The BIG Sale
Saturday, August 17
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Legends at App State
Cash or checks only!

Bring your reusable bag and load up on appliances, school supplies, clothes, housewares and more!


   Horse Helpers completes their solar barn project thanks to a grant from The BIG Sale 2018 and a matching grant from Transition Blue Ridge with donations of $19,000 in labor towards the project from Myers Solar Construction, owned by Appalachian alumnus Matthew Myers ’15

2019 proceeds fund energy efficient grants for these Community Partners!

Food Hub

Ashe County Sharing Center
F.A.R.M. Cafe Hospitality House


Last Year we raised $25, 593.45 at ACT's 18th annual BIG Sale !!

The18th annual BIG Sale last fall was filled with BIG deals, BIG crowds, and one BIG broken record: $25,593.45 was raised to support energy efficiency projects for local community partners (list below) & an App scholarship! This amazing program would not be possible without our tireless volunteers (100+ today, as well as hundreds more from the Don’t Throw it Away collections) who started the day at 6am, loyal customers (1,000+) who braved the less-than-stellar weather, supportive department & university partners (Engagement & Leadership, University Housing, Physical Plant, & Sustainability), and even more community partners who helped ACT divert the final BIG Sale leftovers from landfills, including Goodwill (clothes, frames, & decor), App State Free Store (school supplies, electronics, & water bottles), and Hospitality House (plates, cups, silverware, towels, sheets, and comforters). Thank you and congrats to all involved in this win-win-win (earth-community-students) program not only today but for the last 18 years!


Funds from the 2018 BIG Sale were used to benefit Hospitality House of Boone, The Watauga Humane Society, and Horse Helpers of the High Country by providing grants to improve the energy efficiency of their facilities and operations. Proceeds also created scholarships for ASU students.           

A green program from start to finish, coordinated by our very own Mountaineers!


ACT logo University Housing Sustain

Items for The BIG Sale are collected at the end of the preceding spring semester as part of Don’t Throw it Away. Proceeds of the sale benefit local nonprofit energy efficiency initiatives and International service-learning opportunities for ASU students.