Spreading Cheer, Spreading Hope: Edison Offices Partners With NYC Charities for the Holidays


It’s become a holiday tradition: Instead of spending money on decorations, Edison Properties and its various businesses are once again teaming up with worthy charities this season to make the holidays brighter for New Yorkers in need.

In addition to making a $20,000 donation to the Partnership for the Homeless, Edison is participating in the organization’s annual toy drive for homeless New York City kids, setting up collection boxes at all 17 Manhattan Mini Storage locations as well as The Hippodrome office building in Midtown – home to Executive Suites and Pre-Built Suites – along with Edison’s two WorkSpace Offices locations, in SoHo and Inwood, and its residential tower, The Ludlow, on the Lower East Side. The public is asked to drop off unopened, unwrapped gifts at any of these donation centers. Forty extra-large Manhattan Mini Storage boxes will also be donated to the Partnership to facilitate toy collection among non-Edison businesses.

Edison is simultaneously partnering with LivePerson, the online marketing and web analytics company, and the charity volunteer program FeedingNYC to supply boxes that will be used to pack up complete Thanksgiving dinners, which will then be hand-delivered to the doors of families in need across all five New York City boroughs. Manhattan Mini Storage customers can also contribute to this effort by “adopting a box” for $35, and anyone who adopts a box is eligible to receive 10 percent off new storage rentals.

Volunteers fill Manhattan Mini Storage boxes for FeedingNYC’s annual event.

“We feel that helping out our fellow New Yorkers is the best way to celebrate the holidays,” said Stacy Stuart, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Human Resources for Edison Properties. “Every child deserves toys for Christmas and Chanukah, and every family deserves a delicious, wholesome Thanksgiving dinner. So we want to do whatever we can to help make that happen.”

The Partnership for the Homeless toy drive begins Nov. 29 – Black Friday – and runs through Dec. 12. Toys will be distributed by volunteers at an all-day holiday party for children on Dec. 14. For more information and to make a donation or volunteer, people can visit www.partnershipforthehomeless.org.

The FeedingNYC meal delivery event takes place Nov. 26 at Chelsea Piers, on Pier 60, 23rd Street and West Side Highway, in Manhattan. For more information and to make a donation or volunteer, people can visit www.feedingnyc.org.

About Edison Properties:

Edison Properties is the family-owned parent company of Manhattan Mini Storage, New York’s self-storage leader and one of the city’s favorite brands, thanks to their famous subway ads and billboards. It also owns and operates Edison ParkFast – 40 garages and lots throughout New York City, as well as Northeastern New Jersey and Baltimore. Other properties include WorkSpace Offices, Executive Suites and Pre-Built Suites, The Hippodrome office building and The Ludlow, a luxury residential high-rise on the Lower East Side.

To lean more about the Hippodrome and Edison Properties, visit www.edisonproperties.com.

About the Partnership for the Homeless:

Founded nearly three decades ago to provide emergency shelter, the work of the Partnership for the Homeless has expanded over the years to include an array of services for New Yorkers experiencing homelessness, at risk for homelessness, or who are rebuilding their lives after leaving shelters. Through services that include outreach into New York’s most hard-pressed communities, help with health and mental health issues, financial and nutritional counseling, connecting clients to other benefits, and employment and education assistance, the Partnership is helping thousands of New Yorkers improve their lives every year. For more information, visit www.partnershipforthehomeless.org.

About FeedingNYC:

Since 2001, FeedingNYC has been connecting with families in need throughout New York City. Each year, FeedingNYC hand-delivers nearly 3,000 Thanksgiving dinners, for a total of over 23,000 meals delivered. For more information, visit www.feedingnyc.org.

About LivePerson

With over 8,500 clients, LivePerson is the global leader in intelligent online customer engagement. Their solutions empower clients to engage customers with the most appropriate, most cost-effective type of interaction – such as chat, voice, targeted content, and video – delivering rich, personalized, cross-channel experiences. They deliver the right experience at the right moment, on mobile, website or tablet, based on customer and business intelligence. From the largest global enterprises to small businesses, their customers trust them to deliver increased conversions, higher order values and lower support costs. For more information, visit www.liveperson.com.

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