WITH THE FAILING ECONOMY, STUDENTS AT OHIO UNIVERSITY ARE PUTTING NEW MEANING TO THE IDEA OF "HAND-ME-DOWNS." JOURNALISM 350 REPORTER PAT HENDERSON HAS MORE ON THE STORY.
[TAKE PKG NAME: free store girl DURATION:1:27]
"WHY BUY NEW WHEN YOU CAN GET SOMEONE ELSE'S OLD STUFF FOR FREE?" THAT'S THE ATTITUDE OF A GROUP OF STUDENTS AT OHIO UNIVERSITY. THE "FREE STORE" STUDENT ORGANIZATION SETS UP SHOP AND GIVES AWAY DONATIONS TWICE A MONTH. ONE MEMBER SAYS IT'S REALLY ABOUT BRINGING STUDENTS TOGETHER TO HELP EACH OTHER ...
TAKE NAME: free store girl DURATION:0:14] <its really just a way to help other students out, its going - you know what, we can do this by ourselves. We don't need your help or anybody else. It's just a place to ... Share.>
SOME STUDENTS SEE IT AS A WAY TO SAVE MONEY WHEN THEY DON'T HAVE MUCH ...
[TAKE NAME: free store student DURATION:0:11] <I think that the prices of clothes are kind of ridiculous so it's nice to, it would be nice to ... Just like, if you're not wearing it anymore to just ...Uh... Pass it on.>
THE STORE WAS INITIALLY SET UP BY STUDENTS FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY BUT RECENTLY BECAME ITS OWN INDEPENDENT STUDENT ORGANIZATION. THE MAIN PURPOSE IS TO CHALLENGE THE IDEA OF CONSUMERISM AND REDUCE WASTE.
[TAKE NAME: free store guy DURATION:0:09] <everyone just has junk and we don't need anymore junk, we just give our junk away and we take other people's stuff - you know? One man's junk is another man's treasure, you know?>
AN ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE GROUP SAYS THEY HAVE SEEN AN INCREASE IN DONATIONS AND CUSTOMERS RECENTLY. THE FREE STORE IS HELD ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF BAKER CENTER ON THE FIRST AND THIRD FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH. IN ATHENS REPORTING WITH JOURNALISM 350 NEWS, I'M PAT HENDERSON.