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Texas Self-Storage Industry - Pooling Resources, Saving Lives

Texas Self Storage Association donates over $125,000 to Shriners Hospitals for Children

Dallas, TX, February 18, 2012 --( Finding out exactly where their money goes can be a consumer's worst nightmare. Whether for goods or services, customer income, for many companies, does not stay exclusively within the company. Customers are sometimes shocked to find out that their favorite store or brand donates a portion of their money to organizations that are not always to the customers' liking.

It is refreshing, then, to see an industry that is transparent about their donations and is working to make the world slightly better for children worldwide.

For over ten years, the Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) has been donating 100% of the charitable funds raised each year to the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston, Texas. Of the 22 hospitals comprising the hospital network, the Galveston hospital is one of only four that specialize in pediatric burn treatment, for which they are world-renowned. The hospitals rely on charitable donations so that no child approved for treatment is turned away, regardless of the family's ability to pay.

“We fully support the mission of the Shriners hospital. Completely. 100% of what we bring in goes straight to them,” says 2011 Charitable Fundraising Chair Doug Hunt, owner of Lancaster-based Access Self Storage. 2007 saw the largest donation yet by the TSSA of $50,000 – until last year, that is. After the Association's annual charity poker tournament, live and silent auction, and a pledge to match any further donations up to $28,000 by Daughtry Properties and Professional Management, Inc., the TSSA was honored to present a check for $124,247 to the hospital. Later donations brought the total to $127,874.

Many consumers are making generosity a part of their daily lives by frequenting businesses that make charitable contributions less difficult. Hunt insists that making a difference can be as easy as choosing where you shop, “When you need to find a storage facility, find one that is a TSSA member. Where you choose to take your business is important.”

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Inquiries should be directed to Doug Hunt at 214-742-9499 or

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