Wheaton "Give and Go" Yard Sale a Success
Posted on June 14, 2012
After weeks of collecting donations and left over items from the dorms of students, the Office of Service, Spirituality, and Social Responsibility along with four community partners had their "Give and Go" yardsale on Thursday, May 24, and Friday, May 25.
The doors opened to the members of the Norton VFW greeting Wheaton Staff and Faculty as they roamed around the Clark Center making their purchases.
The two-day event was a success due to the many volunteer hours by Wheaton students, staff and faculty, and the helping hands from Homes with Heart, Friends of Norton Library, Norton High School, and the Norton VFW and American Legion.
After 247 volunteer hours from individuals on campus and 353.5 community partner volunteer hours a total of $5012.45 was raised. The greater success is the many items that avoided being thrown in the dumpster, including but not limited to 25 plus refrigerators. There is some truth to the saying that "one man's trash is another man's treasure."