From Old 2 Gold raises $54,486 for local charities

Author: Shannon Chapla

Old 2 Gold

Forty participating local charities will share $54,486 raised at the fifth annual From Old 2 Gold sale May 23 in Notre Dame Stadium.

The event, which featured items left behind and donated by students, including electronics, clothing, computers, carpeting, furniture, appliances and sports equipment, attracted 5,200 shoppers, some 2,600 pounds of food were donated to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, and an estimated 76.3 tons of items were diverted from area landfills.

Notre Dame donated $51,529 in labor and out-of-pocket expenses to conduct the From Old 2 Gold sale this year and again deducted no expenses from the total revenue. Over the past five years, the sale has raised a total of $240,130 for local charities and diverted some 300 tons of items from landfills.