This year, the Colleges’ Fourth Annual Community Barn Sale exceeded expectations with a current total of $4,783.40 raised. However, a few donations are still trickling in from around the community so the final amount raised is expected to be slightly higher.
The day-long event took place on Thursday, May 21, in the Barn on St.Clair Street, just after campus residences closed for the summer. While moving out, many students donated household items, such as dishes and furniture that they either couldn’t pack or no longer needed. The proceeds from the sale of the used items are being donated to the Ontario County United Way and the items left over from the sale will be donated to the Center for Concern, the Salvation Army, area shelters, and local animal shelters.
Clothing and food was also collected at the event and was donated to area clothes closets and food banks. In addition, HWS Sustainability Coordinator James Landi made sure that this event was environmentally friendly by rummaging through the donations and collecting broken recyclable electronics with salvageable parts.
Many thanks are owed to Kelly Bushey ’10 and Anna Hineline ’11 who spearheaded the event in collaboration with the Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning. Residential Education and Buildings and Grounds staff also lent many helping hands that made the success of this event possible.