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Sustainability

Give+Go

Give and Go programWhat you don't want, someone else might need. Give+Go is an annual program designed to gather gently used goods students leave behind at the end of the year and bring them to local and regional nonprofits, where they can be reused or resold. This program diverts tons of material from the landfill and gives Skidmore students an opportunity to give back to their community. Since the start of the program in 2007, more than 100 tons of material have been diverted from entering the landfill and are instead donated to local, regional and international agencies. 

In years past, Skidmore has partnered with the Salvation Army, Goodwill, Skidmore-Haiti Initiative, CAPTAIN Program, Capital City Rescue Mission, Trinity Alliance, and the Backstretch Employee Service Team (B.E.S.T.) to collect and donate goods.

Click here to view the full list of accepted donation items for 2019.

At the end of the year, collection bins are placed around campus and students are asked to donate unwanted clothing, furniture, household items, books, and food. Then approximately 50 staff, faculty and student volunteers collect the items and coordinate with our partners to donate and reuse them.

Please contact the Sustainability Office at sustainability@skidmore.edu if you would like to volunteer during the Give+Go and help in our effort to give back to the community.

The video above features Skidmore volunteers collecting and sorting donations, and it includes footage from one of our partner organizations, Backstretch Employee Service Team.

2019 Schedule

Underclass move-out, May 6–11
During move-out, collection bins will be located in designated residence hall lounges to collect donations, as well as to return Dining Hall dishes and flatware. 

Senior move-out, May 12–19
During move-out, collection bins will be located in all apartment laundry rooms to collect donations, as well as to return Dining Hall dishes and flatware. 

What can I donate? What can I recycle?

Clothing, shoes, and accessories

Unopened food

Unopened body-care products

Small appliances and electronics

Sporting goods

Bedding, fans, lamps, and room décor

Plastics labeled #1–7

Glass

Metals

Cardboard

Uncoated paper products

 

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Review this complete list of accepted donation items for 2019.