ATLANTA, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Storage Post Self Storage joined with New York Cares to bring coats to New Yorkers in need for New York Cares' 23rd Annual Coat Drive. Twelve Storage Post locations participated to collect a total of 2,195 coats in December 2011. In appreciation, New York Cares awarded Storage Post with a Winter Warmth Award as the largest new coat collector contributing to the coat drive.
In addition to collecting coats, each Storage Post New York location was also a drop-off and delivery hub. Local groups participating in the coat drive dropped off their collections at the nearest Storage Post location. Nearly 2,500 community-collected coats were delivered to the New York Cares warehouse on Storage Post moving trucks.
"Participating in the coat drive with New York Cares was exciting and rewarding for our entire organization. The team members at our New York locations were really motivated to work with such a passionate company and their community-driven goals," said Susie O'Connell, vice president of communications at Storage Post. "We look forward to helping New York Cares throughout the year."
The New York Cares Coat Drive collected and distributed 76,809 coats to families and individuals throughout New York, almost 20,000 more coats than the previous year. Storage Post was responsible for delivering nearly 6 percent of the total collected coats, and was active in promoting the event in local markets.
About New York Cares
New York Cares is New York City's largest volunteer organization. Founded in 1987, New York Cares runs volunteer programs for 1,200 nonprofits, public schools, and city agencies citywide. New York Cares' volunteers help children learn to read, prepare meals for homeless and housebound people, help low income students get into college, revitalize public parks and schools, and much more. Last year, New York Cares volunteers helped 400,000 New Yorkers in need. For more information, visit newyorkcares.org or call 212-228-5000.
About Storage Post
Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Storage Post is a leading self storage company that focuses on quality products, operational excellence and positive customer service. Storage Post has locations throughout the East Coast and is actively pursuing self storage acquisitions. For more information on Storage Post acquisitions and its executive leadership team, visit www.storagepost.com.
SOURCE Storage Post Self Storage