“From Old 2 Gold” sale raises $43,439 for local charities



Thirty-nine participating local charities will share $43,439 raised at the third annualFrom Old 2 Goldsale May 26 in Notre Dame Stadium.

The sale, which featured items left behind and donated by students, including electronics, clothing, computers, carpeting, furniture, appliances and sports equipment, attracted some 3,900 shoppers.In addition, more than 3,500 pounds of food were donated to the Food Bank of NorthernIndiana, and an estimated 81 tons of items were diverted from area landfills.

The success of the program was based upon a wonderful volunteer base, a generous student body and a caring community,said project organizer Alan Bigger, director of building services.These three elements worked together in a synergistic fashion to make ‘From Old 2 Golda smashing success.

From Old 2 Gold,which, this year, had no expenses deducted by the University, has raised a total of more than $114,000 for local charities and diverted more than 216 tons of items from landfills.

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

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