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Annual SWAP Move-in Sale a Success

SWAP (Sharing with a Purpose) hosted its annual move-in sale on August 25 and 26, and it was a great success! The sale featured items donated by students during move-out in May. Each year, SWAP leaders collect leftover dorm room essentials such as mini refrigerators, microwaves, shelving, electronics, bedding, lamps, and mirrors. They then sell to students on the South 40 basketball courts, conveniently located by the first-year residential colleges. This year’s sale diverted an incredible 7,000 pounds of material from landfill!

Sale proceeds go to SWAP’s operating budget for the year, which includes funding for the Trading Post, a free thrift store located in the Gregg storefronts on the South 40, and for skillshare events that are open to all WashU community members.

The Trading Post’s fall semester opening will take place Monday, September 12, at 4p, and regular store hours will be Monday through Friday, 4p to 6p. Stop by to browse the variety of free clothing, kitchenware, books, and more.

To learn more about SWAP and the Trading Post, email Students can also apply for internships by clicking here.