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Michael's Angel Paws Receives $4K Donation

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 9:05 AM | Remy Mcuistion (Administrator)


Charity Storage 

2101 W. Peoria Ave, #100

Phoenix, AZ 85029

(844) 945-3387

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Sean Funk

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Direct: (480) 757-6026

(November 9, 2023) — Phoenix, AZ. Charity Storage, an official Self Storage Association (SSA)​ Partner, is pleased to announce the success of the Paws & Relax event at the SSA 2023 Fall Conference & Trade Show. Thanks to the generous sponsors, both Charity Storage​ and Michael’s Angel Paws​ had the opportunity to engage with self storage professionals and bring awareness to the important causes they champion, and Michael’s Angel Paws received $4,000 in unrestricted funds to support dog training and therapy. 

The Paws & Relax event offered attendees at the SSA conference in Las Vegas, Nevada access to complimentary pet therapy sessions and a wellness area. This relaxing initiative allowed self storage professionals the opportunity to unwind, recharge and rejuvenate by staying hydrated, indulging in massages and enjoying the company of dogs at the “Puppy Petting Station.” This event offered attendees not only a chance to de-stress but to learn more about how Michael’s Angel Paws, a Nevada-based nonprofit organization, supports individuals in attaining hope, independence and the freedom to live their lives with the companionship of a fully-trained service dog. 

The Paws & Relax event was kindly sponsored by the Self Storage Association​, OpenTech Alliance​, Kings III​, Storable​, Charity Storage​, Miller Buildings, Inc.​ and Heartland Building Group​. 

“We were thrilled to see so many self storage professionals stop by the Paws & Relax booth at this year’s SSA Conference and Trade Show,” shared Robert Chiti, Chief Executive Officer of OpenTech Alliance and Chairman of the Charity Storage Board of Director’s. “The success of this event highlights the continued commitment and collective efforts of the Self Storage Association and the organizations that make up the industry to making our communities better. We will always look for ways to partner with and sponsor like-minded charitable organizations, like Michael’s Angel Paws, at future SSA events.”

Mario Macaluso, Program Manager and Board Member at Charity Storage, also shared his thoughts on Charity Storage’s partnership and collaboration with Michael’s Angel Paws:

“Partnering with SSA and Michael’s Angel Paws year-after-year to bring this event to the SSA Conference & Trade Show is a perfect opportunity for Charity Storage to both raise awareness and support for a great local cause, and show self storage operators how we can help them leverage their operation to give back to charities in their local communities.” 

To learn more about Michael’s Angel Paws and their incredible work, please visit their website at For more information on Charity Storage and how you can get involved, please visit our website at

About Charity Storage 

An official charity of the self storage industry, Charity Storage utilizes self storage auctions to raise money for charitable causes. Participating facilities establish donation drop-off centers at their storage facilities and work hard to engage their community to collect donations and raise funds for local non-profits through their storage auctions. 

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