Throughout 2018, AZSA is encouraging self-storage facilities to participate in the Charity Storage Giving Back Program and to conduct auctions to benefit wounded veterans organizations of their choice.
campaign will culminate in a statewide series of auctions in November 2018, in
honor of Veterans Day.
by Sherman Gillums, Jr., a
severely wounded service member turned veterans advocate, and keynote speaker at the Operational Symposium
of the 20th Annual Arizona Self-Storage Conference in September, American
Veterans (of which Gillums is Chief Strategy Officer), will also be the
beneficiary of the charitable efforts at the AZSA Golf Tournament on Sept. 25, 2018.
Gillums, Jr.’s story will motivate, challenge, and energize you to serve those
who served and suffered. One of his main points is that everyone can help
as a part of their daily life. “Life breaks everyone at some point,” he
says. “Whether it’s cancer, loss of a loved one, illness, or injury, we’re
all bound by the moment–the duty–to draw upon our inner strength … We’re all in
this together … [so] don’t pass the buck and assume someone else will help,
because you may be the only one.”
Be the one.
late Barry Hoeven of US Storage Centers/Westport Properties co-founded
Charity Storage with Lance Watkins, CEO of Storelocal. The Charity Storage
Giving Back Program is an opportunity for the self-storage industry to
contribute to local, national, and international charities. Owners and managers
designate a rental unit as the Charity
Storage Unit, collect abandoned and donated items in the unit, and
auction the unit off for charity. A charitable donation receipt is provided for all donations.
Charity Storage is the Official
Charity Partner of the Self
Storage Association and the first national self-storage industry
charity. Recently, it has also been named a Charity Partner of the ISS
World Expo, Storelocal, and
the NVSSA, as well as an Affiliate Member of the AZSA
and the CSSA. Charity Storage
enables self-storage facilities to utilize existing resources (unleased units
and existing auction processes) to raise funds for local, national, and
international charities. Ninety percent
of auction funds are disbursed to qualifying organizations. Charity
Storage is partnered with OpenTech Alliance and www.StorageTreasures.com.
posted on their platform are free of charge to the facility, and 100 percent of
the hammer price is collected at auction close. This makes the whole process
even easier to manage for managers and operators.
enrolled facilities sell the contents of their Charity Storage Unit in a live or online auction, the proceeds
are distributed quarterly to the
charity chosen by the facility (60
percent), Kure It Cancer
Research (20 percent), and the Self
Storage Association Foundation Scholarship Program (10 percent). Charity Storage retains
10 percent to help cover administrative costs and is able to accomplish this
through Sustaining Sponsorships ($3,000/year
commitment) from storage industry operators and vendors.
miss this chance to come together with other Arizona self-storage operators and
Help Heroes Heal!