The University of Maine will hold a Clean Sweep Furniture Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 in York Commons on Square Road.
Items for sale include furniture, such as dressers, couches and chairs that are being replaced in the residence halls.
Proceeds from the sale will support the Welcome Weekend Day of Service Aug. 31. The event, organized by the Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism, is a day when incoming UMaine first-year students participate in projects to help local, national and global volunteer organizations.
More than 3,450 hours of service were completed during last year’s event when students visited 18 local organizations and put together and donated hundreds of items, including meal, hygiene and school supply kits; fleece blankets; and pet toys for thousands in need in Maine and around the world.
Funding for the Welcome Weekend Day of Service is provided through private donations and fundraising, such as the Clean Sweep Furniture Sale.
For more information on the sale or Welcome Weekend Day of Service, call the Bodwell Center at 207.581.3091.