As we near the end of 2017, we want to take the time to think of others. While the wind blows and howls, AR&C Self Storage has more than just the storage solutions you need, we have ideas for donating during the holidays. After the ham is cooked and the house is clean, stop in to see how your gear can make winter better for someone else.
This year we adopted a family from an organization called Tender Hearts. This local charity helps people of all ages get back on their feet after a disaster or financial crisis. The family we adopted could use a few gifts for under the tree. December is a special time of year and especially for kids. We want to let the kids play and enjoy news toys while the parents can cherish these moments without feeling overwhlemed.
It all started in 1977 with Mary Van Hise and her husband James. They started Tender Hearts so they could distribute toys to needy children in the Hamilton NJ area. They also gathered supplies and treats for the soldiers serving overseas during the holidays. This couple saw a need in our community and filled it with love and selflessness. Even after the passing of Mary Van Hise the organization still continues stronger than ever with food drives and donations centers to help anyone who needs a little extra support.
During every holiday, the volunteers use the money donated and head to the stores on a mission to find the best food to serve those who come through their door. The charity has grown at a rapid rate. Starting in Van Hise’s living room and now out growing two store fronts in Hamilton township, this foundation is impacting lives on a grand scale.
Our customers showed a lot of generosity this year and we are so thankful. The family we adopted is sure to have a great end of 2017 due to these wonderful gifts.