SUW Winter Trash 2 Treasure Sale
What is the Trash to Treasure Saleroom?
The Student United Way Winter Trash 2 Treasure Sale is an outgrowth of the
Trash to Treasure stadium sale
that happens every year in May. The sale is organized and operated entirely
by the members of Penn State Student United Way and is headed by two T2T coordinators.
For the past two years, the sale has been held in 106 Fischer building in the
East Halls housing complex off Bigler Road. All Money that is raised is then
donated to Centre County United Way. The sale has grown considerably from
its onset, and in 2008 we received roughly 3 1/2 tons of donations. After
four weeks of sorting and organizing, for the first time ever, we broke the
$5,000 dollar mark. Last year, Student United Way raised over $5,300 for Centre County United Way through the Trash to Treasure sale.
What Kind of Items Are Donated?
-bedding (quilts, sheets, blankets, pillows)
-athletic equipment (skis, baseballs, tennis rackets)
-computers and printers
-appliances (coffee makers, irons)
-electronics (TVs, CD players)
Where do the items come from?
Items for the Sale Room come from various locations on campus:
- Donations from Penn State residence hall students at the end of the fall semester
- Unclaimed property from Penn State's lost and found locations
- Donations of unsold retail from the athletics department
- Donations from Penn State graduates living in White Course apartments
Interested in helping out?
the sale continues to grow each year, we are always looking for
volunteers. If you are interested in helping out, contact
Emily Powell, our Trash 2 Treasure Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org