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Lighten Up Garage Sale

Each year, Carleton's Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) partners with three local non-profit organizations - Project Friendship, Northfield Special Olympics and Key Union of Youth - to organize the annual Lighten Up Garage Sale. In 2017, we raised $31,000 for these three non-profits. At the end of each academic year, sites are set up across campus to collect unwanted items from students as they prepare to move out of the residence halls.  A staggering number of items are collected each year and although the sale provides a way to reuse these items instead of sending them to the landfill, it is also a sobering reminder of how much we consume.  Carleton encourages new and returning students to carefully consider what they truly need and to avoid buying or bringing extra items to campus.

Click here to see a short video about Carleton's annual Lighten Up sale, sponsored by the Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE).