Sue Lister | June 6, 2017
Now in its 13th year, the University of Notre Dame’s Old2Gold sale, a “yard sale” of student donations that supports local charitable organizations, will be held on June 10 (Saturday) at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds, 5117 Ironwood Road, South Bend.
At the close of the academic year, Notre Dame students donate clothing, bicycles, furniture, refrigerators, storage bins, bedding and more before leaving campus. Volunteers from 29 local nonprofit organizations help to organize and transport the donations to the fairgrounds and take part in managing the sale. Proceeds from Old2Gold are donated to those organizations.
More than 1,700 people attended the 2016 sale, which raised $33,489 for the community organizations that operated the event.
This year’s event will feature items for sale from the Notre Dame Catalog Store and free parking at the fairgrounds. The parking lot will open at 4 a.m. on the day of the sale. Overnight parking is not available in the fairgrounds parking lots, and attendees are discouraged from parking on nearby streets before the parking lot opens.
Also new this year, Notre Dame Human Resources representatives will be onsite to discuss job opportunities within the University’s service outlets and to promote an upcoming job fair.