Ah Spring, a time for
spiked fruit smoothies, lawn centric activities, and, most importantly, clothing donations! In a continued partnership with Goodwill Industries, PennMOVES is giving us more chances to donate. The group installed drop boxes outside of Rodin (pictured) and Sansom West, on Chestnut.
So stop by and toss in those old fling tanks from clubs you’ve since ditched with slogans that are no longer relevant. Sling in those sweaters you’ll never need again (the cold will never return!), or that pair of pants your roommate will just not pick up off the floor. With each item dropped, you’ll feel the inner joy that comes with clearing out your clutter and claiming to cure the world. Click here for more info about Goodwill’s good works.
Actual preview of this year's sale.
Ever wonder what happened to that fancy men’s suit you accidentally left in your dorm room before moving out? Well, tell your mom to nag about it no more, because tomorrow, you and the entire general public can buy it back for just $5, according to this price list released by PennMOVES.
The annual sale of Penn students’ abandoned items is going down at 3401 Grays Ferry Avenue from 10AM to 3PM (cut three hours short since last year—yeah, we noticed!), with free shuttle service provided to and from campus. But if you really wanna get your hands on that suit before you see it sported ironically by a grungy hipster, we suggest you pay the extra early bird admission price of 5 bucks and begin your treasure hunting at 8AM.
The sale accepts only cash and all proceeds go to Good Will. And the entire Philadelphia area already knows about it, so get crackin’!
Remember last year when we told you about what happens to all the junk we leave behind at the end of spring semester? No, it’s not sitting around in the Land of Lost Toys – it’s been sold for charity!
While we were busy getting sunburned nicely bronzed and pretending to have internships, PennMOVES was finding new homes for all our things. This year, they’re up to their old tricks again, taking our unwanted clothes, furniture, and other dorm essentials and selling them good ‘n cheap at a giant flea market at the Ice Skating Rink on 31st & Walnut.
Proceeds go to United Way, where they will then be distributed to a bunch of local charities. Our neighbors apparently call this time of year “Penn Christmas,” so if you’re feeling in the spirit of buying a ton of stuff for really low prices, the flea market is this Saturday, June 5, starting at 8 a.m. Like last year, admission is $5 for the first two hours, and then free for the rest of the day.
You know how it goes: it’s May, your flight home is leaving in an hour, and you just barely finished packing a year’s worth of essentials. You don’t have time to sell back your books, store your futon, or really do anything other than frantically hail a cab and hope the plane doesn’t leave without you.
Have you ever wondered what happens to all that stuff you left behind in the Quad/Hill/insert-freshman-dorm-here? Enter: PennMOVES. Now in its second year, PennMOVES is putting on a sale at the Class of 1923 Ice Rink (3130 Walnut) this weekend in which your leftover crap will be sold at obscenely low prices. All proceeds go to the United Way, which we definitely back.
According to UA Chair Alec Webley, there are “lots of really nice things, including microwaves, DVD players, printers, TVs, futons, comfy chairs, kitchenware, and textbooks (yes, cheap engineering textbooks in LARGE QUANTITIES)…plus adorable stuffed animals and ten sets of Twister.” Intriguing.
The sale is going down from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, but you can get first dibs on the goods by paying $5 for admission to Saturday’s pre-sale that starts at 8 a.m.