Final preparations under way for this year's Trash to Treasure sale

June 04, 2010

University Park, Pa. -- Final preparations are under way for this year's Trash to Treasure sale at Penn State's Beaver Stadium on the University Park campus. The event will take place on Saturday, June 5, and will involve the sale of about 65 tons of items recovered from Penn State residence halls and donated by area businesses. Proceeds from the sale, which raises an average of about $50,000 annually, will benefit the Centre County United Way. This year's event will begin with an early bird sale at 7:30 a.m. at the stadium's Gate C. The regular sale starts at 9 a.m. Admission for the regular sale is free; early birds will pay $5 to enter.

To see pictures of the final preparation activities, visit http://live.psu.edu/stilllife/2276 online.

As it enters its eighth year, the Trash to Treasure program has raised more than $370,000 for the Centre County United Way and saved nearly 530 tons of goods from being shipped to a landfill. Each year, hundreds of volunteers from individuals to community groups take time during the month leading up to the sale to volunteer. Hundreds more flock to Beaver Stadium on sale day to find great deals on donated items, including a large selection of clothing, furniture, electronics, rugs and more.

  • United Way finance director Doris Conner covers brand new Penn State apparel with plastic on June 2, as she works under Beaver Stadium to prepare for this year's Trash to Treasure fundraising sale. About 65 tons of goods are being sorted for the sale, which works to benefit the Centre County United Way. For more pictures, click on the image above.

    IMAGE: Andy Colwell
Last Updated November 18, 2010