The Great Move Out starts Monday at Oregon State University, and organizers will accept donations of food, furniture, clothing, and other items from residents living on and off campus.
This year, OSU has partnered with the Office of Student Life and a local church to host an on-campus and an off-campus donation drive.
The Great Move Out allows students living on and off-campus to donate items they no longer need or cannot take with them while also diverting material that would otherwise go to the landfill. These discarded items will instead benefit local nonprofits and other charity organizations. Items accepted for donation vary depending on location but can include: clothing, unopened and nonperishable food, toiletries, household items like décor or lamps, electronics (broken or otherwise), and furniture.
In the residence halls, donations may be put into donation bins which will be located on the ground floor. Food and toiletries must be bagged. Students can request bags from the front desk of their residence hall. Larger items that do not fit in hall lobbies, such as wood bed loft kits and furniture, may be set next to dumpsters outside.
Off-campus, a donation drop-off point will be located in the parking lot of the Grace Lutheran Church (on the corner of Kings Boulevard and Harrison Avenue) on Friday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A range of items will be accepted, including mattresses, furniture, electronics, office and school supplies, books and kitchen and household wares.
Campus Recycling and Surplus Property are seeking volunteers to assist with the on-campus drive. Volunteers may sign up for shifts between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on June 11-19.
Information on both drives as well as how to volunteer or donate items may be found at http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/recycling/events-and-opportunities/great-move-out.