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2012 Campus Salvage sale benefits local charities

June 5, 2012

Campus Salvage, Coastal Carolina University's annual yard sale, held recently, raised $2,173, the highest amount in the events five year history.

The event was organized by the Community and Campus Sustainability Initiative whose goal it is to raise awareness of eco-friendly practices in order to transform CCU into an environmentally sustainable university. All funds raised will go toward the CCU Student Green Fund, a grant that assists students with various green projects during the academic year.

During move-out week of April 30 to May 5, students living in residence halls on campus and University Place filled 23 PODS with their castoffs from a year of college lifeelectronics, lamps, appliances, storage bins, clothing, bedding, rugs and even food. 14 PODS worth of items were for sale, and the rest were donated to area nonprofits.

Campus Salvage is a chance to give these items a second life without them going into our local landfill, said Jennifer Sellers, sustainability coordinator. Its also an amazing opportunity to give back to the local community.

Donations included:

* 10 bags of clothing to Fostering Hope.

* One bag of dresses, shoes and hangers to Katies Project.

* 10 bags of clothing to Mercy Hospice.

* 373 pounds of food to Lowcountry Food Bank.

* 100 pounds of cleaning supplies to Street Reach.

* Three bags of blankets to the Horry County Animal Shelter.

* 15 bags of blankets and towels to the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach.

* Five boxes of school supplies and four bags of clothing to Help 4 Kids.

* 50 bags of clothing and bedding as well as four refrigerator-sized boxes of leftover items to Goodwill of Lower South Carolina.

I believe that the Campus Salvage event is becoming a tradition that people look forward to every year, said Sellers. We are already making plans for next year since we know the event has become more popular.