“From Old 2 Gold” sale May 24 to benefit local charities

Author: Shannon Chapla


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

The event will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. May 24 (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 over 12 years of age wishing to shop in the stadium between 7 and 9 a.m.There is no charge for children 12 and under.To alleviatecamping outaround the stadium this year, shoppers will be permitted to wait in line no earlier than 5 a.m.

This years goal is to attract 5,000 shoppers and raise $50,000.Last year, 39 local charities shared more than $43,000 raised during the sale, which attracted some 3,900 shoppers.In addition, more than 3,500 pounds of food were donated to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, and an estimated 81 tons of items were diverted from area landfills.Since 2005, the sale has raised more than $114,000 for local charities and diverted more than 216 tons from 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.

The program offers our students the opportunity to give back to the community in which they have studied and lived during their time at Notre Dame by providing financial assistance to local charities,said project organizer Daniel Skendzel, director of administrative services for the Office of Business Operations.It is run primarily by volunteers from the community, and right now we are accepting applications through our Web site http://old2gold.nd.edu .

Each year, numerous Notre Dame departments offer support and resources for the program.This years sponsors include Notre Dame Federal Credit Union, Martins Supermarkets, Graphie-Tees,
Waste Management, Catering by Design, PAC BannerWorks and Brinks.

_ Contact: Frank Parker, project chair and manager of central receiving, 574-631-7026,_ " parker.4@nd.edu ":mailto:parker.4@nd.edu

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