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Tiger Treasures Rummage Sale helps environment, local kids, bargain shoppers

Need new stuff for your apartment or residence hall? Stop by Tiger Treasures Rummage Sale Saturday morning. Every year, Mizzou, the City of Columbia and participating nonprofit agencies join forces to collect and sell items donated by students moving out of MU Residential Life facilities and fraternity and sorority houses. Last year the project diverted about 19 tons of stuff from local landfills. Proceeds from the sale benefit Camp Mudd, an outdoor summer camp for Columbia-area children run by the University YMCA.

With the payment of a $5 donation, early-bird shoppers can start at 6 a.m. For everyone else, entry to the sale is free and open to the public 7-11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at Mizzou Surplus Property near Capen Park. Park at the Hearnes Center, and take a shuttle to the Hearnes Center to the sale site. Happy shopping!

A mock living room arangement, themed Mizzou, is set up and hoped to be sold at the Tiger Treasures' Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 30, 2015. The arrangement includes wall decorations, a rug, a futon, pillows, a blanket and more.

A mock living-room arrangement, with a Mizzou theme, is set up for the Tiger Treasures Rummage Sale. All items, including wall decorations, a rug, a futon, pillows, a blanket and storage bins, are for sale 6-11 a.m. May 30 at Surplus Property.

Chairs, sofas, lamp posts and tables of shoes, shirts and appliances are piled and stacked, taking up a majority of the space in Mizzou Surplus Property's warehouse in preparation for Mizzou's Tiger Treasures Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 30, 2015. "We're so lucky to have this space and are grateful that we have the opportunity to take it over for two weeks," Julie Alexander, executive director for the University YMCA, said.

Chairs, sofas, lamps, shoes, shirts and appliances are piled and stacked, taking up a majority of the space in the Surplus Property warehouse in preparation for Mizzou's Tiger Treasures Rummage Sale. "We're so lucky to have this space and are grateful that we have the opportunity to take it over for two weeks," says Julie Alexander, executive director of the University YMCA, which benefits from the sale.

Pens, pencils, Sharpie markers and erasers are organized in pencil holders alongside notebook paper and other desk supplies in preparation for the Tiger Treasures Rummage Sale which will be held on Saturday May 30, 2015.

Pens, pencils, Sharpie markers and erasers are organized in pencil holders alongside notebook paper and other school supplies in preparation for the Tiger Treasures Rummage Sale.

(From left to right): Paige Burroughs and Abby Michel, sophomores, help each other carry a rug over to the "to-be-sold" pile. This summer will be the girls' first time as camp counselors. "It's amazing that we can accomplish so much in such a short amount of time," Michel said. "This is going to help so many people!"

(From left to right) Paige Burroughs and Abby Michel, sophomores, carry a rug to the "to-be-sold" pile. This summer will be the girls' first time as camp counselors at Camp Mudd, the community organization benefiting from the rummage sale. "It's amazing that we can accomplish so much in such a short amount of time," Michel says. "This is going to help so many people!"

Jeans, an Elsa costume and various shirts hang from a clothing rack near stuffed animals and a table of reusable tote bags in Mizzou's Surplus Property's warehouse. "All the items are priced to sell," Julie Alexander, executive director for the University YMCA, said. "We don't want to price-gouge anyone. We're helping send kids to camp and keeping this stuff from going to a landfill. It's a win-win for everyone."

Jeans, an Elsa (from 'Frozen') costume and various shirts hang from a clothing rack near stuffed animals and a table of reusable tote bags in Mizzou's Surplus Property warehouse. "All the items are priced to sell," says Julie Alexander, executive director of the University YMCA. "We don't want to price-gouge anyone. We're helping send kids to camp and keeping this stuff from going to a landfill. It's a win-win for everyone."

A seemingly endless supply of shoes sit on multiple tables inside the Mizzou surplus property warehouse, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. The variety ranges from sandals, to rain boots, to tennis shoes, to high heels and more.

