Door To Door Storage Partners with Toys for Joy Program

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Storage Industry Pioneer Provides Support for Holiday Toy Collection Efforts by Kent Firefighters to Help Families and Children in Need

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Door To Door is providing us with much needed assistance for our program by donating containers in which to keep the collected toys

Door To Door Storage, Inc., a leading national provider of portable self-storage containers and moving services, announced its participation for the 10th year in the Toys for Joy Program organized and supported by Kent Fire/Fire District 37, Kent Firefighters Local 1747, and the Kent Firefighters Foundation.

Door To Door is donating 10 on-site portable self-storage containers to the department, including all storage and transportation fees, to house the toys donated by the public. Toys for Joy is an annual event where new, unwrapped toys are collected, sorted, wrapped, and delivered to the Kent Food Bank for distribution to needy families in the community. A portion of the toys will also be donated to other local food banks and non-perishable food donations will also be accepted.

Beginning November 28th, toy collection barrels will be at the following locations:

--Station 71, 504 W Crow, Downtown Kent
--Station 72, 25620 140 Ave SE, East Hill of Kent
--Station 73, 25612 Military Rd S, West Hill of Kent
--Station 74, 24611 116 Ave SE, East Hill of Kent
--Station 75, 15635 SE 272 St, Lake Meridian
--Station 76, 20676 72 Ave S, North Kent Valley
--Station 77, 20717 132 Ave SE, East Hill of Kent
--Kent City Hall, 220 4th Ave S
--Centennial Bldg, 400 W Gowe St

"Door To Door is providing us with much needed assistance for our program by donating containers in which to keep the collected toys," said Paul Lyons, Toys for Joy Program Coordinator. "The Toys for Joy program is able to keep functioning due to support of businesses such as Door To Door. This year it is vital as we know that we will need to help an increased number of families with children because of the economy."

On December 2, 2008, the containers will be delivered to Fire Station 75, located at Lake Meridian. The station will be used as a central sorting location with units designated to hold toys for children by age group. Several "Wrapping Parties" will be held, providing the opportunity for community members, including Door To Door employees, to gather and wrap all of the donated toys prior to distribution.

"Door To Door is headquartered in Kent, so our employees and their families feel especially committed to help those that need assistance in our community," said Annette Jacobs, president and CEO, Door To Door Storage. "In addition to providing logistical support, our employees will participate in the program's activities and we encourage our fellow community members to do so as well."

For further information on the Toys for Joy program and to get involved in a wrapping party, please call the Toys for Joy Hotline at 253-856-4485.

About Toys for Joy:
Toys for Joy is an annual event where new, unwrapped toys are collected, sorted, wrapped, and delivered to the Kent Food Bank for distribution to needy families in the community. A portion of the toys will also be donated to other local food banks. Non-perishable food will also be accepted. Kent Fire/Fire District 37, Kent Firefighters Local 1747, and the Kent Firefighters Foundation are proud to organize and support the Toys for Joy program.

To learn more about this event and how you can participate, please visit http://www.ci.kent.wa.us/newsreleases/fire.aspx?id=10666 .

About Door To Door Storage, Inc.:
Founded in 1996, Door To Door Storage, Inc. pioneered a convenient, secure and cost effective alternative to traditional self-storage and household moving. Utilizing an environmentally-friendly container design, Door To Door provides options for temporary or long-term storage in addition to moving services for both home and business customers.

Door To Door has operations in more than 20 U.S. metropolitan markets with its corporate headquarters located in Kent, Washington. For more information, please visit the company website DoorToDoor.com.

For more information:
Gayle Duncan, Executive Options MarCom, (425) 802-7034
Marty Dugan, Door To Door Storage, Inc., (253) 872-5800
Paul Lyons, Toys for Joy Program Coordinator, City of Kent, (253) 736-5951

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