Storage Outlet, a Southern California-based self-storage operator, teamed with Charity Storage last week to auction off a storage unit. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to various local and national charities, organizers said.
Charity Storage is trying to establish a national network of participating storage facilities that serve as collection points for goods donated by tenants as well as the general public. Donated goods are stored and later sold during the facilities’ public auctions.
Self-storage operators that join the Charity Storage network can encourage departing tenants, current tenants, auction buyers, local residents and businesses to donate items to a designated Charity Storage unit at their facilities. Donors receive a tax-deductible receipt. When the storage facility holds a public auction, the Charity Storage unit is sold along with the other units, and any revenue earned from the sale of that unit is allocated to charity.
“We're excited for Storage Outlet to be teaming with Charity Storage,” said Storage Outlet's Lance Watkins. “It's a great way for our company to meet the needs of the local community."
With several locations throughout Southern California, Storage Outlet offers both individual and business storage options.