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 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, 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 school supplies in preparation for the Tiger Treasures Rummage Sale.
(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 (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 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.
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. 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."
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.
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.
Stuffed animals are piled on a table.
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 lie against and on top of a white fence at Mizzou's Surplus Property warehouse.
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.