Cleaning out their dorms for a cause
“We noticed that (when students were moving out at the end of the semester) dumpsters were getting filled with all kinds of useable items from pots and pans to furniture,” said Aidan Wiggin, ’13, president of the College environmental initiatives club, Project EARTH. “We’re hoping students will donate the useable items so that they can be sold at a thrift store instead of ending up in a dumpster.”
Wiggin and the students from Project EARTH are working with Impact Thrift this year to turn waste into a force for good.
Impact Thrift Stores is a non-profit, which supports a variety of charities such as groups offering: counseling services, food for people in need, housing services, affordable child care, and programs for the blind.
There is a POD set up on campus between Cooke and Barness where people can drop off items to donate to Impact until May 13.
The POD is accepting: furniture, working electronics (except for TVs), futons, lamps, mini fridges, microwaves, gently-used clothing, gently-used shoes, and backpacks.