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November 5, 2011

Big Box Storage of San Diego to Store 100,000 toys for Rady Children’s Hospital

Big Box Storage, Inc., a San Diego portable storage company, is pleased to announce that it has donated all of the storage space needed to store over 100,000 children toys as to be collected via the upcoming “AJ’s Kids Crane” event in San Diego.

For the tenth year in a row, AJ Machado, morning show host for San Diego radio station 94.1, will be lifted up on a scissor lift crane where he will “reside” until more than 105,000 new and unwrapped toys are collected for patients of Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. The crane is lifted 40-feet above ground and holds an 8′ x 10′ platform, which then serves as AJ’s home until the annual toy collecting goal is achieved. The goal was reached in 8 days during the 2010 event.

“Despite our difficult economy, San Diegans have always shown their generosity and we’re confident that this year will be no exception,” said Machado, host of Star 94.1’s new “AJ in the Morning” show. “Something as simple as a toy can make the fear and pain of a child’s illness or injury easier to bare.”

Collected toys will be placed and stored within “Big Box” storage units during the event. At the conclusion, the storage units will then be transported back to the Big Box Storage facility in San Diego for secure, indoor storing. Throughout the coming year, Big Boxes containing the toys will be delivered to Rady Children’s Hospital as needed.

“AJ’s Kids Crane” will take place in the parking lot of IKEA located at 2149 Fenton Parkway, San Diego, CA 92108. It will begin on the morning of Friday, November 4th, 2011 and will continue until AJ reaches his goal. For more information on the event, please visit

Started in 2002, San Diego storage company Big Box Storage offers residents of cities throughout San Diego County with a storage service like no other. Their unique portable storage concept allows customers to fulfill their storage needs without ever having to leave their home or business. For further information regarding Big Box Storage, please contact the company directly at 1-800-391-4890 or online at