“From Old 2 Gold” sale moved to June 26

by Shannon Chapla

From Old 2 Gold

The University of Notre Dame’s sixth annual “From Old 2 Gold” year-end campus yard sale, formerly held over Memorial Weekend, will be moved to June 26 (Saturday) from 7 to 11 a.m. in Notre Dame Stadium.

Beginning this year, the University will hold Commencement ceremonies in the stadium in mid-May, so the sale date has been moved to allow sufficient time for organization.

“From Old 2 Gold,” which benefits participating local charities, will feature items left behind and donated by students, including electronics, clothing, computers, carpeting, furniture, appliances and sports equipment. Customers must pay with cash and be able to carry and transport items.

The sale is open to the public and admission is free between 9 and 11 a.m. A $5 “early bird” admission can be purchased beginning at 5 a.m. 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. Shoppers will be permitted to start waiting in line no earlier than 5 a.m. There is no overnight “camping” or line formation prior to 5 a.m. allowed on campus.

Last year, 40 local charities shared more than $54,000 raised during the sale, which attracted 5,200 shoppers. In addition, some 2,600 pounds of food were donated to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, and an estimated 76 tons of items were diverted from area landfills. Since 2005, the sale has raised more than $240,000 for local charities and diverted 300 tons from landfills.

All net revenues, as well as any unsold items, will be donated to the participating charities. Additional information, including details for volunteers and students, is available here.

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