There are many ways that storage facilities are giving back to community. In 2021, people everywhere experienced hardship. See just how self-storage and portable storage facilities have stepped up to help. Working for a company that makes an impact within the community is important. Luckily, community connection comes in many shapes and sizes — and so does good heartedness. Every company, whether it’s small, medium, or large, has ample opportunities to anchor to its local community and help those in need.
The key to an amazing company isn’t simply an amazing product; it comes from within. To know a business, look at its company culture and its people. Who are they? What do they stand for? How do they walk the walk? Imagine a company that encourages volunteerism and a healthy, balanced work environment. When a company’s shared values of compassion become the essence of its work culture, it’s a beautiful thing. You’ll see employees who have a mutual respect for each other, the work they do, and the community that surrounds them.
As a manufacturer of storage units, Boxwell is serious about community connection. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Boxwell is surrounded by amazing nonprofit organizations. Each of us works hard for the success of our company, but the key is knowing that our positive energy can grow outside of the office. We love sharing that energy when we volunteer twice a year with There With Care.This local, non-profit organization works to provide support for families during the critical phase of a medical crisis. Boxwell has also donated storage units to the Museum of Boulder, Without Limits, Linfield Athletics and Mission Africa. Did you know that we have our own cycling team? We sponsor and coach little league baseball teams and local sporting events. It’s also important for us to support our neighborhood restaurants and businesses. Boxwell recently commissioned local artist, Katherine Homes for paintings in our office. And we regularly donate to our local non-profits, such as Community Food Share, Emergency Family Assistance Association, There With Care, Drylands Agroecology Research, Luvin’ Arms Animal Sanctuary, and Growing Gardens.
The benefits of giving back to the community are far reaching. Firstly, you will create a stronger, more productive team. Secondly, you will connect with your local community. Thirdly, you will improve your bottom line. Companies are recognizing this trend and putting more value into their community commitment. Storage facilities are giving back to community more than ever this year. Willingness to roll up your sleeves to help others is a great quality. Organizations who value community involvement are more likely to hire people with drive and compassion.
When building Boxwell, Rod Bolls set out to create a company that prioritizes a balance between working hard and playing hard. He aligned a strong business model with a strong team and a sustainable work environment. To achieve this ideal company culture, Rod nurtures every relationship. Customers, partners, vendors, local non-profits, neighborhood sports teams, and museums all matter. Over the past six years, the Boxwell team has grown into a group of talented and passionate people. As individuals, we value our work, family, friends, and local community. As a team, we strengthen our relationships by engaging with them on a regular basis. Boxwell’s mission is to help customers succeed by providing a streamlined storage solution that is Built for Your Success.
At the core, Boxwell uses a hands-on approach to business that is carried throughout everything we do. When we need to talk, we pick up the phone. If there are questions, we demo our product. When intrigued with something new, we give it a try. If a team member needs help, we offer it. When our community needs support, we lend our resources. With compassion and innovative ways of “thinking outside of the box,” anything is possible. That’s our culture.
So how do you build a company culture of giving? When a company works to makes a difference from the inside out, the benefits go beyond the bottom line. One of the ways that Boxwell strengthens bonds within our community is by volunteering our time as a team. We work together to help community organizations in need. We also donate our resources to schools and non-profit organizations. After all, storage is a necessity for most organizations!
10 Ways Storage Facilities Are Giving Back to Community
- Offer a storage unit to a local organization in need
- Support local schools and aging facilities
- Make a donation every time someone signs a lease at your facility
- Sign up for volunteer opportunities as a team
- Give monetary donations every year to nonprofits
- Work at local soup kitchens during the holidays
- Make giving part of your company culture
- Offer discounts to local nonprofits
- Match employee donations
- Sponsor local sports teams