“From Old 2 Gold” sale May 23 to benefit local charities

Author: Shannon Roddel

From Old 2 Gold

The University of Notre Dame’s fifth “From Old 2 Gold” year-end campus yard sale will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday (May 23) in Notre Dame Stadium.

The event, which benefits participating local charities, 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 $5 “early bird” admission 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 alleviate “camping out” around the stadium, shoppers will be permitted to wait in line no earlier than 5 a.m.

Last year, 38 local charities shared more than $70,000 raised during the sale, which attracted some 5,700 shoppers. In addition, more than 3,900 pounds of food were donated to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, and an estimated 84 tons of items were diverted from area landfills. Since 2005, the sale has raised more than $184,000 for local charities and diverted more than 300 tons from landfills. This year’s goal is to again raise $70,000.

All net revenues, as well as any unsold items, will be donated to the participating charities. The project is co-chaired this year by Frank Parker, associate director of warehouse and delivery, and Jack Woolley, manager of surplus property. Additional information is available at http://old2gold.nd.edu.

Each year, numerous Notre Dame departments and other sponsors offer support and resources for the program. This year’s sponsors include Notre Dame Federal Credit Union, Martin’s Supermarkets, Graphie-Tees, Waste Management, Midwest Waste Solutions and Catering by Design.

Contact: Frank Parker, 574-631-7026, parker.4@nd.edu