Results are in for this year’s Res. Hall Move-Out Donation Drive and we are pleasantly surprised!
An estimated total of 33,950 pounds – or 17 tons – of donations were collected, far exceeding our 24,000-pound goal! This was 1.5 times more than last year and breaks all records we’ve kept since 2010.
Every category increased this year, as can be seen in the table below.
|Category||2014 Weight (lbs.)||2015 Weight (lbs.)||Percent Increase|
|Clothing, Shoes & Linens||6,664||9,706||46%|
|Food, Toiletries, School Supplies||1,897||3,358||77%|
Why the increases? It is possible that some are due to the addition of a new res. hall (Tebeau) and The Gem participating in the program for the first time this year. As always, we also hope that this reflects a smaller amount of reusable material ending up in dumpsters.
Special thanks to the estimated 35 volunteers who contributed 152 hours of their time to collect and process donations this year. And of course thank you to UHDS for their continued role in the program and to our residents who chose to give away rather than throw away!
While a portion of the materials are resold at the OSUsed Store to cover the costs of the program, the majority are given to local non-profits. This year that included Community Outreach, Helping Hands in Albany, Jackson Street Youth Shelter, Linn Benton Food Share and more. See a full list on our Donation Drive webpage.
Learn more about this history of the Move-Out Donation Drive on our history webpage.