2018 Inaugural Sale

  Students attending the inaugural sale in the Great Hall at the Student Union.

Students attending the inaugural sale in the Great Hall at the Student Union.

On August 18th, 2018, Carolina Thrift hosted our first ever thrift sale in the Great Hall at the UNC Student Union.

Born from a desire to reduce waste and encourage responsible consumerism on UNC’s campus, Carolina Thrift’s inaugural sale was an amazing success!

Within the first hour and a half of opening our doors, we welcomed over 1,300 students into the sale and continued serve hundreds of additional students throughout the day.

Sofas, mini-fridges, chairs, bookshelves, and other furniture items were the first pieces to sell out in what ultimately resulted in over $8,000 of total sales for the day.

At the end of the day, Carolina Thrift profited more than $5,000, which will go towards financing the organization’s future operations and creating a sustainability fund available to UNC clubs and organizations who focus on environmental issues and practices.

Carolina Thrift has every intention in making the annual thrift sale a permanent fixture on UNC’s campus and expanding its activities into other areas where it can positively impact the community and influence students’ consumption habits.