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Clean the MUC Recycling Project Raises More Than $1,000 for Area United Way Agencies, Promotes Sustainability

May 11, 2010

Mount Union’s second annual move-out day benefit sale and recycling project, “Clean the MUC,” raised $1,037 to benefit area United Way agencies and promoted sustainability on campus and in the community.

   

The sale, held on May 5-6 on campus, was instituted to empower every student, staff and faculty member at Mount Union to address the issue of waste reduction/recycling, as well as serve the Alliance community.  

“As students move out of their residence halls, apartments and houses they often throw out clothing, appliances and other valuables,” said Lorie Miller, director of community educational outreach at Mount Union, who helps coordinate this annual event. “This sale allows Mount Union the opportunity to recycle these materials, minimize waste and raise funds that will benefit the community.”

Donated items such as clothing and accessories, appliances, electronics, furniture and other valuables were available for purchase at the sale. Remaining items were disbursed to Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, Alliance Food Pantry, YMCA, Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter and the YWCA.

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