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2013 Campus Salvage sale benefits local charities

May 22, 2013

Campus Salvage, Coastal Carolina University's annual yard sale designed to recycle unwanted items that students leave behind at year's end, raised $1,836, which will go into the CCU Student Green Fund.

In addition to raising money for the sustainability program, the May 18 sale also resulted in donations to 14 different nonprofits ranging from Katie's Project (prom dresses) to the Community Kitchen and the Horry County Animal Care Center.

Campus Salvage had 14 PODS full of items for sale. Most items were priced at $1, with the exception of mini fridges, microwaves, TVs and furniture; bicycles were $5.

“The sale grows in popularity every year, and we had more than 200 people waiting in line before we opened at 8 a.m.,” said Jennifer Sellers, CCU's sustainability coordinator. “We get all kinds of shoppers, from public school teachers to parents with their kids getting ready for college.”

Collection for Campus Salvage items ran from May 6 to 12, when students moved out of the residence halls. PODS were placed in five locations throughout campus to collect donations. According to Sellers, the sale not only keeps unwanted items out of the landfill, but it also supports the local community with donations.

Through Campus Salvage, the following items were donated:

1. Street Reach -- four boxes of cleaning products including brooms and mops

2. Community Kitchen -- three boxes of paper products including napkins, plates, cups, paper towels and dish soap

3. Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach -- four large bags of blankets and towels, and two boxes of laundry products

4. Horry County Animal Care Center -- five large bags of blankets and towels

5. Rahab Women’s Shelter -- 10 bags of clothing, 15 shower caddies, unused sheet sets and two boxes of bathroom cleaning products, including toilet paper and personal hygiene products

6. North Strand Shelter -- eight large bags of clothing and unused sheet sets

7. Goodwill -- our refrigerator-size boxes of clothing and bedding

8. Katie’s Project -- 16 prom dresses, 15 pairs of shoes, purses and jewelry

9. Fostering Hope -- eight large bags of clothes, hangers, accessories and book bags

10. Help 4 Kids -- five boxes of school supplies

11. Lowcountry Food Bank -- 91 pounds of nonperishable food

12. CCU Food Bank -- 125 pounds of nonperishable food

13. Habitat for Humanity ReStore -- several household items

14. Horry County Council on Aging -- several household items