When people rent storage units for student storage Leeds, self-storage or business storage, it would always come at a good price. Of course, convenience would always come with a price. But in Johnston City, Tennessee, two storage facilities have rented out their storage units to the Johnson City Police Department’s support group called the Support Wives and Girlfriends or just simply, SWAG, for free use. The SWAG support group had conducted a fundraising garage sale last June 26, 2015 and the 11-E Mini Storage and the Springbrook Storage have allowed them to use the units for free. SWAG had ultimately made use of the units for six weeks leading up to the day of the sale.
According to the Facebook page of the support group, the fundraising event had raised about $3,250 and it has been used as funding for the annually held “Shop with a Cop” which is a holiday event that takes place every December.
The Shop with a Cop works by pairing a police officer with a child and together, they will go on a shopping spree. There is already an allocation of the funds for every child to spend on clothing, gifts, school supplies and many other things. The children will also be receiving a gift to be opened on Christmas morning.
The Johnston City Police Department is not the only ones who do these kinds of event. In fact, many other police departments have programs similar to the Shop with a Cop.
To prepare for the garage sale and get a hold of how it functions, the police department also held a yard sale last year and the proceeds of the event gave numerous children $150 that they can spend on the holidays.
According to Amber Keller, one of the organizers of the event, the experience has been humbling to all those involved.
SWAG has been an organization since August 2013 and they aim to help support officers and their families. Through all of these, it is good to know that the already convenient storage units are also being used for a higher purpose, which is to help.