What 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 body-care products
Small appliances and electronics
Bedding, fans, lamps, and room décor
Plastics labeled #1–7
Uncoated paper products