Young Leaders of County United Way Set To Hold Community Yard Sale

The following is a press release written by Colleen Peterson, a volunteer for County United Way.

On Saturday, May 21, 2016, the Young Leaders of County United Way will hold a community Yard Sale – New 2 You – to raise money for the organization’s Allegany County footprint.

Since December, the group has worked in partnership with Frostburg State University to develop the plans for the event, which will take place from 8am – 2pm at City Place in Frostburg.  Based on a similar program at Penn State University, which works with their local United Way, the goods available for sale will be collected from students at FSU.  Community members, specifically those who will be leaving for college in the fall, are invited to browse the items.  In addition to the partnership with FSU, County United Way has also partnered with Good Will Industries, who will take all unsold items to their LaVale location.

Although a majority of donated goods will come from college students, community members are welcome to make donations directly at City Place on Wednesday, May 18 or Thursday, May 19 between 4:30-5:30pm.  Donated pieces can include household items such as lamps, small furniture, kitchen items, and appliances, such as vacuum cleaners and microwaves.

Early bird tickets are available at The Book Center in Cumberland and Main Street Books in Frostburg through Friday, May 20.  These tickets will be sold for $5 and will allow those who purchase them to enter on May 21 between 7am – 8am.  A limited number of tickets are available at each location.

Tax-deductible donations to Allegany County United Way will be accepted in lieu of purchases and can be made via cash or credit card.  Payments for goods can be made via cash or credit card.  Receipts will be provided.  All sales are final.

All questions should be directed to Juli McCoy at United Way, 301-722-2700.

The Young Leaders is a network of passionate, young professionals from throughout the region who have come together to create positive change, and lasting impact in their communities.  Through volunteerism, the Young Leaders of County United Way, Inc. is a direct extension and representation of the United Way philosophy to LIVE UNITED.

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