HONORING HEROES AND FEEDING FAMILIES: MANHATTAN MINI STORAGE TEAM UPS WITH WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT, FEEDINGNYC AND PARTNERSHIP FORTHE HOMELESS FOR HOLIDAY GIVINGIt may sound corny, but here at Manhattan Mini Storage, we believe the holidays are all about giving. Oh sure, we love getting presents and shopping and tinsel and holly and potato latkes and all the fun, festive stuff, too. But at the end of the day, nothing feels better than lending a hand to those who are truly in need, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or any other winter holidays. That’s why Manhattan Mini Storage and our parent company, Edison Properties, are reaching out to several lifesaving organizations this season to make the holidays brighter for those who are struggling.
First, Manhattan Mini Storage partnered with LivePerson, the online marketing and web analytics company, and the charity volunteer program FeedingNYC to supply more than 3,000 Manhattan Mini Storage boxes, which were used to pack up complete Thanksgiving dinners that were donated from people across the city. Those dinners were hand-delivered last week to the doors of families in need across all five New York City boroughs. Manhattan Mini Storage is offering all FeedingNYC donors a 15 percent discount on storage room rentals.
Manhattan Mini Storage is also once again donating extra-large boxes for the Partnership for the Homeless’s annual Toy Drive, which collects toys for deserving children across the city. The public is asked to drop off unopened, unwrapped gifts at any donation center, including the Partnership’s offices at 305 7th Avenue, 13th Floor.
The Partnership for the Homeless toy drive runs through Dec. 6, and toys will be distributed by volunteers at an all-day holiday party for children on that day. For more information and to make a donation or volunteer, people can visit www.partnershipforthehomeless.org.
And finally, instead of spending money on holiday decorations for the two-story lobby of the Hippodrome, Edison’s Class A office building in Midtown, the company made a $20,000 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). WWP serves the needs of those who incurred a physical or mental injury, illnesses or wound while serving in the U.S. Military on or after Sept. 11, 2001, as well as family members and caregivers of Wounded Warriors.
“It’s a very small sacrifice for us to forego tinsel and lights in our lobby,” said Stacy Stuart, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Human Resources for Edison Properties. “Real sacrifice is what these brave men and women and their families demonstrate every day. We see it as a privilege to be able to give something back to them.”
So we encourage you to reach out to these organizations or any other charity you’re passionate about this holiday season. And we wish you all happy, healthy holidays and the best new year ever! By the way… if you do find yourself with more presents than you have room for in your cramped city apartment, you know where to go for the best storage in NYC. (Hint: Call 800-STORAGE.)
You probably know us from our subway ads, but Manhattan Mini Storage is a lot more than funny slogans. We were the first self-storage company in Manhattan, opening our doors in 1978. We provide a full range of products and services to meet all our customers’ moving and storage needs and offer a complete package of free perks, including off-street parking, package acceptance, free hanging rods and shelves, free Wi-Fi in the lobby and our famous Storage Taxi, which picks up customers and their belongings anywhere in Manhattan. With 17 locations, Manhattan Mini Storage has become the neighborhood moving and storage solution for over 250,000 New Yorkers.
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About the Wounded Warrior Project:
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
About the Partnership for the Homeless:
Founded three decades ago to provide emergency shelter, the work of the Partnership for the Homeless has expanded over the years to include an array of services for New Yorkers experiencing homelessness, at risk for homelessness, or who are rebuilding their lives after leaving shelters. Through services that include outreach into New York’s most hard-pressed communities, help with health and mental health issues, financial and nutritional counseling, connecting clients to other benefits, and employment and education assistance, the Partnership is helping thousands of New Yorkers improve their lives every year. For more information, visit www.partnershipforthehomeless.org.
Since 2001, FeedingNYC has been connecting with families in need throughout New York City. Each year, FeedingNYC hand-delivers nearly 3,000 Thanksgiving dinners, for a total of over 35,000 meals delivered. For more information, visit www.feedingnyc.org.