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My Neighborhood Storage Center Partners With Local Charity BASE Camp

October 16, 2014

My Neighborhood Storage Center will be giving back to Central Florida in a big way. The company recently announced its partnership with BASE Camp Children's Cancer Foundation; a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing year-round support for children and families who are facing the challenge of living with cancer and other life-threatening hematological illnesses.  Terri Jones, President, Founder and Program Director of BASE Camp expressed her excitement about the possibilities that the partnership will have on improving the much needed resources and impact of the organization. “I want to thank My Neighborhood Storage Center for making a difference in a child's life! Funding from this project will deliver smiles to many children fighting cancer!”

To help facilitate My Neighborhood Storage Center’s philanthropic endeavors they will be registering with the storage industries most popular fundraising program Charity Storage. Charity Storage utilizes existing storage facility operations, namely storage units and auctions, to raise money to benefit the community. Participating storage operators dedicate a storage unit from inventory as a collection point for donated goods. Departing tenants, current tenants, auction buyers, and local residents and businesses can donate items to the Charity Storage Unit and receive a tax deductible receipt. When the storage facility holds a public auction the Charity Storage Unit is sold and the revenue allocated to local and national charities.

Sixty percent of all net proceeds will be donated to BASE Camp; while 30% goes to Kure It Cancer Research and the remaining 10% will benefit the Self-Storage Association Foundation. Adam Mikkelson Vice President of Liberty Investment Properties, Inc. which manages the My Neighborhood Storage Center brand is happy to be a part of such a great cause. “At our core we desire to be ‘more than just storage’ and continually look for opportunities to give back to the communities we serve” says Mikkelson. “My Neighborhood Storage Center is excited to partner with BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation for a great cause and we see this event as a way to involve the greater community in a positive way.” 

To kick start fundraising the company will be having a “DE clutter – DE feat Cancer Day” at their Lake Brantley facility located at 2800 State Rd. 434 in Longwood FL. The event takes place on Saturday, November 15th starting at 10AM. Tenants and members of the community are asked to donate items for the charity unit. Those who stop by and drop off a donated item will receive a free hotdog, chips, soda and an entry in the raffle to win a $100 gift card.  

About My Neighborhood Storage Center

My Neighborhood Storage Center (MNSC) is a leader in self-storage facilities in Central Florida with locations in Apopka, Clermont, Kissimmee, Lake Mary, Longwood, Orlando, Oviedo and South Daytona. All facilities have a wide variety of air and non-air conditioned units in addition to parking for RV’s, boats, motorcycles and vehicles. Properties are staffed with friendly storage consultants to better serve customers. Several of the locations also offer a free truck rental with move in while others have teamed up with local Penske and Budget truck rental services to make the moving process more convenient. All facilities provide dollies and moving carts for customers and have made available for purchase a full line of packing and moving supplies.  

About BASE Camp Children's Cancer Foundation

BASE Camp Children's Cancer Foundation, established in Orlando, Florida in 1982 focuses on providing a year-round series of programs to help children and families along the journey of cancer and other life-threatening hematological illnesses. BASE Camp's weekly hospital-lunch delivery, monthly overnight camps, parent-support groups, clinic parties and weekly events help children pass through the toughest days of treatment.  They also create and deliver food baskets to children's families who are in need and offer second wishes to those who have already used their one-time wish from other charities. To learn more about BASE Camp please visit: http://basecamp.org

 

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