Pegasus Group, a real estate investment and management company that owns and operates self-storage facilities under the Central Self-Storage brand, is partnering with Charity Storage Inc. to raise money for The Michael J. Fox Foundation and other causes. Pegasus will collect and store household and other goods donated by customers and the general public, and later sell all the items via online auction at StorageTreasures.com, according to a press release.
Sixty percent of the proceeds will benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation, while 20 percent will be donated to Kure-It Cancer Research, a nonprofit dedicated to funding kidney and other cancer research. The remaining funds will be split between Charity Storage, to cover operating costs, and the Self Storage Association Foundation Scholarship Program.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through funded research and ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with the ailment.
Charity Storage is a nonprofit that has established a national network of participating storage facilities to serve as collection points for goods donated by tenants and community members. Contributions are stored and later sold during the facilities’ public auctions.
Based in Walnut Creek, Calif., and founded in 1988, Pegasus specializes in self-storage. It owns and operates approximately 50 properties through individual ownership structures in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, New York and Oregon.