Thursday, May 28, 2009

Penn State's Trash to Treasure

This year's Trash to Treasure is being held in Beaver Stadium on May 30th. If you are on the lookout for some "stuff" and want it to avoid the Story of Stuff, this is a good way to get it.

Penn State Live characterizes it as follows:

The eighth annual Trash to Treasure event to benefit the Centre County United Way will be held Saturday, May 30, at Beaver Stadium on Penn State's University Park campus. The sale will be held in two parts: a $5 paid-admission "early bird" opening at 7:30 a.m., and free admission at 9 a.m.

To date, the program has raised more than $300,000 for the Centre County United Way and saved nearly 500 tons of goods from being shipped to a landfill. This year's event is expected to save more than 50 tons of wares from landfills. Those items, ranging from electronics to shoes to lamps and everything in between, have been primarily donated by students during on-campus housing move-out.

"Volunteering is very important to the success of the event," Matyasovsky said. "It's what keeps Trash to Treasure up and running."

This is great reuse and recycle.

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