Buy or browse at big sales this week

Junk junkies can feed their addictions and casual browsers can cruise the aisles at two mega sales this week -- and the proceeds go to good causes. Carleton College will clear out its campus trash and treasure in its annual year-end sale. St. Olaf will team up with the Boy Scouts in another sale. Take your pick, or pick them both.

Carleton: June 15-16, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; June 17, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; West Gymnasium.

Cub Scouts: June 16, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; June 17, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Corner of West Third and Linden Streets. 

Erin Sterling, an educational associate in the ACT (Acting in the Community Together) Center at Carleton, sent us the photo above of Beth Friedman sorting through merchandise, and others you can see here. She also sent this additional information:
Carleton's sale is sponsored by the ACT Center to benefit local non-profits, including the Northfield Union of Youth, Project Friendship and Northfield Area Special Olympics. Although donations are accepted from the community, the majority of sale items come from what students donate when cleaning out their dorm room for the summer. More than 50 volunteers from the benefiting organizations have helped collect and sort items, which include clothes, linens, books, lamps, kitchenware, holiday decorations, electronics, furniture, and more.

If you have questions about the Carleton sale or how to donate items, contact Erin at