Recycling Sale Benefits Community Food Pantry
June 15, 2011
The Alliance Community Food Pantry reaped the benefits from the University of Mount Union’s third annual move-out day benefit sale and recycling project. The sale, “Live Green Live UNITED,” raised more than $650 and promoted sustainability on campus and in the community.
The sale, held on May 4-5 on campus, was instituted to empower every student, staff and faculty member at Mount Union to address the issue of waste reduction and recycling as well as serve the Alliance community. As students move out of their dorm rooms, they often throw out mass amounts of food, old appliances and other valuables. This project presented the opportunity to recycle these materials and raise funds to benefit an area United Way agency.
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, YWCA, Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter and the Alliance for Children and Families.
“We’re thrilled that the United Way chose the Alliance Community Food Pantry to benefit from our efforts,” said Lorie Miller, director of community educational outreach at Mount Union. “To see our philanthropic donations put to use in our own community benefiting less fortunate individuals and families is truly rewarding.”