More than $12,000 was raised for two charities during the Georgia Self Storage Association (GASSA) and South Carolina Self Storage Association (SCSSA) Oct. 9-11 joint conference. The record-breaking funds were generated through live and silent auctions comprised of donated physical goods, trips and more, according to a press release.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Let There Be Mom will each receive just over $6,200. Children’s Healthcare is a nonprofit dedicated to caring for children and teens battling blood disorders and cancer. Based in Greenville, South Carolina, Let There Be Mom is a nonprofit that provides support to parents who are battling a life-threatening illness.
“The SCSSA is overjoyed with this year’s auction. We are blessed to be part of such an amazing industry made up of such generous individuals,” said Stephanie Winfree, vice president of education for the SCSSA board of directors.
“I am so overwhelmed by the generosity of our vendors that donate such amazing items year after year, and by the bidders who made this year the most successful auction to date,” added Sarah Beth Johnson, a GASSA board member and sales director for Universal Storage Group, a third-party management firm.
Donations for the 2023 event can be directed to GASSA.
GASSA is a nonprofit serving self-storage managers, owners and vendors in Georgia and the Southeast. It provides a forum for education, networking, legislative advocacy and industry growth.
SCSSA aims to continually improve the quality of the self-storage industry in South Carolina by providing members with opportunities for education, research, discussion and information sharing.