Students asked to donate unwanted items during Move-Out Week

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Radford University Recycling and Goodwill Industries of the Valleys are encouraging RU students to donate their unwanted items to charity while moving out of residence halls instead of tossing the items into the trash.

Beginning May 1, Goodwill Edgar donation boxes will be placed across the RU campus as 24-hour drop-off points for gently used, unwanted items that can be donated to Goodwill. Only small, non-breakable items can be donated in the Edgar boxes. The Give and Go Move Out 2015 donation drive ends May 8.

A Give and Go kickoff event is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 1, at the Bonnie Hurlburt Student Center Plaza. The collection sites are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 4-8.

"We are looking forward to another successful student Move-Out Week," said RU Recycling Coordinator Pavan Muddanna. "This year we have added one more collection site and EDGAR box location for the off-campus apartments near Calhoun Street. In total, we have six collection sites and six EDGAR box locations. This makes it easier for more participation from the residents living on and off campus."

Edgar donation boxes will be located at Calhoun Street, Moffett Hall, Muse Hall, Governor's Quad, Washington Hall and the Main Quad.

Accepted items include: clothing, shoes, purses, belts, books, games, CDs and DVDs, household items, furniture, carpets, electronics, computers and computer equipment, small appliances and canned and non-perishable food.

Items not accepted at the Edgar boxes include: major appliances, mattresses, box springs, pads, upholstered furniture with stains or holes, TVs and perishable food.

All donations support Goodwill job training and community employment programs for youth, adults and seniors.

Donating clothing and household items diverts waste from landfills, furthering RU's commitment to sustainability. By giving items to Goodwill, RU students are giving back to the community where Goodwill resells the items affordably to the public in the New River and Roanoke valleys.

Apr 22, 2015