StorageMart Preserves Memories For Central Missouri Foster Children
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Columbia, MO, USA – August 26, 2010 – StorageMart on St. Mary’s Blvd. in Jefferson City, MO has donated a 100 sq. ft. climate controlled storage space to the Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association (CMFCAA). The non-profit organization serves Central Missouri and meets the needs of adoptive and foster children beyond what State and government programs provide.
DeAnna Alonso, CMFCAA Executive Director, said of the organization’s new storage space, “The StorageMart location is going to give us the opportunity to store belongings of youth who are entering residential treatment due to trauma, abuse and neglect. The storage unit will hold the only belongings these children own, so we want to keep these items safe and dry for their return. Our kiddos don’t have much, but what they do have is extremely valuable to them and holds their memories, hopes and dreams. We want to thank StorageMart for giving our foster children a chance to heal while providing a much needed service to our community.”
CMFCAA is currently meeting the needs of 178 foster families, countless adoptive families and over 600 foster and adoptive children. The organization offers several programs including Begin Again Backpack, Christmas Adopt-a-Family, Transitions and more. These programs range in offering foster children haircuts to encouraging and assisting high school students to graduate and pursue higher education.
The Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association will host “The Forget-Me-Not Gala” on November 18, 2010 at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City, Missouri. This event will raise funds to support and maintain the daily operations of CMFCAA.
Residents and businesses in Central Missouri may contribute to meeting the needs of abused and neglected children by donating any of the following items:
Fall and Winter clothing items
Baby Care Items: Diapers, Wipes, Formula, Baby Food
Gift cards for the Begin Again Backpack program
2 computers for youth to fill out college apps, SAT registrations, scholarships, employment apps, etc.
Drop Off Location and Hours:
1119 Jefferson Street
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Mon. 10-4 pm
Tue. 9-5 pm
Wed. 10-2 pm and 6-8 pm
Thurs. 10-1 pm
Fri. 9-4 pm
1st Sat of the month 1-3 pm
3rd Sat of the month 10-3 pm
About Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association
Established in 2007, The Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association (CMFCAA) serves as the sole community organization providing for the needs of foster and adoptive children in Central Missouri. The non-profit organization was founded by foster parents, adoptive parents and former foster youth and advocates for foster and adoptive children by offering services, community organization and partnering with governmental agencies.
The organization’s mission is to create an atmosphere where cooperative assessment, continuing education and informed planning work to better meet the needs of adoptive and foster children and their families. CMFCAA holds support group meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm. For more information, visit: www.ccfosteradopt.com or contact:
The Resource Center at 573-298-0258 or 573-353-0574
StorageMart is a fully integrated, privately owned real estate operation company that owns and operates over 135 self storage properties in the United States and Canada. The company has a strong focus in identifying and supporting local community charities. StorageMart offers climate controlled self storage and standard self storage units to non-profit organizations like Bridging The Gap as well as regular storage units available for rent.
In addition to self storage units, the company sells moving and storage supplies in every office. These supplies include items such as boxes, tape, bubble wrap, mattress covers and much more.
The Resource Center
573-298-0258 or 573-353-0574
P.O. Box U
Columbia, MO 65205