The MIT Student Furniture Exchange is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, with three days of open houses on Saturday, Nov. 1 (from 10 a.m-1 p.m), Tuesday, Nov. 4 (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Thursday, Nov. 6 (from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.).
The exchange is a service project of the MIT Women's League, and supplies MIT students, faculty, staff and alumni with reasonably priced household and office furnishings, while at the same time raising funds for scholarships with every dollar of its proceeds.
Visitors should also bring with them the postcard recently sent out in order to receive an additional 10 percent discount on their purchases.
Last year, the exchange contributed $60,000 to the Women's League Scholarship fund for undergraduate women. For more information about the event, or how to volunteer/donate, please visit web.mit.edu/womensleague/fx/ or contact Manager Judy Halloran at 617-253-4293 or email@example.com.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 29, 2008 (download PDF).