“From Old 2 Gold” sale May 27 to benefit local charities

Author: Shannon Chapla


The University of Notre Dame is planning its secondFrom Old 2 Goldyear-end campus yard sale to benefit participating local charities.

A joint initiative with the United Way of St. Joseph County, the event will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. May 27 (Saturday) in Notre Dame Stadium and will feature items left behind and donated by students, including electronics, clothing, computers, carpeting, furniture, appliances and sports equipment.

The sale is open to the public, and admission is free between 9 and 11 a.m.A $5early birdadmission will be charged for those wishing to shop in the stadium between 7 and 9 a.m.There is no charge for children 12 and under.

This great program affords students an opportunity to give back to the local community in which they have studied and lived during their time at Notre Dame,said project organizer Alan Bigger, director of building services.

This years goal is to raise $50,000.Last year, several dozen local charities shared close to $28,000 raised during the inaugural sale, which attracted some 4,000 shoppers.In addition, 3,500 pounds of food were donated to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, and an estimated 54 tons of items were diverted from area landfills.

All net revenues, as well as any unsold items, will be donated to the participating charities.More than 25 Notre Dame departments have offered support and resources for the program.

_ Contact: Alan Bigger, director of building services, 574-631-5615,_ bigger.1@nd.edu

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