StaxUP Storage and Diablo Mini Storage Team Up for Community Blanket and Sock Drive
Peter Soto | December 28, 2017 @ 12:00 AM
In the self storage business, we know that every so often life throws curveballs that are hard to overcome. During these difficult times, it really makes a difference when someone reaches out with a helping hand.
That’s why StaxUP Storage in San Marcos, CA and Diablo Mini Storage in Escondido, CA are partnering up with the team at Tender Loving Mercy (TLM) to help residents in North County get back on their feet after experiencing difficulties with substance abuse..
“They help people get back in control of their lives. It’s an organization that provides housing while people are recovering,” said Brandi Fleming, StaxUp Storage Manager. “One of our tenants helps run it and approached me about partnering up to help. I really wanted to see if we could help this organization. They have one location in Escondido, North County, which is where we’re at. They have an annual blanket and sock drive and we thought, you know, we can be a part of that.”
TLM accepts donations year round in the form of household goods, bedding, small appliances, beds and other small apartment furnishings. In addition those items, renters who are thinking about pitching items that meet minimum quality standards will be encouraged to donate.
“This just seemed like the perfect way to give back to the community. With storage, we always have people coming into the office saying, ‘Do you need this? Do you need that?’ and most of the time I tell them that no, I don’t really need that, but now I’ll be able to say that I have somebody who does,” Brandi said. “If it’s in good condition and it’s usable, I feel like it should go to a good home. Just to help these people and families get back on their feet.”
Cash and clothing donations will not be accept at either self storage facility, but can be taken directly to TLM. The teams at StaxUP and Diablo hope to raise 350 donations this winter of mostly blankets and socks for TLM.
“Brandi told me about the opportunity to help with Tender Loving Mercy and after learning about their sober living affiliation, I knew it was something we wanted to do.” Christopher Flanagan. “Our first pickup is scheduled for some time in January and Tender Loving Mercy will distribute from there.”
If you’re interested in donating to the blanket and sock drive, you can bring donations to either location listed below.