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NU: Community garage sale raises $2,300 in support of mission programs


Fri, Jul 29th 2016 09:50 am
NU's `2 Good 2 Toss` participants.
NU's "2 Good 2 Toss" participants.

"2 Good 2 Toss," a Niagara University service program intended to keep reusable items out of landfills, raised $2,334.20 this May for the office of campus ministry and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

For the fourth straight year, members of NU's Vincentian mission certificate program invited students (and employees) to donate items rather than toss them into Dumpsters or leave them behind as the rush to summer break begins. The items were then sold at a community garage sale that took place on campus May 18-19.

The initiative has raised nearly $7,500 since being instituted.

"We are so thankful for the support of the individuals who continue to make '2 Good 2 Toss' a resounding success," noted the Rev. Kevin G. Creagh, C.M., NU's vice president for university mission and ministry. "The variety of mission-critical programs that we are able to offer to the community is due, in large part, to enterprising efforts like these."

Individuals who coordinated this year's "2 Good 2 Toss" program included: Michael Beam, Tom Burns, Creagh, Michael Freedman, Sharon Green, Jason Jakubowski, Michael Jeswald, Beverly Junevic, Patricia McIntosh, Howard Morgan, Virginia Pasceri, Ashley Serwon, Jill Shuey, Mike Skowronski, Teresa Slipko, Michele Smith, John Spanbauer, Jean Spence, Jay Stockslader, Robert Swanson, David Taylor, Kurt Von Voetsch and Lori Zimpfer.

To learn more about Niagara University, visit www.niagara.edu.

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