We are rapidly approaching graduation dates at local colleges and universities. One of the biggest issues that arises as students head back home for the summer or off the the real world is the amount of waste generated as they move out of their residences.
Many times, students throw out perfectly good furniture and clothing rather than have to deal with moving it. In an effort to combat that waste, and in concert with their new zero waste policy[PDF], American University has decided to hold a community sale to combat it and raise money for charity.
The Project Move-Out Sale will take place on Saturday, April 30th, from 8am-3pm at the American University campus. Nothing will be over $10, even furniture. Parking is free in the Ward Circle lot.
Project Move-Out will support a number of hand-picked local charities. All monetary proceeds of Project Move-Out will go to M.O.M.I.E.S, TLC (Mentors of Minorities in Education’s Total Learning Cis-Tem), a DC-based nonprofit organization dedicated to “nurturing the genius” of our children by creating a transformative educational experience. All toiletry and food donations will go directly to the Capital Area Food Bank.
All clothing donations at the end of the Community Sale will go to Damien Ministries, a faith-based nonprofit organization which strives to build not just an organization, but a community, of dedicated volunteers and staff to tend to the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of the “poorest of the poor” living with HIV/AIDS. All donated furniture & household items at the end of the Community Sale will go to A Wider Circle. A Wider Circle provides basic need items to families transitioning out of shelters or simply living without life’s necessities.