What To Do With Your Stuff

2Ys – Your time in Philadelphia is coming to an end. As you begin that next stage of your career in a new city (hopefully with some world travel in between), you likely have property that you should not bring with you. There’s something vaguely desperate about the suburbanite throwing a yard sale, and super-pathetic about the ex-finance selling a Corporate Finance textbook on Wharton Market. Don’t be those people. Instead donate your property according to our guide – not only will you have a positive impact on the life of someone less fortunate, you will find out system simply more convenient.

FURNITURE: Give your furniture to Habit for Humanity. It’s a great (tax deductible!) cause – and even better, Habit will come to your home and pick up your property! Click DONATE FURNITURE TO HABITAT to register for a pick if you are reading this online, or, if you are reading this in print, email magda.drobnicki.wg16@wharton.upenn.edu (full-disclosure: Magda is Canadian) for the signup form.

EVERYTHING ELSE: Donate to Philly Aids Thrift shop (full-disclosure: Matt got hooked on Konmarie and donated 85% of his property there).. The bigger store is located at 710 S. 5th ST, and their is a smaller shop at 12th and Pine and is generally super-hipt, with lots of interesting stuff available for purchase. April 15-17th they are having sales and snacks to celebrate surpassing $1.5 million in donations to to Philly area HIV service organizations, so check it out! For questions on dropping off your stuff, contact them at 215.922.3186.

As we graduate this amazing place, we reflect and see how privileged we are. Giving back seems in order – and giving away our stuff seems a convenient way to do so.

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