UNCG Campus Weekly

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They’re ready. Are you? Big Cram & Scram June 4

060116Feature_RummageSaleKaitlyn Runion picked through an armful of garments, sorting them into a neat row of bins labeled for clothing, shoes, electronics and more.

Runion, along with other UNCG Guarantee Scholars and Ben Kunka of the UNCG Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling, spent five days in May sorting items that UNCG students left in the Cram & Scram donation bins at the end of the academic year. The items are to be sold in the annual Rummage Sale on June 4 in the EUC.

Last year over six tons of material was diverted from landfill disposal through UNCG’s Cram and Scram reuse program and rummage sale.

This year, UNCG’s Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling is partnering with the Daisy Trader, a program that helps offer bedding and clothing to students in need.

“It’s rewarding for me to give back to a program that helped me so much,” said Runion, a recent graduate, Guarantee Scholar and founder of the Daisy Trader. “I wouldn’t have been in school without the Guarantee Program.”

The UNCG Guarantee Program offers scholarships to high-achieving students from low-income households. Runion, who comes from a single-parent low-income family, created the Daisy Trader to offer help to others in a similar situation.

Kunka sees the rummage sale as fulfilling two functions: to give back to the community and to keep still-good items in use.

“The purpose is not to make money,” said Kunka, as he placed two Guitar-Hero controllers into a bin for electronics. “It’s to keep it out of the landfill.”

All proceeds will help fund environmental learning opportunities on campus such as Earth Day celebrations and other events.  All material not sold will be donated to Goodwill.

All items are sold at 50 cents a piece. The June 4 Cram & Scram rummage sale will be held in the EUC Cone Ballroom at UNCG. Doors open at 8 a.m.

By Daniel Wirtheim
Photograph by Daniel Wirtheim