We've supported charities within the Kangaroo Self Storage group with up to £3,777 in donations and discounted storage throughout 2020. To ensure that our charities can provide support across the area, we’re also delighted to offer one of our vans to help with any logistical needs.
At each of our stores across the country, our staff maintain a strong relationship with the charities we support. By keeping in regular communication, we are always on the lookout for more ways to help and support our charities throughout the year.
Across our locations, we work with a wide range of charities and take great pride in doing everything we can to support each one of them.
We’re currently working with The Hygiene Bank, a charity utilising our self-storage in Edinburgh to store a wide range of hygiene products. The charity plays a vital role in providing personal hygiene products to those in need in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. By collecting new and unused donated toiletries through their public drop-off points, the charity gathers up a substantial number of items that can be then distributed to local food banks, women’s refuges and homeless centres & charities. Our Edinburgh store off the Calder Road is one drop off point.
We spoke to Project Coordinator at The Hygiene Bank Edinburgh, Polly, who said: “I set up the Edinburgh project a year ago and I was storing all of the donations in my student flat. As the project grew, this was no longer possible, and we were lucky enough to secure a grant which allowed us to fund storage.
“Fraser and Louise at Kangaroo Self Storage have been an amazing help with getting sorted and always go out of their way to give us a hand - so we are really grateful to Kangaroo Self Storage!”
At Kangaroo Self Storage in Glasgow, we provide support to one of our customers, Laura Cannon, who has played a pivotal role in co-ordinating a Toy Appeal for One Parent Families Scotland (Glasgow). We were delighted to be one of the drop off points for this charity, whilst providing discounted storage for all the toys collected by Laura.
Along with this, at our self-storage facility in Dundee, we also provide a drop-off point for the Shoe Box Appeal for Operation Christmas Child. Each November during the Appeal’s National Collection Week, we act as a drop off point for shoe boxes packed with gifts for young people. We carefully store the boxes ready for uplift and play a part in helping the Appeal is especially important to everyone in the Dundee team.
Kangaroo Self Storage is committed to providing support to our local communities and charities in any way we can. This support has been especially significant with the challenges presented to charities across the UK by COVID-19, so we will continue to do our very best to provide as much support as possible to those most in need.