage. Our staff empathizes with the struggle many of us face to raise children while working or getting a higher education. Our Facility Manager, Cody Blew, said of the donation, "It shows the children that you can accomplish anything you put your mind to and that there is someone out there who can help." 

The team at North County Self Storage chimed in to say, “We are so thankful that we can help this organization with all they do.” 

Community Giving Project - March 2017

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 support humanitarian efforts. 

The team at Butterfield Ranch Self Storage, led by the Facility Manager, Cristhian Gironas, has been instrumental in helping to grow the Temecula Youth Baseball Champions LeagueCristhian has been a coach and volunteer, as well as a visionary in the development of this truly special baseball league. The Champions League was created to allow children with physical and mental disabilities the chance to share in America’s past time, baseball. The league began with only 14 kids, seven players per team and 2 coaches or volunteers to help fill the gaps in the outfield.

Thanks to the donations from Butterfield Ranch Self Storage and other sponsors, the league grew year by year and the costs have been kept relatively low for parents. TYB Champions League enjoys the largest group of children playing this year with over 90 kids signed up.

Cristhian wanted to voice his sincere thanks and said, “We’ve received support from Murrieta Mesa High School, Chaparral High School and Great Oak High School (the rep is my little brother Matthew who has come out since the beginning to help volunteer at our TYB Champions League events). We have worked with Amy Minniear, JP Raineri, Kevin Rochford and Dawn Madera, to name a few, who have been here since the beginning of the league and supported it fully. I am happy to say thanks to San Diego Self Storage and Butterfield Ranch Self Storage for allowing us to make yearly donations to a charity group which is making a true difference in the community.”

Community Giving Project - February 2017

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 Oceanside 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. 

Smart Self Storage of Eastlake has created a bond with Second Chance Dog Rescue. The Second Chance Dog Rescue provides spay/neuter services, offers medical care where necessary, fosters and finds new homes for dogs in the San Diego Area. This is the third year Second Chance has benefited from the project. Smart Self Storage of Eastlake Manager, Dawn said, “As the ‘mom’ of two rescue dogs this is a subject that’s close to my heart and since everyone on Team Eastlake has a pet and is an animal lover, it was a natural fit. We are all very happy San Diego Self Storage provided us with the opportunity to help such a worthwhile organization.” The staff expressed gratitude for the opportunity to support local causes in their community with a meaningful contribution.

Stay tuned as our other facilities across San Diego County start making their donations. Everyone at San Diego Self Storage is proud to support our Community Giving Project and appreciates the opportunity to make a positive impact in our local San Diego communities.