Old 2 Gold Amps up for annual sale

Author: Dana Bakirtjy

It’s move-out season again which means it’s time for the annual Old 2 Gold event!

Old2Gold, the University’s year-end campus yard sale, has been a highly successful outlet for preventing waste and giving back to the Michiana community for the past 11 years. This year’s sale will take place on June 11 from 7 to 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph County 4H Fair Grounds. Tickets are $5.00 at the door.

Like last year, the sale will be at an off-campus location due to construction on Notre Dame Stadium for the Campus Crossroads Project. At the St. Joseph County 4H Fair Grounds the sale will be split between three buildings- housing clothes, furniture, and miscellaneous items (housewares, sporting goods, books, etc.) respectively.

“We’re very excited about this year’s Old2Gold sale” said Ian Hogan, Manager of Recycling, Solid Waste & Special Projects. “It takes a lot of hard work across many different campus

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groups to make Old2Gold a success but being able to give back and support our local community makes all it all worth it.”

The mission of Old2Gold is two-fold. In addition to diverting thousands of pounds worth of items from local landfills, an activity aligning with the University’s sustainability goals, the program also supports charitable organizations in the area. 29 Volunteer organization assist in the event by sorting all of the materials in the month prior to the event and then running the actual sale. One hundred percent of the proceeds from each Old2Gold sale are split amongst these organizations.

Last year’s sale, which saw a crowd of over 1,500 community members, rose over $36K for the participating local volunteer organizations and diverted 71 tons of materials from the landfill.

As students move out, they are encouraged to separate donations into two categories: furniture (chairs, couches, futons, desks, shelving, etc.) and other donations (clothing, carpet, books, refrigerators, etc.). These items are to be placed at the corresponding yard sign in front of their residence hall.

Please visit old2old.nd.edu over the coming weeks for more sale details.