Other - Charities, Charitable Organizations
Charity Storage is a 501(c)3 organization founded by veteran self storage operators, the late Barry Hoeven of Westport Properties/US Storage Centers and Lance Watkins, Board Member and Investor of StoreLocal Corporation. Charity Storage is the only official Charity Partner of the Self Storage Association. Since inception we have raised over $500,000 for local and national charities. The Charity Storage Giving Back Program is easy to administer – a storage unit is set aside by the storage facility as a donation drop-off center. Departing and current tenants, auction buyers, local residents and businesses donate items in exchange for a donation receipt. The unit is put up for auction either online or on site. Once the auction is complete, the revenue is allocated to a charity chosen by the facility (60%), Kure It Cancer Research (20%), and the Self Storage Association Scholarship Foundation Program (10%). Charity Storage retains 10% to help underwrite administrative costs. We are able to give back 90% of the auction funds to other qualified charities as a result of our sponsor partners. We are grateful to our sponsor partners who help us spread the word about our mission; Platinum Angel Sponsors (10K/year), Silver Angel Sponsors (3K/year) and Bronze In-Kind Sponsors. Together we are making a difference one Charity Storage Unit Auction at a time!