Smart Self Storage is a proud partner of Toys for Tots for the 25th consecutive year. Our network of neighborhood storage facilities throughout California participates in this gift giving to bring joy to less fortunate kids during the holiday season. We're very lucky to be a part of communities that support this charity work by their generous monetary and toy donations year after year.
Roseville Self Storage is one of our 8 storage facilities in Northern California. They have been a generous sponsor of Toys for Tots over the years that there is a dedicated wall in the office for the certificates they receive. Keep reading to learn more about the managers, Bev and Pat’s efforts on their donation to Toys for Tots:
Our first year at Roseville Self Storage a gentleman by the name of Frank Naves came in wearing a red Toys for Tots shirt, together with the distinctive “EGA” (Eagle, Globe and Anchor) US Marine Corps emblem. He explained that he is a coordinator for Toys for Tots and needed a storage unit from mid-November to approximately December 15th, to store their Toys for Tots donations. We told him we were glad to help and set him up with a unit.
While in the office, Frank began telling us a little about himself. He discussed his years of service as a United States Marine and wanted to do something more in his “golden years”. As we continued our conversation, we thanked Frank for sharing and told him we always thank our military and police for their service. We shared with him that Pat and I are pretty much a Military and Police family, as our son is a retired Police Officer and Pat’s dad was a Pearl Harbor survivor who, after the attack, worked to rescue sailors who were trapped below deck in the belly of the capsized USS Oklahoma, rescuing dozens of men. We also shared with him we are the proud Grandparents of a US Marine Raider (MARSOC Special Forces) and a Granddaughter and Grandson-in-law who are US Air Force.
Every year since, we have been an active member in doing our small part by renting the unit ourselves and keeping it available for Toys for Tots. Pat would continue to rent the unit and keep it as a garage for us, this way it assured Toys for Tots will always have a clean large unit every year. This year we are proud to announce that the owners of Roseville Self Storage and our management team heard about what we were doing and have generously donated $1,000.00 to the Toys for Tots program!
Every year Toys for Tots has given us a certificate naming us as a sponsor which is proudly displayed on our office wall. This year, Frank told us he will be retiring and introduced us to his replacement, Matthew Vidosh, as the new coordinator. Pat and I look forward to continuing a long partnership with Toys for Tots and bringing joy this holiday season to many children.
If you want to learn more about what Toys for Tots is, check out our sister facility's blog.
Roseville Self Storage is a local neighborhood self storage facility that takes pride in their clean and modern facility. The managers, Bev and Pat have been a part of the Roseville community for over 5 years and are always ready to help you with your storage needs. Come by the office during office hours to have a chat and share your favorite local charities.