Past Give & Go Results

Give & Go has been held since 2009 with additional move out campaigns occurring even earlier than then.

Give & Go 2012

10,767 lbs of donations were collected for 20 local agencies and non-profit organizations. Some of the major categories of donations included:

  • furniture
  • area rugs
  • appliances
  • clothing
  • non-perishable foods
  • assorted linens

Give & Go 2011

12,897 lbs of donations were collected for 24 local agencies and non-profit organizations. Some of the major categories of donations included:

  • 4,481 lbs of rugs
  • 2,915 lbs of furniture
  • 1,432 lbs of appliances
  • 1,164 lbs of clothing
  • 758 lbs of food

Give & Go 2010

14,137 lbs of donations were diverted from the dumpsters by 300+ volunteers logging 750+ volunteer hours at 15 different collection points!

Moreover, 23 different Connecticut non-profit organizations and town agencies received donations from the program

Major categories of donations included:

  • 3,509 lbs of furniture
  • 3,420 lbs of area rugs
  • 2,051 lbs of appliances
  • 1,674 lbs of clothing & shoes
  • 1,155 lbs of non-perishable foods

 

Read articles about the 2010 Give & Go in the

Give & Go 2009

Give & Go 2009 collected 9,000 lbs of materials that were donated to 20 different local town agencies and non-profit organizations.

The largest groups of donated items included:

  • 2,747 lbs of furniture
  • 1,269 lbs of appliances
  • 1,740 lbs of area rugs
  • 791 lbs of non-perishable foods
  • 722 lbs of clothing and shoes
  • 278 lbs of assorted linens

Categories weighing in below 200 lbs included:

  • paper goods
  • cleaning supplies
  • laundry supplies
  • personal hygiene items
  • kitchen supplies
  • school supplies
  • sports equipment
  • miscallaneous

Donations were collected by:

  • Daily Bread (Putnam)
  • Mansfield Youth Services
  • Bolton Veterinary Hospital (Bolton)
  • Tabor House (Hartford)
  • Coventry Human Services
  • Domestic Violence Shelter (Willimantic)
  • Covenant Soup Kitchen (Willimantic)
  • Channel 3 Kids Camp (Andover)
  • Glastonbury Junior Women's Club
  • Ashford Food Bank
  • Windham Area Interfaith Ministry (Willimantic)
  • Cornerstone Shelter (Rockville)
  • Salvation Army (Hartford)
  • Habitat ReStore (Hartford)
  • Unitarian Fellowship of Storrs (Storrs)
  • Mansfield Human Services
  • New Beginnings Women's Crisis Center (NH)
  • Shepherd's Place Soup Kitchen (Manchester)
  • Hockanum Valley Community Council (Vernon)
  • Tri-Town Shelter (Rockville)

Special thanks to all of the event particpants and sponsors, including:

  • Department of Residential Life
  • Department of Dining Services
  • Office of Environmental Policy
  • Office of Community Outreach
  • Town of Mansfield
  • U-HAUL
  • Green Grads
  • EcoHusky
  • Facilities
  • Central Stores

Read articles about the 2009 Give & Go in the

Give and Go 2009 Sorting

Move Out Campaigns 2004-2008

Program History

At the conclusion of the Spring 2004 semester, the Outreach Subcommittee of the Environmental Policy Advisory Council (EPAC) organized a "Move Out" campaign for the Hale, Ellsworth and Hilltop residence halls. As a result of the Move Out, over 2500 lbs. of clothing, goods and non-perishable food that otherwise would have entered the trash stream was "saved" and donated to the Windham Area Interfaith Ministry, the Coventry Soup Kitchen, and soldiers stationed overseas in Iraq.

Below is a picture of a handout used during the 2006 move out campaign.

Initiatives - Recycling - Give Go - Move Out Campaign