What you don't want, someone else might need. The Give+Go is an annual program designed to capture used goods students leave behind at the end of the year and bring them to local and regional nonprofits where they can be either reused or resold. This program diverts tons of material from the landfill and gives Skidmore students an opportunity to give back to their community. Over one hundred 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, the Skidmore-Haiti Initiative, The Captain Program, and the Backstretch Employee Service Team (B.E.S.T.) to collect and donate goods.
At the end of the year, collection bins are placed around campus and students are asked to donate unwanted clothing, furniture, household items, and food. Then, approximately 30 staff, faculty, and student volunteers collection the items and coordinate with Goodwill and B.E.S.T. to donate and reuse them.
Since 2007, the Give+Go has made measurable impact on the Skidmore and Saratoga community, decreasing Skidmore's environmental impact and helping local organizations and community members.
Please contact Sustainable Skidmore if you would like to volunteer during the Give+Go and help in our effort to give back to the community.