May 29, 2012

JH-U-Turn gives unwanted items a second chance

End-of-the-year unwanted clothing, furniture, electronics and household items may go into the dumpster at some college campuses, but at Johns Hopkins, they get a second chance by being donated to the annual JH-U-Turn yard sale. Shoppers get great prices (cash only), and the proceeds benefit the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund and the United Way of Central Maryland.

This year’s sale is set for Saturday, June 9, in Homewood’s Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center, and the doors stay open from 8 a.m. until everything’s gone. Volunteers—who sort, test, clean items and work during the sale—get to shop a half-hour before the crowds arrive. To volunteer, contact Carrie Bennett at More information, including a sample price list, is online at