WHAT: Any of the following items can be donated:

  • Comforters, blankets, bedding and towels
  • Household cleaning items
  • Lamps, fans, small appliances and furniture
  • Coats and clothing
  • Unopened, non-perishable food items
  • Vases, glassware and cookware
  • Books and school supplies


WHEN: Students have a variety of ways to donate to Green Move Out. Residence hall donation bins are available from April 27th to May 20th. Big Brothers Big Sisters bins are around campus from May 9th to May 22nd. And Revolution Recovery recycling dumpsters are on campus from May 7th to May 22nd.

WHERE: Each residence hall has a set of Green Move Out bins: one for food and toiletries, and another for clothing, bedding, kitchenware and home goods. Off-campus houses have the same boxes placed on their porches.

HOW: Students simply drop their items in a box labeled “Green Move Out” in their residence hall or off-campus house, or they can place their donations in the Big Brothers Big Sisters bins and recycle through the Revolution Recovery dumpsters.

WHO: Student volunteers and employees work together during shifts to sort items. Employees drive trucks to the appropriate locations to deliver the goods and student volunteers help facilitate the whole process.

WHY: Before Green Move Out, Lafayette students tossed all their unwanted food, clothing, furniture, books and other items into the trash, which was then sent to landfills. Donating to Green Move Out is much more sustainable – it’s the right thing to do!


Sorting at Sullivan Parking Deck – these shifts involve sorting the items that have been donated through the containers in the residence halls. This volunteer opportunity involves some lifting of items, sorting items, and in some cases stepping in and out of the truck.

Box Drop-Off– these shifts involve placing Green Move Out boxes at residence halls or on the porches of the college-owned off-campus houses. This volunteer opportunity involves walking around off campus.


Faculty and Staff Volunteer Opportunities

Finals week- these shifts may include driving the box truck to various residence halls on campus, sorting items on the truck, and the delivery of items to local Easton organizations.

Sunday after commencement- these shifts may include driving the box truck to various college owned residences off campus to pick up donated items, taking donated items from collection boxes in the halls to the truck, keeping the truck organized and delivery of items to local Easton organizations.

After commencement- shifts include organizing donations and delivering to local Easton organizations.

If you are interested and would like more details about any of the information above, or have any questions, please email: Kendall Roberson at robersok@lafayette.edu