Tenth Annual Give & Go Sale June 11
Story posted June 06, 2011
The annual Give & Go sale, offering everything from TVs and mini-refrigerators to bikes and designer duds, will open for business Saturday, June 11, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fort Andross. The sale is open to the public.
The sale, now in its tenth year, comprises clothing, bikes, housewares — items that students no longer need or don't want to lug back home. Everything is cleaned and, when necessary, tested to make sure it functions.
Items are then sold at prices well below market value at one of the largest yard sales in the state. Sales are by cash or check; cashiers are not set up to handle credit or debit cards.
Net proceeds from the sale are distributed to participating non-profits based on the number of hours they have volunteered for the event. Since 2002 the sale has distributed more than $282,800 to participating non-profits in the greater Brunswick area.
Unopened food and toiletries are also collected. Over the years, the sale has donated hundreds of pounds of goods to the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program Food Pantry and plans to continue that tradition this year.
Non-profit groups participating this year:
Give & Go Presale for Bowdoin Community
The presale for current Bowdoin students, faculty and staff, and Give & Go volunteers will be held 4-6 p.m., Thursday, June 9, at Fort Andross.
*Bowdoin ID or Give & Go badge required for admission to presale.
A Paw in the Door
American Legion Auxiliary
Beth Israel Congregation
Bowdoin Central School PTA
Boy Scouts 648
Brunswick Coastal Rotary
Brunswick-Trinidad Sister City Assoc.
Compassion Center of Mid-Coast Maine
Coastal Maine Great Dane Rescue
Daughters of Isabella #508
Maine Voc 10-DECA
Eagles Wrestling Club
Habitat for Humanity
Midcoast Triathlon Club
Mid Coast Presbyterian Church
Odyssey of the Mind Bath
Seventh Day Adventists
Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick
Venture Crew 789
Woolwich Junior Athletics
Another example of Bowdoin's commitment to sustainability, Give & Go promotes the reuse of viable items and spares them from the landfill — all while helping non-profit organizations in the community.
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