Some of the most “disgusting” things are thrown out, Sinche said. “It’s kind of a grimy job at the beginning, but we know why we’re doing it.”
Food goes to the campus food pantry, Sinche said, adding later that last year the effort contributed more than 100 boxes of food to local organizations. Some items are donated to three nonprofit organizations: the Baltimore Teacher Swap, Healthcare for the Homeless and Project PLASE.
The rest is sold at the yard sale, Sinche said.
Most of the items are clothing. This year, she said a 16-foot storage pod, at least 8 or 9 feet tall, is filled three-quarters of the way to the ceiling with piles of clothing.
With so much clothing, Sinche said it is sold at deep discounts: 50 cents for shirts, $2 for jackets, a dollar for pants. Last year, the event raised about $1,500 for Towson nonprofit Prologue Inc., she said.
Funds benefit Baltimore Station, a recovery community for veterans in Sharp-Leadenhall.