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Furniture Exchange donates $31,000 for scholarships

Following a successful fiscal 1997, the MIT Student Furniture Exchange (FX) is reporting a profit of $31,000 which has been donated to the Women's League Scholarship Fund.

This gift brings to $111,000 the amount given for scholarships by the FX since 1993, when it moved to expanded quarters. The FX is a service project of the Women's League; the interest from the scholarship fund provides partial aid each year to two women undergraduates.

"We're proud of the money we've raised, but we're also proud of the aid we give students by way of offering good furniture at terrific prices," said FX manager Ruth Milne.

The Furniture Exchange inventory comes from gifts of furniture and housewares by members and friends of the MIT community. Donations are tax-deductible and receipted. With the fall student rush over, stock is now low. "We would really love to have some donations now," Ms. Milne said.

The FX is open to MIT students and staff from 10am-4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10am-noon on the first Saturday of each month. Located in Building WW15 at 350 Brookline St., it is just steps from stop #8 on the new CRTMA shuttle. Ample parking is available, and delivery can be arranged for large items.

To request information or to arrange a donation, call Ms. Milne at x3-4293.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 12, 1997.

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