By Kiara Catanzaro, ’15
The Franciscan Center for Social Concern at St. Bonaventure University will host its first two-day garage sale from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, in the Doyle Hall garages.
The first day of the garage sale will be open to the St. Bonaventure community and the second day will be open to the Olean and Allegany communities.
Tread Lightly, the on-campus environmental club, will help facilitate the garage sale over the two-day period in addition to staff volunteers.
The purpose of the sale is to recycle old furniture as well as recognize National Recycling Day, which is on Nov. 15, said Sr. Suzanne Kush, C.S.S.F., director of the Franciscan Center for Social Concern.
“We thought a garage sale would be a great way to recognize recycling because we throw away old items and replace them with new items when the old items are still usable,” Sr. Suzanne said. “Hosting a garage sale will show the importance of repurposing old furniture and inspire people to get creative to make old items functional.”
The funds collected from the garage sale will be used in the future for scholarships for students to attend service trips.
Aside from the event acknowledging National Recycling Day, it will also acknowledge the history of St. Francis, Sr. Suzanne said.
“It’s the 35th anniversary of St. Francis being recognized as the Patron of Ecology by Pope John Paul II,” Sr. Suzanne said. “This is another effort to bring awareness to why we need to save the earth and be conscious of reusing items we currently have.”
If students have items to donate to the garage sale, they should contact Sr. Suzanne Kush at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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