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Green Storage of Canada Raises Charity Funds Through ‘Coldest Night of the Year’ Walk-a-Thon
Green Storage operates eight self-storage locations in Ontario

March 8, 2020: Green Storage employees participated in “Coldest Night of the Year” (CNOY), a walk-a-thon that raises money for local charities serving the homeless and needy in 144 Canadian communities. This year’s event achieved nearly $5.8 million toward its national goal of $6 million.

The three-member Green Storage team collected $1,907 in cash donations as well as four large bags of clothing, toiletries and footwear for its beneficiary, Inn from The Cold, which provides temporary emergency shelter, housing and support as well as homeless-prevention programs. The fund will be used for food, employment-training programs, clothing and other essentials, as per Ed Crawford, site manager of Green Storage Newmarket.

First of all, I would like to thank my fellow walkers, Amanda and Sonia, as well as the management team, including our owner partners at Green Storage, for supporting us in the ‘Coldest Night of the Year. What you did means a lot to the people in our community who need support, help and encouragement that this money will provide. It's a big deal for the people we're supporting.” Said by Crawford

The customers felt good donating either funds or items—some brand new—that could be sent through to the shelter” Crawford added.

This year’s CNOY included 23,610 walkers in 3,570 teams, 5,876 volunteers and 78,562 donors.

Green Storage operates facilities in Ajax, Aurora, Bolton, Hamilton, Keswick, Newmarket, Orillia and Toronto. The facilities have features like e-waste disposal, electric vehicle-charging stations, LED lighting, low-flush toilets and solar panels. It also offers boardrooms and business suites, mailboxes, moving and packing supplies, parcel lockers, truck rentals, and vehicle-storage parking.