Embracing the “We Care” Spirit: GU Wausau rallies, provides for Campus at First Annual Globe-Style Garage Sale.

A line formed outside of Room 121 as students anxiously awaited the start of an amazing event.   Room 121 was transformed into a mini-shopping center at Globe
University-Wausau. Career wear, housewares, clothing from size preemie newborn through
Men’s XXL, shoes, and toys were organized and displayed for Globe
University-Wausau’s students and staff to peruse and shop.  GU-Wausau’s first annual Garage Sale offered the best shopping deals, too—better than Black Friday or Cyber Monday—all items were free!     The GU-Wausau Staff wanted to offer their GU
community something special, something that allowed everyone to come together,
contribute, and support each other by bringing donations to one common place
via a free garage sale that offered something for everyone.  Students
were able to access career-wear through a second-hand boutique that Wendy
Draeger, student ambassador received donations from.  Other students found toys and clothes for their children; others scored some excellent name-brand shoes, household goods, and games.  As a result of generous, quality donations GU-Wausau’s Career Services Department now has a stock of career wear apparel for students who are in need of interview and career-readiness clothing.
“The Globe-Style Garage Sale was amazing because it was free; and to see so many people give back to help our fellow students and staff.  That is the real meaning of giving, in my opinion, when you give and expect nothing back in return”, said Dr. Kahon, Dean of Students.
The line that formed pre-sale was an indicator of the success to come; the sale was  extended for an additional week.   A special thank you to all who contributed—local businesses who offered their clothing racks, GU-Wausau’s
student ambassador group who staffed the sale and helped the “shoppers”, and
the staff who set up and then brought left-over items to Goodwill.  Despite the sale being free, GU-Wausau’s generosity was also felt on a monetary level through donations;  funds that were donated at the sale became part of the GU-Wausau United Way Campaign.
Get ready for some awesome treasures to come during Spring Quarter, 2012: based on the success of Fall Quarter’s Globe-Style Garage Sale, GU-Wausau will make the sale a bi-annual event.
Household items