PODS® of Boise supports Keep Kids Warm campaign

Moving and storage company will help collect winter outerwear for children, helps save nonprofits thousands of dollars in logistics
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Nov. 14, 2012 - PRLog -- (BOISE, IDAHO) – This winter, many children won’t be able to enjoy their fun, outdoor activities without the proper attire to bundle up in. PODS of Boise, a moving and storage company, has teamed up with Kissin’ 92.3 FM (http://www.kizn.com/) to help to collect donated clothing during the radio station’s 16th annual “Keep Kids Warm” campaign, a winter outerwear drive that runs now through Friday, Dec. 21.

PODS of Boise has brought in their safe and secure PODS® containers to collect donated items at the following locations:

- YMC Inc.: 2975 Lanark St., Meridian

- Tom Scott Toyota: Idaho Center Auto Mall, 15933 North Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa

Items needed for kids include coats, scarves, hats and gloves. Winterwear should be gently worn or new. Once the drive is complete, the collected items will be brought back to the PODS of Boise’s climate-controlled storage facility to be cleaned by Bairds Cleaners for El-Ada Community in Action Agency, Western Idaho Community in Action Program and Malheur County Aging Community Services for pick-up and distribution. These efforts by PODS will help save thousands of dollars to the charities in moving and storage logistics, supplying their own trucks, gasoline and staff. Since 1996, the “Keep Kids Warm” campaign has raised about $650,000 and has helped over 1,000 Treasure Valley families make it through some tough times and cold winter months.  

“This is a wonderful example of bringing the community together to help keep our children safe and warm during the wintertime,” said Alex Olson, general manager of PODS of Boise. “We are humbled to be part of this great cause and donate our reliable PODS® containers to help collect and safely secure these outerwear donations.”

For more information about the charities PODS of Boise supports, visit: http://www.pods.com/boise_community.aspx

About Storage Mobility

Storage Mobility, Inc. has served the storage and moving needs of residents and businesses across the country since 2004. Headquartered in Glendale, Calif., Storage Mobility has 21 locations in California (Riverside, Bakersfield, Fresno, Modesto, Sacramento, Benicia, Santa Rosa and Salinas), Spokane, WA, Boise, ID, Salt Lake City, UT, Boulder, Colo., Albuquerque, NM, Reno, Nev., New York (Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany) and Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Scranton). As the nation’s largest franchisee of PODS the company owns more than 8,800 PODS® branded containers and employs approximately 100 people.

In addition to providing exceptional moving and storage services, Storage Mobility gives back to the communities it serves and supports numerous charities and community events to enrich the lives of children and families on a local level.

About PODS Enterprises, Inc.

Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 250,000,000 million consumers and businesses, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the U.K., through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 400,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 2,000,000 million deliveries and has over 145,000 PODS® containers in service.

PODS® secure containers are constructed of a steel frame and are available in three sizes: approximately 7-by-7-by-8 feet, 12-by-8-by-8 feet and 16-by-8-by-8 feet. The 12-foot and 16-foot containers have been tested to withstand winds of more than 110-mph when partially loaded. Newer PODS® containers have the same steel frame construction but are completely recyclable panels made of steel skins and a high-density polyethylene core. For more information or to schedule service, visit PODS.com or call 800-776-7637.

About KIZN - Kissin’ 92.3 FM

KIZN is Boise’s “Big Market” Country station, reflecting the lifestyle of the contemporary Country fan in the Treasure Valley. KIZN is the top rated radio country station in the Boise market with Adults 25-54 (Fall 2008 Arbitron - Boise Metro). Kissin’ 92 is the most consistent radio performer in the market, consistently ranking in the Top 5 for nearly every demographic .KIZN is an official CMT affiliate and features interviews with Country’s biggest stars. A family station with no blue or questionable content or music, Kissin’ 92 is very active with local promotions and giveaway contests.

About Keep Kids Warm campaign

Keep Kids Warm started in December of 1996 with a single phone call from a young girl that was trying to win money from KIZN Country radio so she could order some heating oil for her family. The morning show at the time (Mark Rivers and Rich Summers), had been giving away cash with a "Song Of The Day" contest the previous few weeks. The contest had come to an end but Kissin' listeners were still calling Mark & Rich, asking about the "song of day." When they explained on the air that the contest was over the studio phone rang, and there was Christian, a young girl who asked Mark & Rich this question, "If I can't win the money, can I win some heating oil for my family...our house is cold and we just want to be warm for Christmas..." Mark and Rich were floored, and as you might guess, so were the Kissin' listeners. The call generated an outpouring of calls and donations, and before that morning was over, an account had been set-up, and Keep Kids Warm was born. That year around $17,000 was raised, and the money not only helped Christian's family, but several others around the Treasure Valley as well. Last year, Keep Kids Warm raised over $50,000. To date, Keep Kids Warm has raised nearly $650,000 and helped over 1000 Treasure Valley families make it through some tough times and cold winter months. Today, the Kissin' staff carries on the tradition, and with your donations and contributions, will help more families around the Treasure Valley.
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