Here at Guardian Storage, our mission has always been to be the premier source for your self-storage products and services. But we’re more than just a clean, secure place to store your belongings. We’re also a part of our local communities, and we take pride in being more than just another business. To that end, check out some of the great things our associates did to further support their communities, beautify their stores and make storing with Guardian even easier.
Our store in Fox Chapel held a collection drive to support Habitat for Humanity. They collected everything from furniture to hospital beds to exercise equipment. They also sponsored the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Pineapple Classic 5k, an obstacle-style race that requires participants to not only run/walk 3.1 miles, but they have to carry a pineapple the whole time.
The Strip District store once again supported Toys for Tots by donating over 4,500 square feet of storage space so volunteers (more than 700 people) could sort the 58,000 toys and set-up the open house. Over 150 non-profit agencies requested and received toys. Over 36,000 families benefited from this program. That wasn’t all, though, as they also hosted a Zero Landfill Upcycle event where teachers, artists, and others could come and take free supplies that would have been otherwise thrown away, such as carpet and tile samples, binders, leftover craft supplies, etc. The team also hosted a Shred-It event and filled an entire truck in less than an hour.
Out in Colorado, our store in Superior also hosted a Shred-It event, along with an E-cycle program. Nearly 9,000 pounds of paper were securely shredded, and nearly 7,100 pounds of electronics were recycled. That’s a lot of material that won’t be in landfills. They also supported the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and the National Night Out campaign by donating bottled water and hosting a kids’ craft booth.
FUNDRAISING FOR FAMILIES
The team at our store in Monroeville hosted a Cornhole Tournament fundraiser to help benefit a local family man and father of two little girls who was diagnosed with brain cancer. This family-friendly benefit included 3 bands, over 100 sponsors, 127 gift baskets and had over 300 attendees. Donations from local businesses included pizza, catering, food, water, gifts, Pens tickets, Steelers tickets, Pitt tickets, a photo booth, kids’ activities and much more. In the end, the event raised more than $15,000 for Gary and his family.
MAKING MOVING EASIER
The Guardian Storage in the Oakland area invested in improving access for clients, and they now offer extended access hours. In addition, they added new garage door mechanics, security cameras and key pads.