Trash 2 Treasure

What is it?

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 kinds of items are donated?

-bedding (quilts, sheets, blankets, pillows)
-clothing
-carpets
-toys
-athletic equipment (skis, baseballs, tennis rackets)
-computers and printers
-fans
-light fixtures
-appliances (coffee makers, irons)
-electronics (TVs, CD players)
-furniture

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?

As the sale continues to grow each year, we are always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in helping out please contact a Trash 2 Treasure coordinator.