Story posted June 13, 2010
Bowdoin's ninth annual Give & Go sale was the most successful to date.
The massive yard sale, held June 12, 2010, at Fort Andross took in $47,800.
Proceeds from the sale are distributed among the more than 30 non-profit organizations whose volunteers helped collect, sort, clean and organize the items for sale.
Non-profit groups participating this year:
A Paw in the Door
Altrusa International Pejepscot
American Legion #171
Beth Israel Congregation
Bowdoin Central School PTA
Boy Scout #648
Brunswick Coastal Rotary
Brunswick Elks Club
Brunswick-Trinidad Sister City Assoc.
Brunswick Venture Crew 789
Cathance River Education Alliance
Coastal Maine Great Dane Rescue
Compassion Center of Mid-Coast Maine
Daughters of Isabella 508
Eagles Wrestling Club
Habitat for Humanity
Girl Scouts Troop 2208
Maine Voc-Tech 10
Merrymeeting Community Shares
Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program
Odyssey of the Mind-Bath
Pejepscot Historical Society
Saint Mary's Church
Seventh Day Adventist Church
Woolwich Jr. Athletics
Give & Go is another example of Bowdoin's commitment to sustainability.
The sale promotes the reuse of viable items and spares them from the landfill — all while helping non-profit organizations in the community.