By Jocelyn Oceguera
Students and outside members of the community attended the Lost and Found Thrift Shop last week during the two-day run.
The Games Room hosted the event, where all the profits gathered will offer a scholarship to students.
“People were crowding around 11 a.m., right around the time that we were setting everything up,” fourth-year accounting student Rebecca Moje said.
She says the most valuable objects are sold in the auction, which is hosted a day before the Lost and Found Thrift Shop, and anything remaining is sold the next day.
Jackets and sweaters were dry cleaned, shoes that looked barely used were put out, sunglasses and computer chargers were neatly put out on tables visible to the attendees.
“It is pretty cool and there are a lot of selections,” first-year animal science student Victoria Luu said.
Luu found out about the event through mutual friends that had previously attended.
Luu said they had a lot of sunglasses that she would definitely wear and everything was at a good price.
Items at the event were anywhere from 50 cents to $3.
“From word of mouth, I have heard that you can score pretty cool deals from the unclaimed items at both the auction and the Lost and Found Thrift Shop,” fourth-year political science student Marilyn Guzman said.
Guzman says the event is a great way to reduce what they are throwing out, and that putting the proceedings towards a scholarship should be advertised more because it might help more students attend, while motivating them to buy more.
The Games Room is where students can relax and unwind after a long day of classes, and where they can enjoy bowling, ping-pong, arcade games and more.
It is located on the lower level of the Bronco Student Center, also home to the campus Lost and Found, where students can purchase discounted tickets to movie theatres and theme parks.
For more information on the Games Room, or Lost and Found visit the CPP website or visit the Bronco Student Center.
Anthony Carrillo / The Poly Post
All proceeds from the Lost and Found Auctions will go toward a student scholarship
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