A seemingly endless supply of shoes sits on multiple tables inside the Mizzou surplus property warehouse. The variety includes sandals, rain boots, tennis shoes, high heels and more.

Mini-refrigerators sit underneath microwaves by a loading dock area in Mizzou's surplus property warehouse on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

Mini-refrigerators sit underneath microwaves by a loading dock area.

Dan Meyer, a senior education major, begins to roll up a rug before adding it to the pile of other rugs that will be for sale during the Tiger Treasures Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 30, 2015. "The most rewarding part is the end goal - kids going to camp!" Meyer said. Money raised during the rummage sale will be used as scholarship funds for families looking to send their children to the YMCA's Camp Mudd who need help paying for the $140 per week fee.

Dan Meyer, a senior education major, begins to roll up a rug before adding it to the pile of other rugs that will be for sale during the Tiger Treasures Rummage Sale. "The most rewarding part is the end goal: kids going to camp!" Meyer says. Money raised during the rummage sale will be used for scholarship funds for families looking to send their children to the YMCA's Camp Mudd.

Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse cuddle together on a covered couch next to rows of office chairs in Mizzou's Surplus Property warehouse Wednesday, May 20, 2015. The dolls, couch and chairs will all be up for purchase at the Tiger Treasures Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 30 between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse cuddle together on a covered couch next to rows of office chairs in Mizzou's Surplus Property warehouse. The dolls, couch and chairs will all be up for purchase at the Tiger Treasures Rummage Sale.

Ethernet cables, telephone wires, USB cords and more lay intertwined on a desk by printers and desktop computers in the area deemed "electronics" at Mizzou's surplus property's warehouse, Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

Ethernet cables, telephone wires, USB cords and more lay intertwined on a desk by printers and desktop computers in the area deemed "electronics."

Stacks of books, both for academic and leisure, line a table near the office supplies, ready to be sold during the Tiger Treasures Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Books ranging from used textbooks to more modern reads like "The Hunger Games" can be found.

Stacks of books, both for academic and leisure reading, line a table near the office supplies, ready to be sold during the Tiger Treasures Rummage Sale.

Various models of temporary desk drawers that have been donated are hoping to be sold Saturday at Mizzou's Tiger Treasure's Rummage Sale on May 30, 2015.

Plastic storage containers and drawers await sale.

Fans, as well as other miscellaneous appliances, crowd the end of a table near various apartment essentials that have been donated by those who no longer have a use for them.

Fans, as well as other miscellaneous appliances, crowd the end of a table near various apartment essentials that have been donated by those who no longer have a use for them.

Various stuffed animals are piled on a table in Mizzou's surplus property's warehouse, ready to be sold at Tiger Treasures' Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

Stuffed animals are piled on a table.

Tupperware, along with pots, pans, silverware and other kitchen utensils are stacked on another table in Mizzou's surplus property warehouse, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Some pots were marked as low as $3.00 for the Tiger Treasures Rummage Sale, which will be held Saturday, May 30, 2015.

Food-storage containers, pans, silverware and other kitchen essentials are stacked on a table in Mizzou's Surplus Property warehouse. Some pots are marked as low as $3 for the Tiger Treasures Rummage Sale.

Comforters, blankets and pillows of all kinds lay against and on top of a white fence at Mizzou's surplus property warehouse in preparation for the Tiger Treasures Rummage Sale which will be held Saturday, May 30, 2015.

Comforters, blankets and pillows of all kinds lie against and on top of a white fence at Mizzou's Surplus Property warehouse.

Picture frames, door signs, tack boards and more are assembled around shelves and desk furniture in preparation for the Tiger Treasures Rummage Sale in the warehouse of Mizzou's surplus property.

Picture frames, door signs, tack boards and other accessories are assembled around shelves and desk furniture in preparation for the Tiger Treasures Rummage Sale in the warehouse of Mizzou Surplus Property.

 

 

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