Moving out? Donate unwanted stuff to Chuck it for Charity
Author: Sam Groshong, Campus Sustainability Office
Posted: April 28, 2017

Students leaving Portland State University at the end of spring term can donate their unwanted furniture, appliances, non-perishable food, and clothing to local charities and the campus community through the annual Chuck it for Charity drive, being held Thursday, June 8 to Saturday, June 17. 

The collection drive is jointly hosted by Housing and Residence Life and the Campus Sustainability Office for students living on campus. Drop-off sites are located in the lobbies of five residential halls: Blumel, Broadway, Epler, Montgomery, and Ondine. Students can also donate clothing in the green Gia donations bins located near Blumel and Broadway, and there will be a pod for large furniture located across from King Albert.

Chuck it for Charity started at PSU in 2005, expanding in size and scale each year with 2016 being the biggest charity drive to date, collecting over 21,000 pounds of clothing, household goods, and food donations for local organizations like Community Warehouse, Habitat for Humanity, Gaia Movement, and the PSU Reuse Room and Food Pantry. Without this program, many of these materials would end up in the trash. 

Needless to say, moving around 21,000 pounds of material in a week takes a lot of work, so we need your help! Come volunteer and get first choice at all the things you want. Fill your pantry, get some new clothes, or stock up on shampoo and conditioner; you may just find a treasure that you can’t live without! 

Photos by Max Groshong. Video by Amanda Decker.