Trash to Treasure donations accepted starting Dec. 6

October 25, 2010

University Park, Pa.— -- While packing for winter break, students may find items in their rooms that they no longer want. Rather then cram them in the car to take home or throw them away, students are encouraged to set their old, but usable items aside and make a donation to this semester’s Trash to Treasure winter sale.

Donation bins will be set up in the residence halls on Penn State's University Park campus from Dec. 6 to 17, and any student who lives on campus can donate unwanted items like furniture, clothes, bedding and electronics. More details about where to drop off donations will be posted in the residence halls in the coming weeks.

Each year, Penn State student donations have kept over 60 tons of usable goods out of the landfill. The over $40,000 raised each year through Trash to Treasure benefits the Centre County United Way.

The winter sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 5, in 106 Fisher Hall on Penn State's University Park campus. Volunteers are needed to help prepare for the sale and to assist on sale day.

The Student United Way plays a huge part in organizing the winter sale. For more information on the student group, visit the Student United Way website.

For more information about Trash to Treasure and to find out how you can volunteer, visit:

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Last Updated November 10, 2010