Rummage in the Ramp sees another year of success

BY DI STAFF | AUGUST 23, 2012 6:30 AM

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The 2012 Rummage in the Ramp had a successful, record-setting sixth year, according to an Iowa City press release.

City officials gathered the following data following this year‘s event: more than 23 tons of items were collected; more than 550 donors participated; more than 2,500 shoppers attended; more than 200 volunteers helped out; more than 30 local nonprofits were involved; and more than $18,000 in income.

The rummage in the ramp is held each year in the lower level of the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp, encouraging students and other city residents to donate their unwanted or unneeded items.

Items are sold to incoming students and other shoppers at lower prices and profits from the rummage are divided between local nonprofit organizations.

Rummage in the Ramp has diverted nearly 140 tons of furniture and other items from the Iowa City Landfill to be resold, reused, or recycled, according to an Iowa City press release. Nearly $80,000 has been distributed to local nonprofit organizations through the annual event. Rummage in the Ramp had a record-setting this year, raising $18,156, the release said.

—By Kristen East

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