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Mount Union to Host 10th Annual Trash to Treasure Sale

May 14, 2018

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The University of Mount Union will host its tenth annual Trash to Treasure Sale in support of community projects May 17 and 18.

The sale will feature more than 1,000 items donated by the University and its students, including couches, beds, desks and other pieces of furniture. In addition, the sale will include clothing and shoes, office supplies, housewares, décor and more.

Annually coordinated by the Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement at Mount Union, funds from the sale will benefit Pay it Forward, a program that allows college students the opportunity to learn about area agencies and non-profit organizations. Money raised from the sale will ultimately benefit local non-profits through Pay it Forward.

The Trash to Treasure sale not only benefits the campus and community, but the environment as well. The sale deters from items ending up in a landfill and promotes sustainability at Mount Union.

“The sale allows us to keep items from being hauled to a landfill and instead gets them in the hands of community members who will make good use of them,” said Jim Rhodes, assistant director of the Physical Plant at Mount Union. “This is a win for everyone, and Physical Plant is proud to work toward sustainability and support efforts that give back to our community.”

This year’s sale will take place on Thursday, May 17 from noon to 6 p.m. and Friday, May 18 from 8 a.m. to noon at Mount Union’s Physical Plant, 906 S. Union Avenue. The sale is open to the public during the hours listed. There are no presales.

Questions about the sale or Pay it Forward program should be directed to Abby Honaker Schroeder, director of the Regula Center, at or (330) 829-8168.