Help Support the 2011 IMPACT Alternative Spring Break Trip

February 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Help Support the 2011 IMPACT Alternative Spring Break Trip and earn extra cash by selling your old, unused, or broken gold and silver jewelry!

Friday, February 18, 2011
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Campus Life Center 2nd Floor

IMPACT has teamed up with Skatells Jewelers in Spartanburg, S.C. to allow students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to bring their gold and silver jewelry to the Campus Life Center on Friday, February 18 from 11a-2p to have them appraised and receive cash on the spot, with 10 percent of proceeds from items sold going to IMPACT’s Alternative Spring Break Trip.

Skatells is a reputable jeweler in Spartanburg and will have a trained representative present to weigh and evaluate the jewelry. At no time will your items leave your sight until you have made the decision to sell. Cash for your items will be given to you on the spot. Skatells will professionally remove all stones and return them to you before you leave.

What is the 2011 IMPACT Alternative Spring Break (ASB)?
There will be 14 students traveling to West Milford, N.J. from March 5-10, 2011 to work with the non-profit agency Camp Vacamas in a not-so-talked-about Spring Break Experience—no beach, no partying, no alcohol! These students are giving up the opportunity for a stereotypical spring break experience to volunteer 20+ hours. Follow our trip at:

Camp Vacamas was founded in 1924 to provide camp experiences and after school programs for low-income children from metropolitan areas such as Newark, N.J. and New York City. USC Upstate students will be assisting with after school programs and helping the staff set and clean up from camps. Visit for more information.    

How will the money from my jewelry be used?
10% of the proceeds from the jewelry sold will go towards the trip cost (i.e. travel, lodging). Each student is responsible for paying $365 for the trip and to help offset this cost, IMPACT is holding fundraisers like this one. By assisting the students in paying for their trip costs, you would be enabling them to travel and provide volunteer hours to the Camp Vacamas to make a difference in a child’s life.

Questions? Contact Kara Ferguson, Assistant Director, Campus Programs, Student Life at (864)503-5122 or