Res. Hall Donation Drive Beats 2010 Records

June 28th, 2011 | Andrea Norris

The results are in for this year’s donation drive, held annually while students move out of their residence halls.

This year we collected 17,558 lbs of donations – 1.5 times as much as in 2010!

The donation sorting area in the Recycling/Surplus warehouse

Volunteers and staff sort donations.

In comparison to 2010, we collected:

  • ~3,000 lbs of wood (same as last year)
  • 5,736 lbs of clothing, shoes and linens (small increase – 474 lbs more)
  • 1,913 lbs of food, toiletries, and school supplies (2.2 times more)
  • 6,909 lbs of house wares (2.7 times more)

This is fantastic news for our area nonprofits, those in our community who are in need, and the environment.

Thank you to our incredible volunteers who put in 71 hours of work (2.5 times more than last year), dedicated Campus Recycling and UHDS staff who put in countless hours of their own, and our student residents who made it all possible!

Linn Benton Food Share picks up a load of donations. 1,913 lbs of food, toiletries and school supplies were donated this year.

Linn Benton Food Share picks up a load of donations. 1,913 lbs of food, toiletries and school supplies were donated this year.

Want to know how we did it and who received donations? For those answers and more, please click here.


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