Lighten Up Garage Sale

About Lighten Up

Each Spring Carleton College students donate unneeded items to the Lighten Up Garage Sale. The proceeds provide essential funds for community non-profits and also served as an excellent lesson in "green" living!

The 2017 Lighten Up Sale raised $31,000 for Northfield Union of Youth, Project Friendship, and Special Olympics! Thanks so much to all who contributed their help to make this year such a success. For more info, see this Northfield News article.

  

What is Lighten Up?

Each Spring Carleton College students donate unneeded items to the Lighten Up Garage Sale. Students donate a variety of items including: clothing, winter apparel, furniture, household items, books, bedding, sport equipment, and other fun things! The sale is held every year in Carleton's West Gym during Reunion weekend. The proceeds provide essential funds for community non-profits and also served as an excellent lesson in "green" living!

For questions about the sale, please email ccce@carleton.edu

Where does the money go?

Partnering organizations provide the labor force to sort, organize, and staff the sale. In return, they are the recipients of the proceeds.

Lighten Up supports three local nonprofit organizations:

  • Northfield Area Special Olympics
  • The Key: Northfield Union of Youth
  • Project Friendship

In-Kind Donation Request Form for Non-Profits

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