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Volunteer Opportunity: Second Annual PennMOVES
May 5, 2009, Volume 55, No. 32


The University of Pennsylvania’s Business Services Division is pleased to announce that it is joining with United Way of Greater Philadelphia for its second annual PennMOVES—Move Out Volunteers Engaging in Service—initiative. The project, which won Penn’s 2009 Model of Excellence award, collects and redistributes students’ cast-offs—clothes, furniture, kitchen gear, and non-perishable food items—that would otherwise be destined for the landfill.

Last year over 85,000 pounds of items were collected from campus and distributed directly to local charities that had been identified by the Netter Center for Community Partnerships. This year, PennMOVES will raise money for designated United Way agencies by hosting a community sale and donating the proceeds. The community sale will be held at the Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut Street, Saturday, June 6 and Sunday June 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition, bargain hunters can pay an early admittance fee for entry between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturday.

PennMOVES is seeking volunteers from the Penn community. Anyone interested in helping transport, sort or organize the donated items, or who would like to assist on the day of the sale can register at the PennMOVES website: www.pennmoves.info. If you have questions about this effort please send e-mail to pennmoves@upenn.edu.


Almanac - May 5, 2009, Volume 55, No. 32