Pennsylvania College of Technology and Lycoming College have teamed up to support Lycoming County United Way, our community, and the environment through a "Trash 2 Treasure" yard sale.
Central PA's largest yard sale, "Trash 2 Treasure" will take place on Saturday in the Field House on the campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology.
The event is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. However, "early bird" customers can enter the sale at 7 a.m. for first choice of the merchandise for a donation of just $5 per person. There is a $1 per bag special that will begin at noon.
"We are excited to bring this event to the community again," said Kate Pacacha, director of resource development and communications for the United Way. "We see it as a creative way to not only raise funds for our program partners, but also to involve local college students in community service and provide valuable goods to our neighbors at low costs. The added bonus is that literally tons of items such as clothing, furniture, books, and small appliances will not go into a landfill as a result of 'Trash 2 Treasure.' "
Over the past few weeks, as students at both Penn College and Lycoming College have completed their final exams and begun the process of moving out of their residence halls and apartments, they have generously donated items they no longer want to the "Trash 2 Treasure" sale.
The result is a huge selection of gently-used items, including but not limited to: clothing, furniture, small appliances, carpet remnants, kitchen items, sporting equipment, electronics, games, videos, toys, artwork and more.
All proceeds from the sale will benefit Lycoming County United Way in support of its efforts to address critical human service needs such as nurturing children, strengthening families, caring for people in crisis, supporting seniors, and serving those with special needs. Any items remaining unsold at the end of the event will be donated to the American Rescue Workers, a United Way program partner.
"This is our eighth year hosting 'Trash 2 Treasure,' " said Scott N. Lowery, United Way executive director. "Students at both campuses have been extremely generous and we are grateful that the items they didn't want to move would not just be thrown away."
The first seven "Trash 2 Treasure" sales have raised more than $21,000 for the United Way.
For more information about "Trash 2 Treasure" or United Way, visit www.lcuw.org or call 323-9448. Lycoming County United Way is also now on Facebook.
For directions to the event and a map of the Pennsylvania College of Technology Campus, visit www.pct.edu/visit.