Truckloads of furniture, household goods on sale May 29 at Gettysburg College

Truckloads of furniture, rugs and household items donated by Gettysburg College students will be on sale May 29 at the seventh annual "Give It Up for Good" sale.
 
The sale will take place from 8 a.m. to noon in Hauser Field House of the Bream-Wright-Hauser Athletic Complex at Gettysburg College. Admission is free, but the doors will open at 7 a.m. to shoppers for an early-bird entry fee of $5. All proceeds benefit the United Way of Adams County.
 
"It is a win for everyone," Gettysburg College's Director of Facilities Services Jim Biesecker said. "It also solidifies the College's commitment to helping the local United Way."
 
"The United Way of Adams County would not be able to achieve its mission without strong community partners like Gettysburg College," said United Way of Adams County's Vice President Vickie Corbett. "This project not only raises significant funds for critical health and human service programs, but has an unprecedented environmental impact in our community."
 
Last year, more than 22 tons of donated goods were sold, yielding more than $18,000. In sum, the sale has saved over 125 tons of goods from being thrown away and has raised more than $80,000 for the United Way of Adams County.
 
The "Give It Up for Good" sale has received a Waste Watcher Award for Outstanding Recycling and Special Collection Efforts from the Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association and Keystone Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America for the last five years from their efforts. The organizations recognize outstanding recycling, waste reduction, reuse and composting program from across the state. The College's program was selected for its commitment to reuse.
 
For more information on how to volunteer with this project, contact the United Way at 717-253-8891.
 
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition that includes Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate and other distinguished scholars among its alumni. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Tue, 25 May 2010

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