Sustain Coastal to host annual Campus Salvage yard sale on May 22 at CCU
The sale will be held at 370 Allied Drive in Conway, which is the Portable On Demand Storage (PODS) company parking lot in the Atlantic Center across U.S. 501 from CCU’s main campus. Entry is $5 per person and is limited to the first 250 participants to allow for physical distancing. Masks will be mandatory for all staff and participants, and hand sanitizing stations will be available on site.
The items on sale are collected from CCU students moving out of the residence halls for the summer, who donate unwanted items by putting them in empty PODS that are placed throughout the campus during the move-out periods.
In past years, the sale has included small appliances ($5), mini-fridges ($35), TVs, furniture, shelving units, and more. Prices for items will be posted at the sale, which is cash only. Items are sold as is, and all sales are final.
“Sustain Coastal greatly values the partnership with University Housing, as they do such a wonderful job of marketing this program to students as they move out each year,” said Jeremy Monday, director of Sustain Coastal and custodial services at CCU. “The remarkable impact on this community is certainly a team effort.”
The Campus Salvage program began in 2008 as an effort to reduce waste and increase awareness for sustainability. The goal is to divert as many items as possible from the landfills and communicate the importance of reuse to the CCU community and residents of the greater Grand Strand.
Money raised supports CCU’s endowed sustainability scholarship fund.
“This program has raised thousands of dollars since its inception and continues to have great economic, social, and environmental impacts,” Monday said.
Any unsold items are donated to the following local charities: Goodwill; Salvation Army; Churches Assisting People; Waccamaw Youth Center; Fostering Hope; North Strand Housing Shelter; Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach; Grand Strand Humane Society; Ark Animal Shelter; Horry County Animal Care Center; Sea Haven; Community Kitchen; Shepherd’s Table; and Street Reach.
“Each year thousands of pounds are diverted from landfills, as these items find a new home,” Monday said. “Whether it’s a pair of jeans that finds its way to Fostering Hope, a quilt that is used at North Strand Housing Shelter, or a mini-fridge that is purchased by someone for their home, this sale takes good items that may have ended up in landfills and helps them find new life.”