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Community Yard Sale to Aid Haiti and Locals in Need

Published on April 29, 2010

SELINSGROVE—Susquehanna University is hosting a community yard sale to benefit Haiti earthquake survivors on May 9 from noon to 4 p.m. in the university’s O.W. Houts Gymnasium. Sponsored by Susquehanna’s Center for Civic Engagement, the Share Our Stuff sale is open to the public, with all proceeds going to the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund.

Anyone who would like to donate items for the sale may drop off their items at the gymnasium between 9 and 11 a.m. on the day of the event. A team of volunteers will sell the goods and then donate any unpurchased items to All Saints Episcopal Church, 129 N. Market St., Selinsgrove.

The idea for a yard sale on behalf of a cause is new this year. Previously, the Share Our Stuff drive encouraged Susquehanna students to donate their unwanted belongings at the end of the academic year and delivered them to a local homeless shelter. This year’s event will supplement the donation of goods with fundraising.

“The purpose of the event is for students, faculty, staff and the local community to donate unwanted, usable items to support those in need, and also to keep these items out of landfills,” said Andy Nagy, AmeriCorps VISTA coordinator of civic engagement.

Additional information is available from the Center for Civic Engagement at volunteer@susqu.edu or 570-372-4066.

Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 36 states and 13 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu.


Karen M. Jones

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