Don’t Throw It Away

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    About 400 volunteers are needed each spring to collect items as part of Don’t Throw It Away. Together, they give more than 1,000 service hours. The items are later sold at The BIG Sale in August with proceeds benefitting local non-profits. Photo credit: Marie Freeman

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    Students carry unwanted items out of Lovill Hall on campus May 9 during the 2016 Don’t Throw It Away project. Photo credit: Marie Freeman

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    Volunteers move a futon frame and other items from Cannon Hall during 2016’s Don’t Throw It Away collections May 9. Photo credit: Marie Freeman

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    Kitchen appliances, lamps, clothing... you name it, it’s for sale at The BIG Sale held each August. All items were donated by students moving out at the end of the previous school year.

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    Need inexpensive holiday decorations? You’ll find them – and much, more more – at The BIG Sale.

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    Volunteers make these projects a success. Every year about 400 people lend a hand to collect and sort items during Don’t Throw it Away in the spring, which are then sold during The BIG Sale in August.

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    The amount of merchandise available at The BIG Sale has increased so much that it spills into the parking lot of Legends.

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    Shoppers from campus and the community line up early to get inside The Big Sale.