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San Diego School Johnson Elementary Get Happy Meals

U-Stor-It Holds 2nd Annual Event for San Diego School Johnson Elementary

Students at San Diego School Johnson Elementary had something more to be excited about than it just being their last day of school. Similar to the backpack event held last August in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, U-Stor-It Self Storage decided to treat the students of Johnson Elementary to a fun day of activities, making it their 2nd annual event with Johnson Elementary. To stay energized, a total of 160 McDonald’s Happy Meals were provided to the kindergarten students. The Happy Meals included milk or juice, a free beanie baby toy, and of course, French Fries! (because it’s just not a Happy Meal without the fries)

Some of the festivities included a dance party, balloon games, chalk drawings, and more. There were a total of 5 kindergarten classes that attended the event, and 5 of U-Stor-It’s corporate volunteers were involved.

“It was great to work with the Johnson Elementary School again, and to be able to give back”, said Blake Johnston, Marketing Manager for U-Stor-It.

“We really appreciate what U-Stor-It has done for our students with these events”, remarks Ms. Williams, one of the teachers at Johnson Elementary.
This is the first of several events that the San Diego area can be expecting this summer. Keep an eye out and make sure you don’t miss any of these future events by following our blog!

South Loop U-Stor-It Supports Student Fundraiser

U-Stor-It  South Loop is proud to support Columbia College Chicago’s 25th Annual “Jammin’ with Jane” student-run event. Hosted each year by the school’s Events & Promotion course under the Business & Entrepreneurship Department, students choose a specific organization to host a fundraising event. Students then plan, develop, and execute the event as part of their classroom final exam assignment, handling all publicity, promotion, marketing, event organization and entertainment.

This Thursday, May 5th, “‘Jammin’ with Jane” will be benefiting two organizations: The St. Nicholas Orphanage Fund, and the Andrew Weishar Foundation (AWF).

St. Nicholas Orphanage Fund is a nonprofit organization that supports over 35 orphanage-type facilities and halfway centers that house orphans and abandoned children throughout Ukraine. The goal is to provide humanitarian aid, general medicine, and school supplies to these facilities and to develop needed projects with them in order to improve the children’s quality of life. Its mission is to help bring awareness of the conditions, and even send individuals to visit each year.

The Andrew Weishar Foundation (AWF) is a nonprofit organization created to honor the memory of Andrew Weishar and his legacy of helping others to live with faith, courage, and strength. Their mission is to provide immediate resources to families with adolescents or young adults stricken with cancer. They provide financial assistance to these families in need and dedicate themselves to these acts of kindness and generosity.

“Jammin’ with Jane” will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the 101 Gallery at 33 E. Congress Pkwy. in Chicago from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM.

For more information, please contact:

Jessica Childress – jessica.childress@loop.colum.edu
(313) 971-6532

Brooke Elkins – brooke.elkins@loop.colum.edu
(949) 466-8644

Event instructor:
Jane Canepa – eventors@aol.com
(312) 217-JANE (5263)
The Eventors, Inc.

U-Stor-It Self Storage of Lisle Gives Back

“U-Stor-It Self Storage is proud to be a sponsor for Kiwanis Club of Lisle. They are an organization comprised of business leaders and activity community members from various areas of Chicago, IL all working in collaboration to serve the greater community.”

The Kiwanis Club of Lisle is hosting a pancake day that has delicious food and many prizes available to win through a raffle!  This is an exciting opportunity created to help benefit the less fortunate of Lisle! All funds generated  will go towards providing Thanksgiving food baskets and supporting children and families that are in need.

The event will be taking place this Saturday April 11th,  from 7:00 am – 11:00 am at Lisle Junior High School located at 5207 Center Street in Lisle, IL 60532.

So if you are free this Saturday, come in hungry and leave happy, knowing that you were part of an event that benefits the community! You might even be the one walking away with a pair of baseball tickets, gift certificates, or more!

To learn more about the Kiwanis Club and what they do,  please visit www.kiwaniscluboflisle.org.