Honoring Heroes and Feeding Families: Manhattan Mini Storage teams up with Wounded Warrior Project, FeedingNYC and Partnership for the Homeless

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In keeping with their annual tradition of holiday giving and volunteerism, Edison Properties, the parent company of Manhattan Mini Storage, is reaching out to several lifesaving organizations this season to make the holidays brighter for those who are suffering and in need.

In keeping with their annual tradition of holiday giving and volunteerism, Edison Properties, the parent company of Manhattan Mini Storage, is reaching out to several lifesaving organizations this season to make the holidays brighter for those who are suffering and in need.

First, instead of spending money on holiday decorations for the two-story lobby of the Hippodrome, Edison’s Class A office building in Midtown, the company made a $20,000 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). WWP serves the needs of those who incurred a physical or mental injury, illnesses or wound while serving in the U.S. Military on or after Sept. 11, 2001, as well as family members and caregivers of Wounded Warriors.

“It’s a very small sacrifice for us to forego tinsel and lights in our lobby,” said Stacy Stuart, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Human Resources for Edison Properties. “Real sacrifice is what these brave men and women and their families demonstrate every day. We see it as a privilege to be able to give something back to them.”

As in past years, Manhattan Mini Storage also partnered with LivePerson, the online marketing and web analytics company, and the charity volunteer program FeedingNYC to supply more than 3,000 Manhattan Mini Storage boxes, which were used to pack up complete Thanksgiving dinners that were donated by people across the city. Those dinners were hand-delivered last week to the doors of families in need across all five New York City boroughs. Manhattan Mini Storage is offering all FeedingNYC donors a 15 percent discount on storage room rentals.

Manhattan Mini Storage is also once again donating extra-large boxes for the Partnership for the Homeless’s annual Toy Drive, which collects toys for deserving children across the city. The public is asked to drop off unopened, unwrapped gifts at any donation center, including the Partnership’s offices at 305 7th Avenue, 13th Floor.

The Partnership for the Homeless toy drive runs through Dec. 6, and toys will be distributed by volunteers at an all-day holiday party for children on that day. For more information and to make a donation or volunteer, people can visit http://www.partnershipforthehomeless.org.

About Manhattan Mini Storage

You probably know them from their subway ads, but Manhattan Mini Storage is a lot more than funny slogans. They were the first self-storage company in Manhattan, opening their doors in 1978. They provide a full range of products and services to meet all their customers’ moving and storage needs and offer a complete package of free perks, including off-street parking, package acceptance, free hanging rods and shelves, free Wi-Fi in the lobby and their famous Storage Taxi, which picks up customers and their belongings anywhere in Manhattan. With 17 locations, Manhattan Mini Storage has become the neighborhood moving and storage solution for over 250,000 New Yorkers.

For more information about Manhattan Mini Storage, visit http://www.ManhattanMiniStorage.com.

About the Wounded Warrior Project:

The mission of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.

About the Partnership for the Homeless:

Founded three decades ago to provide emergency shelter, the work of the Partnership for the Homeless has expanded over the years to include an array of services for New Yorkers experiencing homelessness, at risk for homelessness, or who are rebuilding their lives after leaving shelters. Through services that include outreach into New York's most hard-pressed communities, help with health and mental health issues, financial and nutritional counseling, connecting clients to other benefits, and employment and education assistance, the Partnership is helping thousands of New Yorkers improve their lives every year. For more information, visit http://www.partnershipforthehomeless.org.

About FeedingNYC:

Since 2001, FeedingNYC has been connecting with families in need throughout New York City. Each year, FeedingNYC hand-delivers nearly 3,000 Thanksgiving dinners, for a total of over 35,000 meals delivered. For more information, visit http://www.feedingnyc.org.

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