Give It Up for Good Sale planned Saturday to benefit United Way

The sixth annual Give it Up For Good is set for 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 23, at Gettysburg College's Hauser Field House.

All proceeds of the sale — which features furniture and household items donated by departing Gettysburg College students — will benefit the United Way of Adams County's Community Fund.

Admission is free, but early birds can pay $5 to enter at 7 a.m.

Items run the gamut, including young men's and women's clothing and shoes, kitchen/bed/bath items, rugs, lamps, fans, furniture, shelving, storage units, small appliances, vacuum cleaners, and more.

Hundreds attended last year's sale, which raised some $14,000 for the United Way of Adams County and prevented approximately 25 tons of goods from simply being discarded. The sale has raised nearly $60,000 for the United Way since its inception, as well as removing approximately 100 tons from the waste stream. Some 200 volunteers provided about 800 hours of labor to prepare for and run last year's event.

Reflecting Gettysburg College's commitment to sustainability, the "Give It Up for Good" sale received the 2005, 2006 and 2007 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. The organizations recognize outstanding recycling, waste education, reuse and composting programs from across the state. The College's program was selected for its commitment to reuse.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences. With approximately 2,600 students, it is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832.

Posted May 19, 2009

Posted: Tue, 19 May 2009

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