A food and clothing drive is underway for Second Hand Treasures and St. Martha’s Food Pantry, and it’s happening at StaxUP Storage in Murrieta! Facility manager, Teresa, and associate manager, Emilie, started the event September first and are excited to continue collecting donations through October.
The event is accepting canned food and clothing that Emilie said should be “lightly used without tears or stains” and for all ages of men and women. Donations may be dropped of in the office of the StaxUP Storage in Murrieta from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, and then Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. Teresa spoke on how the facility came to be involved with the local charities.
“I got involved with this organization, Second Hand Treasures, where the profit made from selling items go toward feeding 450 local families in our area. Of course I think that is amazing, and I was so excited to be part of it,” Teresa said. “The event happened because I realized the tenants were leaving so much behind or putting items in the dumpster. I just started offering that I would drop off certain items for them at Second Hand Treasures.”
With that, the food and clothing drive spanning from September through October was born! Teresa said that the St. Martha’s Food Pantry is the organization that helps put the food together from the profits collected from Second Hand Treasures.
While Teresa was involved with the organizations before the inception of the food and clothing drive event, Emilie told us about how she connected to the event.
“Although I haven't been involved with Second Hand Treasures or Martha’s Pantry before, I know what it’s like to not to be able to have food for your children. I know how important it is as an adult, as a mom to be able to provide for your children,” Emilie said. “To know there are places like second hand treasures and Martha’s Pantry that people are able to go to to get the things that their children and their families need, is a huge blessing.”
Having people come together to help raise up a community is what StaxUP Storage is all about. When we asked Emilie why she thought it was important for her company to give back in this way, her answer was truly reflective of the spirit of StaxUP Storage.
“I think it sets the tone for who we are, not just as a business, a business is compiled of people. It’s not just a business name. I don’t want people to look at StaxUP Storage as JUST a storage facility. We want people to look at StaxUP storage as humans who care for their community and tenants as well,” Emilie said.