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Give and Go program

Give+Go

What you don't want, someone else might need. Give+Go is an annual program designed to gather 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.

Give+Go donations waiting for pickupAt 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, Give+Go has had measurable effects in 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.

2017 Schedule

Underclass Move Out - May 8 - 13
During move-out, collection bins will be located in all apartment laundry rooms and in designated residence hall lounges to collect donations, as well as to return Dining Hall dishes and flatware. Goodwill collection bins can also be found in the Jonsson Tower parking lot, outside of McCellan and Howe-Rounds, and throughout the North Woods and Sussman Apartment villages.

Senior Move Out - May 15-21
During move-out, collection bins will be located in all apartment laundry rooms and in designated residence hall lounges to collect donations, as well as to return Dining Hall dishes and flatware. Goodwill collection bins can also be found in Jonnson Tower parking lot, by McClellan Hall, and throughout the North Woods and Sussman Apartment villages.

 

What can I donate? What can I recycle?

Clothing, shoes & accessories

Unopened food

Unopened body-care products

Small appliances & electronics

Sporting goods

Bedding, fans, lamps & room décor

Plastics labeled #1 - 7

Glass

Metals

Cardboard

Paper products

 

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