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MIT Furniture Exchange holding open houses in early November

Furniture Exchange volunteer Laura Fuller, left, and manager Judy Halloran, right, stand amidst some of the wonders available at the Exchange for members of the MIT community.
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Furniture Exchange volunteer Laura Fuller, left, and manager Judy Halloran, right, stand amidst some of the wonders available at the Exchange for members of the MIT community.
Credits:
Photo / Donna Coveney
A small portion of the extensive stock of the Exchange.
Caption:
A small portion of the extensive stock of the Exchange.
Credits:
Photo / Donna Coveney

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 fx@mit.edu.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 29, 2008 (download PDF).

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