Hoosier 2 Hoosier

FAQs About Hoosier To Hoosier

Got any more questions? See if we can answer them here! If not, email us at h2h@indiana.edu!

H2H is a reuse program that aims

  1. To divert reusable items from the landfill during student move-out,
  2. To prevent additional resource consumption by selling collected items to students and community members in order
  3. To raise funds for local nonprofits and other organizations.

The sale is held just before IU starts classes in August. In 2019, the sale will take place on Saturday, August 24 from 8 am - 3 pm at the Warehouse, 1525 S Rogers St, Bloomington, IN 47403.

Please refer to our H2H Parking Map. The lot immediately in front of The Warehouse is reserved for handicapped parking and merchandise pickup only. All others must park in the lot just north of The Warehouse (at the end of Hillside, accessible by turning east off of Rogers Street) or in the overflow lot located across the street. We will have signs posted on the day of the sale to indicate where parking is located, and volunteers to help direct traffic. Parking is free. If you purchase furniture at the sale in the morning, we recommend you come back to pick it up after 1:00 p.m. to avoid congestion and long waits. Additionally, we will have two shuttle drivers departing every 15 minutes from the Catalent lot on Patterson Street. 

 

Yes! The #2 Bloomington Transit bus stops directly in front of the facility, and the rear of the building backs up the B-Line trail. We encourage our patrons to use active forms of transportation whenever possible. There is also a free shuttle from IU's campus, stay tuned for shuttle times and details.

Yes! This year, we are again offering a free shuttle for IU students. You can catch the shuttle at Collins, Wright, Eigenmann, Tulip Tree, Forest. Download bus schedule here. The bus utilized will be an official IU bus with a marquee labeled “shuttle.” Please arrive to your departure stop five minutes early. Note that loading furniture or very bulky items on the bus will not be feasible; you can go to the furniture section of the Sale and find a volunteer to inquire on our (paid) delivery service, come back for your furniture items in the afternoon or on Sunday afternoon. Any furniture not picked up by Sunday at 4:00 p.m. will be donated with no refunds.

Yes. There is a handicapped accessible ramp and handicapped parking available directly in front of the building.

 

Large items such as furniture and televisions will all be individually priced and marked with a price tag. To purchase an item, hail a roving cashier and pay for the item. You will receive a receipt for the item which you can use to access the pickup area and claim your item.

No furniture or other large items will be permitted in the main checkout line.

Once large items have been purchased, they will remain in the same spot on the floor until you are ready to pick them up. Volunteers will be available to help move heavy items to your vehicle, utilizing the special furniture pickup spot indicated on the map above. Pickup is available immediately after purchase, or from 1:00-4:00 Saturday afternoon and 1:00-4:00 Sunday afternoon. Due to street congestion, it is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED that you utilize a Saturday afternoon or Sunday afternoon pickup time.  Delivery service will be available to move items for a fee; ask a volunteer in the furniture section for details.. It is your responsibility to secure and pay for delivery of the items you purchase. Items that are not removed from The Warehouse by 4:00 Sunday afternoon will be considered abandoned and will be considered forfeited by the purchaser.

  • IU students with a valid IU ID are admitted for a $5 entrance fee from 8AM to 9AM. After 9AM there is no cost for an IU student to enter the sale.
  • For non-IU students there is a $10.00 entrance fee from 8AM until 9AM. Anyone over 16 years old and older must pay the fee. Children 16 years old and under are free. The maximum fee per family is $20.
  • Early birds will receive a hand stamp to prove they have paid. Volunteer staff begin collecting the entry fees around 7AM, so the line flows very quickly when the gate opens. After 9AM there is no entrance fee.

Couches, dishes, pots and pans, lamps, fans, futons, electronics, office chairs, desks, rugs, other housewares, bedding, books, vacuums, microwaves, etc., and lots and lots of clothing.

In 2018, we had the equivalent of about 8 semi-trailers worth of donations.

Everything is priced reasonably. All proceeds go to support the sustainability efforts at the City of Bloomington, and Indiana University, as well as Cutters Soccer Club, The Warehouse and several other local non-profit organizations. Last year, we raised about $45,000 to support our local organizations.

We will have at least six regular checkout lanes and an express lane for those with fewer items. There is always a rush of shoppers within the first 2 hours, so at times the lines can be quite long. All of our staff are volunteers, so we ask for your patience (and also encourage you to volunteer). We recommend bringing something to entertain children you might have in tow.

We will have a limited number of boxes and bags available at the entrance, but these will be given out on a first-come-first-serve basis. We will also have about 50 carts (donated by Walmart) that can be checked out with a valid photo ID.

Sorry, everything is priced reasonably. All proceeds go to support the sustainability efforts at the City of Bloomington, and Indiana University, as well as Cutters Soccer Club, The Warehouse and several other local non-profit organizations.

We do not allow volunteers or anyone else to purchase items prior to sale day, but you can make purchases before or after your shift. 

Shopping after 9:30AM is a great time to come in. The crowds are much thinner and there are still tons and tons of items to purchase. This is an especially good time for clothing shoppers.

Hoosier To Hoosier is a volunteer-powered program. Help us by volunteering to sort donations or pick up items throughout the summer, or apply to our group volunteer compensation program. Funds raised through the sale go to a number of local organizations. Our volunteer compensation program allows local organizations to apply and receive a portion of proceeds based on the number of volunteer hours their organization provides to sale efforts. We need hundreds of volunteers to cover pre-sale sorting and arranging as well as volunteers for sale-day.

We also ask students and others to remember to donate their items to H2H or another local reuse organization when they move or otherwise need to get rid of reusable items.

Sustain IU

Office of Sustainability
E-House
704 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
Phone: 812.855.9195
sustain@iu.edu