Stu­dents looking for prac­tical dorm room sta­ples this fall, such as mir­rors, bed risers and storage units,  have an alter­na­tive to shelling out dough at the nearest retail store. In fact, their fellow Huskies may have already donated the goods they seek.

During move-​​out last spring, stu­dents donated choice items—shelving , vacuum cleaners and North Face jackets, to name a few—through the student-​​run Trash2Treasure pro­gram. These gently used items were stored over the summer and will be sold back to stu­dents on Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Curry Stu­dent Center Ballroom.

Trash2Treasure prides itself on col­lecting and reusing per­fectly good dorm room goodies that may have oth­er­wise been tossed in the garbage, said pro­gram director Jes­sica Feldish.

You can really reuse these kinds of items,” she added.

All the money raised from the sale in Sep­tember will be donated to Alter­na­tives for Com­mu­nity and Envi­ron­ment, a local charity that works with youth to combat envi­ron­mental injustice.

In fall 2010, Trash2Treasure donated $5,000 to the local group, but stu­dent leaders hope to eclipse that total with this fall’s sale, which will have the help of staff mem­bers from Northeastern’s facil­i­ties department.

We wanted to empha­size to North­eastern stu­dents that they are part of their sur­rounding com­mu­nity,” Feldish said.

For more infor­ma­tion about Trash2Treasure and this fall’s sale, con­tact Jes­sica Feldish at nutrash2​treasure@​gmail.​com.