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Local Non-Profits Invited to Benefit from "Dump & Run 2005"

Story posted March 18, 2005

Bowdoin College invites volunteers from local non-profit organizations to participate in this June's "Dump and Run" sale, and raise funds for their organizations in the process.

As part of Bowdoin's efforts to increase on-campus waste reduction and reuse of materials, the Sustainable Bowdoin Office will again sponsor its end-of-the-school-year "move out yard sale," known as Dump and Run. This event involves collecting unwanted furniture, electrical appliances, and other items during student move-out, and then selling the items in a public yard sale, to be held this year on Saturday, June 11.

After covering expenses such as newspaper advertising and truck rental, Bowdoin will distribute all remaining proceeds from the sale to those local non-profit organizations that provide volunteers to help with the event. The proceeds will be divided based on the total number of hours worked by each organization.

Last year's Dump and Run sale raised $23,000.

Requiring over 200 workers to staff 24 eight-hour days, Dump and Run is a large operation, and volunteers from local non-profit organizations have proven to be critical to the sale's success.

Workers will be needed to collect items from student housing and designated Dump and Run collection sites, deliver items to Dayton Arena, sort and price items, staff sales tables, assist with purchases, and clean up. Heavy lifting may be required for some tasks.

Volunteers are needed for shifts May 19-June 2 and June 4-12.

The deadline to sign up is May 1.

For more information, contact Keisha Payson, coordinator for a Sustainable Bowdoin, at 725-3086 or

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