ATLANTA, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year, Storage Post Self Storage is partnering with New York Cares to bring coats to New Yorkers in need during New York Cares' 24th Annual Coat Drive. Every Storage Post New York location is an official public collection site for coat donations. In the aftermath of storm Sandy, the coat drive has kicked off one week early, and the collection goal for total coats donated between November 6, 2012 and December 31, 2012 has doubled to 200,000.
In addition to hosting private collection at its self storage facilities, Storage Post donated 300 collection boxes to New York Cares to be distributed amongst public collections sites in New York, like the New York Police Department precincts. With its storage capacity and moving trucks, Storage Post will also act as a drop-off hub and delivery service for other community groups hosting collections.
In 2011, Storage Post privately collected more than 2,000 coats in New York Cares' Coat Drive, and delivered nearly 2,500 additional coats for group collections that lacked transportation. Storage Post's contributions to the men, women and children of New York earned it a 2011 Winter Warmth Award as the largest new coat collector.
To participate in the relief effort, bring freshly-laundered and gently-used coats to your nearest Storage Post location. Collection boxes will be prominently displayed in the front offices throughout the boroughs of Queens, Brooklyn, Westchester and the Bronx.
Storage Post is active in charitable giving efforts year-round, and participates in local events and outreach programs. The company's executive leadership encourages all employees to take initiative with community involvement opportunities.
About NY 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. Through its holiday programs last year, New York Cares collected more than 77,000 coats for New Yorkers. For more information on volunteer opportunities, visit www.newyorkcares.org.
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 along the East Coast and throughout the South and is actively pursuing self storage acquisitions. For more information on Storage Post acquisitions and its executive leadership team, visit www.storagepost.com.
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