Several dozen local charities will share close to $28,000 raised at the inauguralFrom Old 2 Goldcampus yard sale held on May 21 in the stadium at the University of Notre Dame.
Organizers surpassed their goal of $25,000 during the event, which was a joint initiative with theUnited WayofSt. JosephCounty, and featured items left behind and donated by students living on and off campus.
The success of the program was based upon a wonderful volunteer base, a generous student body and a caring community,said project organizer Alan Bigger, director of building services.These three elements worked together in a synergistic fashion to make From Old 2 Golda smashing success!
In addition, 3,500 pounds of food was donated to the Food Bank ofNorthern Indiana, and an estimated 54 tons of items was diverted from area landfills (well beyond the goal of 35 tons).Virtually everything featured in the sale was either purchased by the nearly 4,000 shoppers or later donated to local charities.
More than 25 campus departments offered support and resources for the program.