Los Angeles, CA December 10, 2009 – Santa Monica-based The William Warren Group and its own unique brand of StorQuest Self Storage surprised the employees at its annual company meeting by hosting a non-traditional charity event to support One Warm Coat. "As a company with a unique corporate culture, The William Warren Group is always looking for creative ways to give back to the community,” states President Bill Hobin.
Sixty-five StorQuest employees set out to complete one objective: support One Warm Coat by collecting coats off the streets of Los Angeles from as many people as possible.
All company managers and corporate staff were divided into four teams and designated various regions throughout the Los Angeles community. Each team was provided with collection boxes, event flyers and coat drive signage. To encourage public participation, StorQuest offered an unprecedented 2 months free off self storage for donating a coat that day.
Each team took extreme measures including cheering at soccer games, riding subway lines, hopping on city busses, singing Christmas carols or whatever it took to encourage someone to give a coat. The teams collected over 200 coats literally off the backs of those walking around the streets of LA. "It gave us goosebumps to witness the generosity exhibited by the community. We never envisioned that through our efforts we would collect so many coats on our first day,” says Michelle Bakva, Marketing Director.
Through December, StorQuest is utilizing its 45 self storage facilities as designated One Warm Coat drop off locations to collect unwanted coats for those in need during the winter months. At the end of December, all coats will be donated to homeless shelters within StorQuest's local communities, including the L.A. Mission, Martha's Kitchen, Bay Area Rescue Mission, Pomona Youth, Colorado Youth at Risk and the Central Arizona Shelter. View live footage of the StorQuest team efforts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FgenMBPyd8.
At select locations, StorQuest will be offering 1 month free off of a storage unit simply by donating a coat. For more information on the StorQuest Coat Drive or to find a StorQuest location near you please call us (800) 900-4644 or visit us at storquest.com.
About One Warm Coat: One Warm Coat is a simple, easy way to help those in need within local communities. The Company provides tools and resources to help volunteers in the collection of clean, reusable coats for donation to individuals. One Warm Coat strives to develop volunteerism in all of us.For information visit www.onewarmcoat.org.
About StorQuest Self Storage: StorQuest is the operating brand name of storage facilities developed and operated by The William Warren Group, Inc. StorQuest provides temporary or long-term storage for personal or business needs. The company offers clean and secure units at affordable rates. StorQuest also provides a full line of packing supplies and maintains 45 locations in the United States. For more information about StorQuest – contact us at (800) 900-4644 or visit www.storquest.com.
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