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College’s Leave Green Sale Offers Bargains, Reduces Waste

OSWEGO — SUNY Oswego’s three-day Leave Green garage sale, May 18 to 20, offers bargains to members of the community while also reducing the amount of items students have to leave and supporting a local cause.

SUNY Oswego's Leave Green garage sale, May 18 to 20 in Swetman Gym, offers a large selection of bargains to community shoppers. Students who are unable to take items home when moving donate the wide variety of items in good condition.
SUNY Oswego’s Leave Green garage sale, May 18 to 20 in Swetman Gym, offers a large selection of bargains to community shoppers. Students who are unable to take items home when moving donate the wide variety of items in good condition.

Featuring furniture, electronics, games, housewares, kitchen wares, books, CDs, clothing and much more, the sale will take place in Swetman Gym in Marano Campus Center from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 18; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 19; and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 20.

Displayed in usable condition, these items are donated by students, mostly those who live on campus. Leave Green offers a better option for students who are unable to bring these belongings home, rather than throwing away good and usable items.

Organizers said they have collected as much as seven tons of items for previous sales, with volunteers sorting the goods and putting them on tables arrayed throughout Swetman Gym.

Proceeds benefit the local People Against Poverty program, coordinated by the college’s Newman Center.