How Could Your Self Storage Reach Out to Your Community and Do Good?
If you’re looking for ways to position yourself as a leader in your local market and help your community, there are several ways you can use your storage facility to do that. These are a few suggestions.
Provide Space for a Food Bank
Food donation organizations run out of space if they get abundant donations. You can offer to help co-host a food drive and offer a free unit for the food bank to use for storing canned or boxed goods. In case there are any items that could melt, be sure to advise the organization if the unit doesn’t have temperature control.
Provide Space or Discounts for Charities
If you have a larger facility or several different ones, you can offer more than one unit. There are several ways to approach this. You can offer a free unit to a single organization. Alternately, you can set a special discounted rate for all charities. You can also offer space for nearby one-time events.
You can develop your own company program to give back to the community. Use your creativity and resources in any way that you can. For example, you can set up a donation area for renters to donate items, and you can distribute those to local families in need.
Don’t Forget Self Storage Facility Insurance
If you’re running your own program or have charities depending on you, it’s important to have the right insurance to support your best interests and theirs. Good self storage facility insurance gives you the peace of mind that you’re protected if there are any thefts, natural disasters or other losses. Liability coverage and other types of coverage that are designed for storage facilities are available from StorInsure. To explore policy choices, please contact StorInsure.