SOURCE: U-Store-It

November 18, 2008 13:57 ET

U-Store-It Trust (NYSE: YSI) Storing Hope for Children

U-Store-It Self-Storage Centers Serve as Toys for Tots Drop-Off Locations

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - November 18, 2008) - Over 200 U-Store-It Self-Storage Centers (NYSE: YSI) across the country are making a difference in their local communities by participating in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program this holiday season. Bring new, unwrapped toys to any participating U-Store-It location through December to help local needy children in your area.

Beginning November 15 and going through December 22, U-Store-It will collect, store and deliver the toys to Toys for Tots local representatives for distribution for children within the community. With a wide range of self storage solutions and locations, U-Store-It is the perfect match for Toys for Tots.

"This is a natural fit for U-Store-It. Our Managers are excited to collect the toys and make a contribution to their own communities," said Kristi Gubbels, Director of Marketing at U-Store-It. "We hope with the success of this program we can participate in more national fundraisers in the future."

This is the first year that U-Store-It has participated in the Toys for Tots Program on a national level. Whether you need to reclaim your third bedroom, safely store your boat for the winter months or secretly hide those holiday gifts from your kids, U-Store-It has the self storage space you need.

Over the 59 years of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, Marines have distributed more than 370 million toys to more than 173 million needy children.

To find the nearest U-Store-It Self-Storage Center visit www.ustoreit.com or call 1-888-U-Store-It.

About U-Store-It Trust:

U-Store-It Trust is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust focused on the ownership, operation, acquisition and development of self-storage facilities in the United States. The Company's self-storage facilities are designed to offer affordable, easily accessible and secure storage space for residential and commercial customers. According to the 2008 Self-Storage Almanac, U-Store-It Trust is one of the top four owners and operators of self-storage facilities in the United States.