About Shriners Hospital for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children has a mission to: Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.

TSSA’s Legacy of Giving
TSSA has chosen the Shriners Hospitals for Children, and specifically the hospital in Galveston, as the beneficiary of their fundraising efforts for 18 years, raising a total of $1.4 million. The reason becomes clear during a tour of the hospital and the results are evident in the care provided at the hospital. Their slogan, “Love to the Rescue,” is very much in evidence. Money is raised through events at the annual Big Ideas in Storage conference via a charity poker tournament, auctions, raffles and direct donations. 

Texas Hold ‘Em Charity Poker Tournament
This fun event has become a tradition at the annual conference.  Players can join in the fun for $125 entry fee.  Even novice players can have a fun time so don’t be shy if you’ve never played before.  Everyone wins by being part of the camaraderie.  If you don’t play but still want to visit with your fellow members, for a nominal donation of $30, spectators can enjoy libations and cheer for their favorite poker player, or just sit back and watch the action.

Live and Silent Auctions
Items for the live and silent auctions are solicited by volunteers from area businesses, and others are donated by our generous members.  Each year, we can count on members who offer their product or service – or even their fishing boat, vacation home, or autographed books by their favorite authors!  Whatever the item, you can count on the generosity of our members to add to the funds raised on behalf of the hospital.  


Making a Difference
Thanks to the generosity and giving spirit of our members, we have been able to donate  $1.4 million to date.

Participating allows you to give your time, your money, or other resources to make a difference in a child’s life.  We can’t think of a better reason for doing this. 

TSSA thanks the Hunt family for their unswerving devotion to this cause.  
Each year they spend countless hours rounding up items for the auction and providing volunteer manpower.


The TSSA Charitable Fundraising Co-Chairs are:

Doug Hunt, Access Self Storage
David Hunt, OMC Gate Service

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