“From Old 2 Gold” sale May 26 to benefit local charities

Author: Shannon Chapla


As students prepare to leave campus for the summer, the University of Notre Dame is planning its thirdFrom Old 2 Goldyear-end campus yard sale to benefit participating local charities.

The event will be held from7to11 a.m.May 26 (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 and11 a.m.A $5early birdadmission will be charged for those over 12 years of age wishing to shop in the stadium between 7 and9 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, 48 local charities shared more than $43,000 raised during the sale, which attracted some 4,000 shoppers.In addition, nearly 3,500 pounds of food were donated to the Food Bank ofNorthern Indiana, and an estimated 81 tons of items were diverted from area landfills.

Students will donate items in serviceable condition to be collected, organized, priced and sold.All net revenues, as well as any unsold items, will be donated to the participating charities.

Last year more than 25 Notre Dame departments offered support and resources for the program.Additional information, including an on-line application for volunteers, is available at https://www3.nd.edu/~old2gold/ .

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

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