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Last modified: Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hoosier to Hoosier Sale Day offers inexpensive furniture and household items

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 17, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Hoosier to Hoosier, an initiative to promote the reuse of quality furniture and household items donated by Indiana University students during move-out from residence halls, Greek houses, and off-campus housing, will hold a sale of all collected items on Saturday, Aug. 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.

The H2H Sale Day will not only prevent additional resource consumption by selling collected items to students and community members, but will also benefit community organizations by donating 100 percent of proceeds to local chapters of United Way and Habitat for Humanity. Attendees of the sale will also have the opportunity to donate non-perishable food items to Hoosier Hills Food Bank, which will have several collection barrels at the stadium on the day of the sale.

Hoosier to Hoosier

"H2H is a great example of what the community can accomplish when the city and the campus work together," said Jacqui Bauer, sustainability coordinator for the City of Bloomington. "The amount of waste generated during student move-out has been a concern for a lot of people for a long time, particularly when there are so many in the community who could use those items. This is just the start of a large-scale effort to intercept those items from the landfill and generate a lot of community benefit in the process."

Built on an effort by IU Residential Programs and Services, which has for several years collected for reuse furniture and household goods left behind by students moving out of IU Bloomington residence halls, the goals of H2H include:

  • Reducing waste and minimizing landfill use
  • Providing useful goods to people who need them
  • Creating a community consciousness about minimizing waste

"Hoosier to Hoosier is a wonderful opportunity for IU students to exhibit environmental awareness while simultaneously becoming engaged in a philanthropic endeavor," said IU Office of Sustainability intern and H2H organizer John Patishnock. "The Hoosier to Hoosier steering committee has been completely overwhelmed and touched by the generosity of the IU student body, and we welcome the entire Bloomington community to attend the first annual Hoosier to Hoosier sale."

The H2H Sale Day is open to the public and free parking is available at Memorial Stadium. There will be a $5 charge for early-bird admission to the sale from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.; admission will be free from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The line will start on the west concourse of Memorial Stadium, outside of Gate 5.

Sale items will be priced to sell and all transactions will be cash only. The entire H2H collection has been inspected for bedbugs by K-9 Termite and Pest Control, and no active bedbugs are present within sale items.

Examples of items for sale include clothing, kitchen items, small appliances, working electronics and entertainment systems, household items, books, magazines, toys, sports equipment and games. For a complete list and more information, see http://www.indiana.edu/~sustain/hoosier_to_hoosier.

Sale attendees can also look forward to food, live music, and a live radio broadcast by the student radio station WIUX. Additionally, a football autographed by IU football coach Bill Lynch will be raffled off during the sale.

Hoosier to Hoosier is a partnership between United Way of Monroe County, Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County, the City of Bloomington, IU Athletics, the IU Office of Sustainability and IU Residential Programs and Services. Sponsoring organizations include public radio and television stations WFIU and WTIU and student radio station WIUX.

Interested in volunteering at the H2H Sale Day? Contact Samantha Bray at smbray@indiana.edu. For additional information on the sale, contact John Patishnock at jmpatish@indiana.edu.