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The goal of Toys for Kids, Inc. is to continue to make a difference in the children’s lives.

November 9, 2010

Dear Joe,

On behalf of Toys for Kids, Inc., I would like to thank you for your generous gift of the use
of your storage pods. These pods have been invaluable in helping us to store supplies on-site
for the annual Grant BBQ Fest fundraisers and most importantly for the storage of toys for
kids. These storage facilities have allowed us to shop for toys throughout the year, thereby
allowing us to purchase even more toys, and store them for our annual toy giveaway in
December. Your commitment to helping kids in our community is sincerely appreciated.

Each year Toys for Kids, Inc. continues to advance its mission to provide toys and gifts to the
underprivileged children of Brevard County. Last year we were able to provide to toys to
over 4,000 kids. Unfortunately, the need keeps growing.

The goal of Toys for Kids, Inc. is to continue to make a difference in the children’s lives.
The children should not have to suffer for circumstances beyond their control. With the help
of donations from supporters like you, we will continue in our mission to make the day for a
needy child.

Thanks again for generous support of our efforts to provide toys and gifts to the needy
children of Brevard County.

Best wishes,

Juliana Kreul

November 15, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

One of the first PODS franchise owners, Bob Eales, is industry leader, innovator

JACKSONVILLE, Fl.) – As one of the first PODS® franchise owners in the United States, Bob Eales is considered by many to be an industry leader. In 1998, when Eales was first introduced to the concept of portable on-demand storage (PODS), he immediately recognized that the innovative moving and storage idea would become the wave of the future.

“PODS’ simple concept of allowing customers the flexibility to fill their PODS container on-site and at their own pace is ingenious,” said Eales. “From the very beginning, I knew that this business idea made perfect sense and wanted to be a part of it.”

In September 2000, two years after being first introduced to PODS, Eales opened the doors to his first franchise location in Daytona Beach, Fl. The following year he opened two more Florida locations, one in Jacksonville and the other in Melbourne. Port St. Lucie is home to his fourth location, which opened in January 2004.

The PODS business model allows customers to fill a PODS container at their own pace and then either store it on site, secure it in a climate-controlled storage center or move it across town or across the country. From the translucent top, which allows ambient light to pass through and illuminate the inside, to the patented Podzilla lift system that can deliver a PODS container right to your front door, PODS containers are uniquely designed to make moving and storage easy.

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In ten years Eales´ organization grew from 17,000-square-feet of warehouse space to over 154,000-square-feet of space today. Eales, working with his store managers, now serves a large section of eastern Florida that covers over 250 miles. “Ten years ago we had four employees. Today, we employ 25 people and hope to continue growing in the future,” said Joe Lourcey, manager of the Melbourne and Port St. Lucie Storage centers.

PODS containers are made of steel frame construction with an aluminum skin. The 12-foot and 16-foot containers can withstand winds up to 110 miles per hour when partially filled.

For information about PODS, call (386) 274-2378.

PODS Locations:

PODS Greater Daytona Beach Area Storage Center, 1590 Jimmy Ann Drive

PODS Greater Jacksonville Area Storage Center, 8498 Mallory Road

PODS Greater Melbourne Area Storage Center, 3101 Skyway Circle

PODS Greater Port St Lucie Area Storage Center, 601 Mercantile Place, NW

Information: PODS.com, or call (386) 274-2378

http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/view/175813

August 12, 2010 Posted by | Moving | , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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