New York, New York (PRWEB) March 09, 2015
Providing a quality service is just one piece of the company’s fabric at Stop & Stor. Being part of a community and setting an example of leadership giving is essential to Stop & Stor’s operating philosophy. Stop & Stor demonstrated this philosophy by donating $264,000 dollars to charitable causes in 2014.
Through the Stop & Stor Charitable Fund, the company has given back to every neighborhood where it does business. The fund supports a diverse range of organizations with a major focus on education, arts and culture, community development, humanitarian causes, government, animal protection, beautification of parks, and medical research.
The fund has given over 1.8 million dollars in donations since it began in 2002. Examples of the type of organizations the company has donated to are: Fund for Public Schools; Wounded Warrior Project; Lincoln Center; Metropolitan Museum of Art; City Harvest; Doctors Without Borders; Ronald McDonald House; Shriner’s Hospital for Children; Boy Scouts of America; Girl Scouts of the USA; Special Olympics; a the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital; Brooklyn Public Library; New York Public Library; and the Queens Library Foundation.
“Giving back is not only something instilled in the owners of our company but also something shared by our staff as well. The Charitable Foundation is just one example of our giving philosophy. In addition to monetary donations, our staff has participated in charitable drives and events for causes such as New Eyes for the Needy, the American Cancer Society, and the Rocco Laurie Scholarship Fund. We are proud of our commitment to the communities and the people we serve and look forward to doing so much more, “said Jeff Henick, Chief Operating Officer of Stop & Stor.
Some of the Staten Island charities supported by Stop & Stor in 2014 are: A Very Special Place; Friends of Alice Austen House; Crisis Pregnancy; CSI Center for the Arts; The Greenbelt Conservancy; Hungerford School Photography Program; Muscular Dystrophy Association (Duchene’s, Michael’s Cause); Meals on Wheels; National Lighthouse Museum; Rocco Laurie Scholarship Fund; Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden; South Shore Kiwanis, Staten Island Ballet; and the Staten Island Museum.
More than two decades ago, two families (the Henick and Simon families) in the real estate business sensed a need in our community. Twenty-five years later their business acumen and commitment to providing a necessary and affordable self -storage service has enabled them to grow a business with over 70 employees, 15 locations, and all anchored on Staten Island through its corporate offices located in Willowbrook. Although Stop & Stor’s roots are in Staten Island, it has branched out and now has facilities in all of New York City’s boroughs with the exception of Manhattan