July 5, 2011

JH-U-Turn nets $7,700 for UWay, Neighborhood Fund

It was another good year for JH-U-Turn. In its second outing, the “yard sale” of gently used electronics, books, furniture and clothing donated by moving-out students, along with faculty and staff, netted $7,700.

The event, which took place June 11 in the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center on the Homewood campus, was organized by Carrie Bennett, student/community liaison in the Office of the Dean of Student Life.

“The funds raised are just a part of this program,” Bennett said, noting that volunteers “helped to ‘recycle, reuse and reduce’ literally tons of items that might have been destined solely for a landfill.”

Bennett said that the proceeds, which topped the launch year’s total of $5,800, will be split evenly between the United Way of Central Maryland and the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund, which supports nonprofits serving communities in close proximity to Johns Hopkins campuses and that are associated with Johns Hopkins through institutional involvement or affiliation with faculty, staff, students or retirees.