Fans of Storage Wars will be able to participate in storage-locker auctions of their own later this month.
Elite Self Storage, located at 515 Munroe Ave. in East Kildonan, is organizing its first auction in support of The Kidney Foundation of Canada. The auction was initially slated for Aug. 20, but has since been moved to Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Manager Anita Giasson said the location is accepting gently-used items to help make up the bounty in the lockers. At the auction, participants will make bids on each locker’s complete contents. Giasson hopes to get 10 full lockers to auction off for the event.
"Anything that’s in good condition — furniture, electronics we’ll take as well," she said. "It’s going be up to the people who win the unit (to decide what they want to do with it). Old analog TVs — we might draw the line there if it’s not really usable."
She anticipates between 50 and 100 attendees will participate in the auction, while spectators are also welcome.
Giasson noted a local bank has already stepped up to donate furniture. As well, the families of locker owners who have died have donated the contents to the auction rather than hold an estate sale.
Giasson said the business hasn’t set a goal amount, given the unpredictable nature of auctions.
"It’s open right now, basically," she said. "A unit can go for $25. It can go for $500. It can go for $1,000. You really don’t know until you get the people in there bidding."
For more information on The Kidney Foundation of Canada, visit www.kidney.ca