SmartStop Storage Donates $17,000
Donation will support Los Angeles high school band
program and girls basketball team

LADERA RANCH, Calif. – Dec. 17, 2013 – SmartStop® Self Storage recently contributed $17,000 to the Bahati Foundation’s Adopt-a-School Program. This program creates safe and healthy lifestyles for students in the Los Angeles Unified and Compton Unified school districts through bike clinics, motivational speakers, and fitness and nutrition programs.
SmartStop’s donation will help provide instruments for Crenshaw High School’s band program and shoes and warm-up suits for King R. Drew High School’s girls basketball team. Both high schools are located in Los Angeles County.
“We are honored to be able to support such an amazing school program for kids who just need some extra help,” said H. Michael Schwartz, chairman and CEO of Strategic Storage Trust, Inc., a public REIT targeting the self-storage market under the SmartStop® Self Storage brand name. “Thanks to the efforts of the Bahati Foundation, these kids now have the opportunity to gain more knowledge and experience in the world of music and sports.”

Founded by Rahsaan Bahati, a world-class cyclist who grew up in Compton, Calif., the Bahati Foundation supports inner-city youth in underserved communities through inspirational speaking engagements and cycling outreach programs designed to motivate and empower kids toward higher achievement in education, music and sports. The foundation’s GiveBack programs work with corporate partners to supply inner-city youth with health and fitness gear, educational supplies and musical instruments.
“Having SmartStop see value in the Bahati Foundation is an absolute honor and has been a humbling experience,” said Rahsaan Bahati, founder/president of the Bahati Foundation. “We are so grateful and excited to have SmartStop as a partner and we're looking forward to continuing to make a positive impact on our community.” Click here to learn more.

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About Strategic Storage Trust, Inc.
Strategic Storage Trust, Inc. (SSTI) is one of five publicly registered self-storage REITs in the United States and is one of the fastest growing self-storage non-traded REITs nationwide. The SSTI management team is comprised of industry veterans with extensive institutional experience in the acquisition and property management of self-storage properties. Since the launch of SSTI in 2008, the company’s portfolio of wholly-owned properties has expanded to include 122 properties in 17 states and Canada that are being branded as SmartStop® Self Storage. The portfolio includes approximately 77,000 self-storage units and 10.2 million rentable square feet of storage space. For more information about SSTI, please call 949-469-6600 or visit
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