Move over yard sale! Register to sell reusable items at Niagara College Trunk Sale Sept. 10

Have reusable household items to sell? The public is invited to register now for Niagara College’s second annual Trunk Sale.

To be held September 10 at the College’s Welland Campus, the NC Trunk Sale offers an opportunity for the public and college community to sell their reusable items (such as books, toys, clothes, collectibles, furniture, etc.), while those who attend the sale can shop for treasures from multiple sellers in a single convenient location – like attending several yard/garage sales at once.

Those who wish to sell items at the NC Trunk Sale must register in advance to reserve a parking spot, where they will conduct their sales. Items may be sold from the trunk of a car or displayed on tables within the perimeter of the seller’s assigned spot.

While vendors retain all money from the sales of their items, funds raised from parking space reservations will be donated to the United Way of South Niagara. The spots – about 50 in total –may be reserved for $25 for a single space or $40 for a double. Registration is open from now until September 7.

“As part of our College’s Orientation activities, the NC Trunk Sale is a wonderful opportunity for our students to pick up items they will need for the school year or cash in by selling items they don’t need, while supporting a great cause at the same time,” said event organizer Ali Weir, student experience coordinator from NC’s Centre for Student Engagement and Leadership. “It will also help the community reduce waste by providing a venue to sell their items, and promote reuse. We encourage students, staff and local residents to participate.”

“Niagara College is proud to be a long-time supporter of the United Way of South Niagara,” said Lesley Calvin, manager, Student Engagement, Academic Advising and Career Services and co-chair of the College’s 2016 United Way Campaign. “Bringing students and the community together is a perfect way for us to usher in the new school year, help our new and returning students pick up some much needed items, and kick off our next fundraising campaign for the United Way of South Niagara.”

Niagara College is a long-time supporter of the United Way of South Niagara. Last year, its United Way campaign raised a record-setting $42,629 and was formally recognized with a 2015 Workplace Campaign of the Year Award by the UWSN.

The NC Trunk Sale will be held rain or shine on September 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Welland Campus (Parking Lot A and front field) and there is no cost for visitors to attend. In addition to the sale, the family-friendly event will feature bouncy castles and food.

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Niagara College offers more than 100, bachelor degree and advanced level programs at campuses in Welland, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Niagara Falls; as well as more than 600 credit, vocational and general interest Continuing Education courses. Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences, advanced technology, media, applied health and community safety, supported by unique learning enterprises in food, wine, beer, horticulture and esthetics. For more information visit


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