Furniture Exchange opens its house


The MIT Student Furniture Exchange is hosting two open house events, both with refreshments, on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone affiliated with the Institute may browse among the bargains, including appliances, furniture and housewares. An MIT ID is required to make a purchase.

The Furniture Exchange, known as FX, is located in the rear of Building WW15 at 350 Brookline St. near Central Square in Cambridge. Parking is available.

Normal business hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month.

FX welcomes donations year round. FX accepts upholstered furniture, tables, bookcases and shelves, desks, beds and futons, dressers, cabinets and household goods of all kinds, including small appliances in good working order, cookware, dishes and glassware, lamps, bric-a-brac, rugs, children's items and used bikes. All donations must be in good condition.

Pick-ups of large donations can be arranged. For more information, call x3-4293 or visit web.mit.edu/womensleague/fx.

FX happily provides a tax donation letter.

All proceeds from FX sales are donated to the Women's League Scholarship Fund. Anyone interested in volunteering, even just a few hours a week, may contact FX manager Judy Halloran at x3-4293.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 22, 2006 (download PDF).


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