PennMOVES Sale to Benefit United Way Charities

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422June 2, 2009

WHAT:

The University of Pennsylvania’s second annual PennMOVES – (Move-Out Volunteers Engaging in Service)

This will be a sale of the items left behind by students during move out — clothes, furniture, kitchen gear, non-perishable food items —that would otherwise be destined for the landfill. These items have been collected and arranged by category and are available for purchase.

WHEN:

Early-bird admission, 8-10 a.m., Saturday, June 6, $5 fee; free admission, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, June 6-7

WHERE:

Class of 1923 Ice Rink
31st and Walnut streets, lower level
Free parking is available adjacent to the rink.

WHO:

Penn is partnering with the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, which will distribute the proceeds from the sale to organizations in West Philadelphia.

DETAILS:

Last year more than 85,000 pounds of items were collected across campus and distributed directly to local charities identified by Penn’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships.

Additional information on PennMOVES is available at www.pennmoves.info or by e-mailing pennmoves@upenn.edu.

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