Thursday, May 05, 2011

Great Southside Sale

I was just asking Samantha at the Downtown Bethlehem Association whether she knew when the Great Southside Sale was scheduled. It's like Christmas in May for those in the know: Lehigh students toss their belongings in donation bins rather than ship or cart them back home. Then the university stages a massive yard sale with the students' donated food, school supplies, designer apparel and accessories, home decor, and books (of course).

I just received this e-mail:

Dear Lehigh Community,

As the academic year comes to a close, we
would like to remind everyone in
the Lehigh community to consider
participating in the "Lehigh Move Out," a
program that raises funds for
children who live in South Bethlehem. This
end of-the-semester event is an
innovative community-service program to
recycle items that our students,
faculty and staff discard as well as to
give items donated by campus offices
back into the local community. Our
donated items will be sold at the Great
Southside Sale that begins at 10
a.m. on Saturday, June 11th at Fourth and
Buchanan streets.

"Lehigh Move Out" runs through Friday, May 13th.
Donations (clothing,
school supplies, cleaning supplies, household items,
linens, appliances,
furniture and food) can be dropped off in Residence
Halls drop-off
locations or at Ulrich Student Center's Kenner Theater from 9
a.m. to 8

This project is a true partnership that builds
bridges between Lehigh and
its South Side neighbors. The proceeds support
children and youth programs
through the sale of your donated items. Last
year's event raised $14,000
to benefit our local community.

help us make this another successful year for Lehigh's Move-Out.


In Service,
Carolina Hernandez


  1. I helped prepare for the sale one year, testing and bundling computer equipment and peripherals to be sold. I couldn't believe how many people showed up at the sale. It was pouring rain, but it was packed. If anyone goes, get there early!

  2. Anonymous6/02/2011

    Thanks for posting the info --the sale is coming up fast--JUNE 11, a Saturday! If you need any info you can email
    See you there!
    --Kim Carrell-Smith, Lehigh Moveout/Great Southside Sale team