Tiger Treasures rummage sale helps give unwanted items second life

5 years 1 month 1 week ago Friday, May 29 2015 May 29, 2015 Friday, May 29, 2015 5:28:00 PM CDT May 29, 2015 in News
By: Andrea Gonzales, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - The Tiger Treasures annual rummage sale takes place Saturday morning to help keep unwanted items from MU students out of Columbia's landfills.

Tiger Treasures put crates in dorms when students were moving out to make it easier to get rid of items they no longer wanted or needed.

These items include rugs, futons, chairs, clothes, microwaves, toasters and shoes. All of it is being sold at a discount price. The money will be given to Columbia's local YMCA to help send local kids to Camp Mudd.

The sale goes from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m.

"We're expecting maybe at 10 o'clock to give anybody that comes in here a blue bag and can fill it up with whatever they want for 5 bucks," Alicia LaVaute, MU Sustainability staff member, said. "And so we want things to go and have a second life. We want everything to have a second chance instead of going into our landfill."

There will be no parking available in the Capen Park area in Columbia. People who want to attend the rummage sale will have to go to the Hearnes Center to catch a bus. 

Shirts and shoes that are not bought or sold will be given to a company called Use Again, where they will be made into rags that will be used around the world. Most items end up getting bought, according to LaVaute. 

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