The 9th Annual Campus Yard Sale at SUNY Cobleskill raised a record $1,613 toward scholarships over two days on Friday and Saturday, nearly doubling last year’s earnings.
The Yard Sale aims to reduce waste by finding new homes and uses for items that would otherwise be thrown away by students heading home for the summer, from refrigerators and kitchen supplies to clothing. Faculty and staff at SUNY Cobleskill are encouraged to contribute as well, donating unwanted items they may turn up during a spring cleaning. The proceeds of the sale benefit scholarship funds.
This year’s sale drew a massive turnout, with lines of shoppers extended out the door both days. Any items not sold at the sale are donated to Catholic Charities and Salvation Army.
“We’ve never put a price on any item. It’s all by donation,” said Mike Wacksman, coordinator of the Campus Yard Sale. “The level of generosity was at an all-time high this year and we couldn’t be happier that new treasures landed in good homes and out of the dumpsters.”