Annual Old2Gold sale to benefit 20 local charities

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Customers explore Old2Gold Sale

The University of Notre Dame’s Old2Gold sale, a “yard sale” of student donations, surplus furniture and apparel, will be held on June 9 (Saturday) at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds, 5117 Ironwood Road, South Bend. All of the proceeds will benefit 20 local charitable organizations.

Over the past five years, the University has raised $174,000 for local charitable organizations through the annual sale. The sale will include thousands of items donated by Notre Dame students at the close of the academic year, including clothing, bicycles, furniture, refrigerators, storage bins, bedding and other items. This year, the sale will also include some used office furniture from Notre Dame Surplus.


Notre Dame staff and hundreds of community volunteers are expected to serve a total of 2,500 hours sorting, transporting and displaying about 60 tons of merchandise. Old2Gold is one of the University’s many sustainability efforts. In addition to raising money for local organizations, Old2Gold has provided a channel for item reuse, keeping several tons of items out of landfills.

At the conclusion of the academic year, students also donated 4,700 pounds of unused nonperishable food items, which were provided to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. A considerable amount of socks and undergarments were also collected, laundered at Notre Dame’s St. Michael’s Laundry and donated to the Center for the Homeless in South Bend.


Admission fee to the sale is $5 per person. Children 6 and younger are admitted free. Ticket sales begin at 6 a.m. The sale begins at 7 a.m., concludes at 10 a.m. and is a cash-only sale. Free parking is available at the fairgrounds. The parking lot will open at 4 a.m. on the day of the sale. Overnight parking is not available in the fairgrounds parking lots, and attendees are discouraged from parking on nearby streets before the parking lot opens.


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Originally published by Marissa Gebhard at on May 29, 2018.