“Dump and Run” Benefits Kitchen

Oct 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Fundraisers

Franklin and Marshall College students and the F&M Bonchek House have creatively and thoughtfully established an annual event that recycles belongings that students no longer want in order to help the community. “Dump and Run” collects items from students at the end of the school year, sells them in a giant yard sale after finals, and donates the proceeds to community agencies. This is a campus-wide effort that involves placing collection boxes in kitchens, common areas and lounges. The donations are sorted by over 70 student volunteers. For the second year, Crispus Attucks Community Center has been the recipient of a share of the proceeds; this year the resulting donation was $1,050. These funds will support our kitchen program whereby 60-80 persons come each day (M-F) to eat a free nutritious lunch.  We thank all of the F&M students, professors, and administrators who participated in Dump and Run. (Pictured at the check presentation reception are [l-r]: student coordinator Diedre Kelly, Crispus Attucks Executive Director Cheryl D. Holland-Jones, student coordinator Cory Van Galen, and Professor Annalisa Crannel. Not pictured is Professor Rob Sternberg, who directs Bonchek House and oversees Dump and Run.)

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