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Residence Hall Rummage Sale to Benefit Food Shelf

The fifth annual SUNY Plattsburgh residence hall rummage sale will be held Tuesday, May 17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Algonquin Dining Hall.

The first hour will be open to campus employees and students only. ID will be checked at the door. The public is welcome from noon to 6 p.m. 

Every year, students leave behind rugs, bedding, clothing, household items, furniture, electronics, non-perishable food and more. Five years ago, Cori Jackson, director of the Center for Student Involvement, and her staff came up with the idea of the rummage sale.

“Prior to that, this stuff ended up in Dumpsters, which would then be carted off to the landfill,” Jackson said. “It was a huge waste and an expense for us to haul. We decided it was better to keep this stuff out of the landfill when it can be of use to someone else.”

Proceeds from the sale of the cast-offs and the non-perishable foodstuffs are donated to the Interfaith Food Shelf. The Items not sold have been donated in the past to the Salvation Army. Items are sold "as-is." Cash and checks are accepted.

“We have raised $8,325 to date and donated thousands of pounds of non-perishable food in addition to monetary donations,” Jackson said. “It’s the ultimate form of recycling. Employees, students and community members can find things they can use for a good price, and the food shelf gets a donation.”

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