Elmsford, NY – December 4, 2012 – Westy Self Storage today announced its continued support of the “Toys for Tots” Donation Drive. This drive will run until December 24. All Westy Self Storage centers in Westchester are hosting this drive as designated drop off locations for donations. In addition to collection, Westy will also provide storage for the donations as well as make the final delivery.
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve “Toys for Tots” Program collects new, unwrapped toys for needy children in the local communities. A shiny new toy delivers the message of hope to needy youngsters. This act of kindness will help motivate the children to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders. Please help your community by dropping off a donation at Westy Self Storage in Elmsford, located at 395 Saw Mill River Road; in Tuckahoe, located at 65 Marbledale Road, in White Plains, located at 179 Westmoreland Avenue or in Port Chester, located at 351 North Main Street and 299 Boston Post Road.
“Toys for Tots” began in 1947 when the wife of Major Bill Hendricks, USMCR handcrafted a Raggedy Ann doll and asked her husband to deliver the doll to an organization which would give it to a needy child at Christmas. When they realized that no such organization existed, they decided to start one. That Christmas a group of Marine Reservists in Los Angeles collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children. That pilot program was so successful that the Marine Corps adopted “Toys for Tots” in 1948 and expanded it into a nationwide campaign and since then has distributed over 370 million toys to more than 173 million children.
Westy is open for drop off 7 days a week. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Call 914-347-8888 or visit www.westy.com for directions. “We are honored to again participate in the ‘Toys for Tots’ program,” said Tim Mincin, District Director of Westy Self Storage, Westchester locations. “We welcome the opportunity to assist our community and help where we can.”
About Westy Self Storage
Westy offers affordable state-of-the-art storage solutions for individuals and businesses. Westy was founded in 1990 and since then the superior quality of their buildings has revolutionized the self storage industry. Among Westy’s family of customers are homeowners, apartment dwellers, professionals, businesses, retailers, and people who consider their Westy room an extension of their home or office. With corporate headquarters in Stamford, CT, Westy spans the tri-state area with 17 centers; 8 centers in NY, 6 centers in CT and 3 centers in NJ. Westy Storage Centers are open seven days a week. For more information visit www.westy.com or call (866) 22WESTY.