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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hawaii Self Storage delivers new books to Kapolei school

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Joe Kino, facility manager of Hawaii Self Storage, Kapolei, reads to first grade students at Kapolei Elementary School.

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Hawaii Self Storage (HSS) delivered new books to 160 first graders at Kapolei Elementary School this morning as part of the company's Lockers for Literacy program. HSS staff also read the book, OINK? by Margie Palatini, to the students.

"As a locally owned company, we have made it our mission to give back to the community," said Hawaii Self Storage Vice President Shaun Salvador. "Since we started the program in 2007, Lockers for Literacy has donated 2,650 new books to 13 elementary schools, in an effort to promote literacy. Thus far, we have given 700 new books to seven elementary schools this year. We hope the first graders of Kapolei Elementary get as much out of reading this book, which is theirs to keep, as Hawaii Self Storage does from donating it."

OINK? tells the story of two sloppy, dim-witted pigs named Thomas and Joseph. While the two pigs are content living in their slovenly ways, other farm animals want them to clean up their area. Even though the other animals try to show them how it's done, the pigs can't seem to do anything right. Turns out, maybe being lazy isn't as dumb as it seems.

The Lockers for Literacy program is just one of the many programs Hawaii Self Storage has implemented as part of its Community Pride Initiative, which serves the keiki and families of Hawaii, including the Community Pride Fundraising Program, 12 annual high school scholarships and support of athletic teams. Hawaii Self Storage invests $150,000 annually into the company's Community Pride programs, and in 2009 was named Humanitarian of the Year by Inside Self Storage magazine, as well as Hawaii's Outstanding Advocate for Children in Youth by the Hawaii State House of Representatives.

Schools interested in learning more about Hawaii Self Storage's Lockers for Literacy program should call 836-1500 or visit: http://www.hawaiiselfstorage.net/communitypride.asp.

For more information on Hawaii Self Storage call 949-SAFE (7233) or visit www.hawaiiselfstorage.com. Hawaii's largest self storage company with facilities in Kaimuki, Pearl City and Salt Lake, Hawaii Self Storage offers 24-hour access and air conditioning, totally free pick-up, the highest level of security, covered loading and unloading, free estimates, and canoe, kayak and surfboard storage. For small business customers, Hawaii Self Storage offers a business center complete with phone, fax, and wireless Internet service as well as free package acceptance service. A locally owned company, Hawaii Self Storage was named first place in the 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Best of the Best by The Honolulu Advertiser, and received the prestigious Torch Award from the Better Business Bureau in 2009 for ethics in business.

Hawaii Self Storage is locally owned by MW Group Ltd., a Hawaii property developer and manager, with more than 15 properties on Oahu and Maui. MW Group is active in both developing new properties from the ground up, such as self storage and assisted living facilities, and adding significance to existing properties through value engineering and building in long-term competitive advantages. With this proven track record of success, MW Group, Ltd. maintains high occupancy in all its properties. For more information visit www.mwgroup.com.