How Self Storage Properties Can Support Their Communities
One thing we like to encourage in the self storage industry is good corporate citizenship. This is something that any business can engage in from the local to the international level, and it means giving back to the community. You already compare features when you look for a storage location. You check prices, security and other features, location, and so on. Another thing you might be curious about is how the property supports the community.
Why Self Storage Properties Engage in Corporate CitizenshipThere are several significant reasons properties near you help the community. First, they’re part of the community. By helping make their city or town better, they make it better for their business. Perhaps their activities help lower crime, or help people get good jobs, or help keep the neighborhood clean. Second, this garners good publicity and goodwill for the property, which translates into increased business. Third, on a personal level, it feels good to help others, so the managers, owners, and employees can take pride in making their community a better place.
Ways Self Storage Might Help Your CommunitySelf storage businesses have a variety of options for helping their communities, some of which differ from what other businesses can do. They include the following and more.
- Providing free storage space for schools or nonprofit organizations
- Accepting recycling
- Becoming a Toys for Tots drop-off point
- Supporting homeless shelters
- Donating to Charities