University of Findlay’s latest sustainability effort was a success! Move Out, Pitch In drive collected numerous unused items for UF students and others in need.
The campaign for students who were moving off campus at the end of the spring semester encouraged donations rather than dumpster visits for things that could be reused, such as nonperishable food and housewares. Collection bins were conveniently located in all residence hall common areas during the final week of the semester.
Previous years had seen individual move-out recycling efforts originating from different university offices and organizations. This year, Findlay Green Campus Initiative, the Buford Center for Diversity and Service, Campus Ministries, Campus Housing, and Campus Facilities combined forces.
“I do feel there were a lot of donations,” said Jenn Butler, program coordinator for the Buford Center for Diversity and Service. “I think the most collected were clothing and food, but some household items were collected as well,” such as plates, silverware, pots and pans, and coffee pots, she said.
Many items are being donated to City Mission and the Salvation Army, and several are available for any UF student.