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Campus Salvage raises green funds for CCU

May 20, 2014

Campus Salvage, Coastal Carolina University's annual collection designed to divert unwanted items that students leave behind at year's end, raised $2,412 which will go into the CCU Student Green Fund.

In addition to raising money for the University’s sustainability program, the May 17 sale also resulted in donations to different nonprofits ranging from Katie's Project (prom dresses) to the Community Kitchen and the Horry County Animal Care Center.

Campus Salvage had 21 PODS full of items for sale. Most items were priced at $1, with the exception of mini refrigerators and furniture.

“This program wouldn’t be possible without the generous support from the volunteers who help during the collection efforts and at the sale,” said Jennifer Sellers, CCU's sustainability coordinator. “We truly appreciate all the support in diverting items from the landfill, and through this program, we hope to teach our students lessons in a more sustainable lifestyle along the way.”

Collection for Campus Salvage items ran from May 2 to 12, when students moved out of the residence halls. PODS were placed in seven locations throughout campus as drop-off points for 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:

* Ark Animal Hospital in Surfside Beach -- 15 bags of towels, sheets and blankets

* Churches Assisting People (CAP) Center -- three bins of nonperishable food and brooms

* Community Kitchen in Myrtle Beach -- four bins of paper products and cleaning supplies

* Fostering Hope in Conway -- 55 bags of clothes, clothes hangers and accessories

* Goodwill -- 5,200 pounds of clothing, bedding and housewares

* Grand Strand Humane Society -- three bags of blankets and one box of cleaning supplies

* Help 4 Kids -- three boxes of school supplies and six backpacks

* Horry County Animal Care Center -- 11 bags of towels and blankets

* Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach -- eight bags of blankets and towels,mjl and laundry products

* Low Country Food Bank -- 86 pounds of nonperishable food

* Katie’s Project -- 23 prom dresses, 24 pairs of shoes, purses and jewelry

* North Strand Housing Shelter -- three bags of clothing, sheet sets, four boxes of cleaning products and paper products, and three bags of nonperishable food

* Salvation Army in Conway -- 10 bags of clothing

* Street Reach in Myrtle Beach -- four bins of cleaning products, toilet paper and brooms