Hobart and William Smith Colleges are making preparations for the annual end of the year “HWS Community Barn Sale” which will take place from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 21 in the Barn on St. Clair Street.
Begun three years ago, the sale features items that departing HWS students no longer need such as furniture, appliances, lamps, kitchen items, rugs and other household belongings. This year’s effort is headed up by William Smith junior Kelly Bushey and sophomore Anna Hineline, who are working with the Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning (CCESL).
Last year more than $4,000 was raised for area agencies, primarily through the Ontario County United Way. The collection also includes a clothing and food drive which goes directly to area clothes closets and food banks.
In addition, organizers are working with James Landi, sustainability coordinator at HWS, to help collect electronic waste –items that no longer work but can be recycled and salvaged for parts. These items include (but is not limited to) televisions, computers, VCRs, and batteries.
To help with traffic, shoppers are asked to park in the lot on St. Clair and walk across the street to the Barn. After shoppers have made their purchases they will be able to drive to the Barn to pick up large items. For further information please contact the CCESL at (315) 781-3825.