June 23, 2017
Area resident Brian Sersch works with Edvinas
Rupkus ’19 to load up a van. (Photo by Erica
Now in its 11th year, Give and Go enlisted more than 50 student, staff, faculty, and community volunteers to sort and bag donations left by students departing from their campus housing at the end of the academic year in May. In just two student move-out days, they organized furniture, bedding, clothing, food, small appliances, and other household items in good condition—more than 45,000 pounds of them—for passing along to this year’s community partners: Goodwill of Greater New York and New Jersey as well as Saratoga’s Backstretch Employee Service Team, which assists more than 1,000 barn hands and other racetrack workers.
Head librarian Marta Brunner sorts clothing.
(Photo by Erica Miller/Daily Gazette)
As Levi Rogers, Skidmore’s sustainability coordinator, observes, “Give and Go not only supports our local community but also reduces waste, which helps minimize the effects of landfills—from reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limiting their impact on human health and well-being.”