During move-out, donate extra items to ‘Share Our Stuff’

'Share Our Stuff' accepts furniture, clothing, electronics and more

No room for the futon, extra boxes of macaroni or nearly-new T-shirts in the backseat of the car during move-out? Don’t throw it away; share it instead.

To reduce waste and share with people in need goods typically thrown away during campus and off-campus move-out, Washington University in St. Louis campus groups are organizing “Share Our Stuff” drop-offs on and off campus this spring and summer to benefit Operation Food Search, the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and Lydia’s House.

“Share Our Stuff” will accept a variety of usable goods, including furniture, clothing, electronics, unopened, nonperishable foods and more. All items must be clean and in good condition.

Drop-off spots for donated items will be located in South 40 and Village residence halls beginning April 27 and continue through May 18. There also will be drop-off locations off campus at 701 Eastgate Ave., 725 Kingsland Ave., 6188 McPherson Ave. and 6654 Washington Ave. April 27-Aug. 8 and on the University Drive alley May 4-18. Off-campus locations are open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information on locations, dates and times, visit sustain.wustl.edu/sos.

“Share Our Stuff” is organized by Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, the Office of Sustainability and Sharing With a Purpose (SWAP), a nonprofit organization sponsored through the Student Entrepreneurial Program.

Operation Food Search is a St. Louis food bank that distributes more than 1.5 million pounds of food and household items to 250 food pantries and soup kitchens.

The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center facilitates advanced research on clinical, genetic, neuropathological, neuroanatomical, biomedical, psychosocial and neuropsychological aspects of Alzheimer’s disease and related brain disorders.

Lydia’s House works to end domestic violence by being a place of healing and a voice of hope for abused women and their children.

For more information, visit sustain.wustl.edu/sos or call 935-6214.