Best Self Storage Insurance (BSSI) Joins Charity Storage as a Sustaining Sponsor for 2020


    Best Self Storage Insurance (BSSI) Joins Charity Storage as a Sustaining Sponsor for 2020

    Mario Manacuso (BSSI Founder) now sits on the Charity Storage Board of Directors

    SAN CLEMENTE, CA, September 30, 2020 – Charity Storage is proud to welcome Best Self Storage Insurance to our Giving Back Sponsor Family at the yearly Sustainer Level of $3,000. All our generous Sponsors allow Charity Storage to distribute 90% of ALL auction funds to qualified charity beneficiaries. Charity Storage is also fortunate to now have Mario Macaluso as a valued member of our Board of Directors.

    Mario is the Founder of BSSI and a Founding Member of SBOA Tenant Insurance, the highly rated insurance product designed by and for self storage owners and their tenants. Under Mario’s sales leadership, the SBOA Tenant Insurance program has grown to be a leader in the industry and has been awarded Best Tenant Insurance by Inside Self Storage for six consecutive years.

    BSSI is an independent licensed agency providing fully integrated, turn-key insurance solutions tailored to self-storage owners and tenants. They are a one-stop source for the BEST quotes from a variety of providers, ensuring that a customer’s exact self-storage insurance needs are covered.

    Turn to the Best Self Storage Insurance for…

    • Technically-advanced solutions from well-known experts and trusted agents
    • Comprehensive insurance offerings tailored to self storage Licensing in all 50 states and the District of Columbia

    About Charity Storage

    Charity Storage, a 501(c)3 organization (Federal Tax ID# 45-3253579), is the Official Charity Partner of the Self Storage Association & SSA-Managed/Affiliated State Associations, and the first and only national self storage industry charity. It is also a Charity Partner of the Inside Self Storage World Expo, Storelocal, the Storage Business Owners Alliance and the Nevada Self Storage Association, as well as an Affiliate Member of the Arizona Self Storage Association and the California Self Storage Association. In addition, the Texas Self Storage Association recommends Charity Storage to its members.

    Charity Storage enables self storage facilities to utilize existing resources to raise funds for charities throughout the United States. 90% of auction funds are disbursed to qualifying organizations.

    The Charity Storage Giving Back Program is an opportunity for the self storage industry to raise funds for nonprofits nationwide. Owners and managers designate a unit as the Charity Storage Unit at each participating location. They then collect abandoned and donated items into the unit. That dedicated unit is put up for auction, either online or onsite. A Charitable Donation Receipt is provided for all donations. When enrolled facilities sell the contents of their Charity Storage Unit, the proceeds are distributed as follows…

    • Charity Chosen by the Facility (60%)
    • Kure It Cancer Research (20%)
    • Self Storage Association Foundation Scholarship Program (10%)
    • Charity Storage (10%)

    There are nearly 300 pre-screened charities already enrolled in the program, and more can be added if they meet the stated criteria. Charity Storage retains 10% of the auction proceeds to help cover administrative costs. This is made possible by storage industry operators and vendors who participate in the Sponsorship Program and underwrite operational costs.


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