Big Box Storage Inc. in San Diego, Calif., is partnering with Charity Storage, a nonprofit organization, to raise funds on an ongoing basis for three charities through self-storage auctions.
Under the terms of the partnership, Big Box Storage has devoted a storage unit to be used exclusively as a collection point for donated goods. Existing storage renters, visitors to the storage facility, residents and businesses can donate items to the charity storage unit by dropping them off at the facility, 7077 Consolidated Way.
Donated goods are then sold via auction at the companys next quarterly auction sale, with 100 percent of the funds generated distributed across three nonprofit organizations:
- RePets Animal Rescue is devoted to reducing the over population of homeless animals through spaying, neutering and adoption. Sixty-percent of all auction proceeds will be donated to RePets.
- Kure It Cancer Research, a charitable organization committed to finding a cure for kidney and other underfunded cancers, will receive 30 percent of auction proceeds. Since its inception in 2007, Kure It has raised more than $1 million for research.
- The National Self Storage Scholarship Foundation grants need-based scholarships of up to $5,000 per college student. The scholarship fund will receive 10 percent of auction proceeds.
Founded by veteran self-storage professionals, Charity Storage is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS.
Big Box Storage Inc. has facilities in California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. The company also offers mobile-storage services.