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Empowering Futures: How Our Self-Storage Business Gives Back to See My Skills

Posted by Public Storage on May 9, 2024

In the bustling world of business, it’s easy to get caught up in profit margins and market strategies. But for us at Wm O’Brien Self Storage, there’s something more profound driving our mission—a commitment to giving back to our community through purpose-driven initiatives.


At the heart of our endeavours lies our partnership with See My Skills, a passionate and dynamic social enterprise dedicated to fostering a more inclusive global workplace. Their mission resonates deeply with us, as we believe in creating opportunities for all individuals, regardless of their unique challenges.


See My Skill


See My Skills recognizes a pressing global issue—the disproportionately high unemployment rates among people with disabilities. This disparity stems from various factors, including a lack of understanding among employers, limited early career development support, and social welfare challenges. Through thorough research, they’ve identified a crucial gap: teenagers with disabilities often don’t engage in part-time employment to the same extent as their peers without disabilities. This lack of early exposure to the workplace can hinder their ability to navigate professional challenges later in life.


That’s where our partnership comes in. By aligning our self-storage business with See My Skills, we’re able to make a tangible difference in the lives of these teenagers. How, you might ask?


First and foremost, we provide crucial financial support to See My Skills, enabling them to expand their programs and reach more individuals in need. But our involvement goes beyond just writing cheque. We actively engage with their initiatives, offering mentorship opportunities, internships, and giving space for workshops to empower these teens with valuable skills and experiences.


But why does this matter to us as a self-storage business?


My Skill


The answer is simple: because we believe in the power of community and the importance of investing in the future. By supporting See My Skills, we’re not only helping individuals with disabilities overcome barriers to employment, but we’re also cultivating a more diverse and inclusive workforce for the future.


Moreover, our involvement with See My Skills aligns with our core values as a business. We believe that success is not just measured in profits, but in the positive impact we make on the world around us. By giving back to our community, we’re able to create a ripple effect of change that extends far beyond the walls of our self-storage units.


In a world that often feels divided, it’s heartening to know that businesses like ours can make a meaningful difference. Together with See My Skills, we’re not just storing belongings—we’re storing hope, opportunity, and the promise of a brighter future for all.


So, the next time you choose a self-storage provider, consider the impact your decision can have. Choose a company that’s not just in it for the bottom line, but one that’s committed to making a difference in the lives of others. Choose Wm O’Brien Self Storage, where storage meets purpose, and together, let’s empower futures and change lives for the better.