Chuck It for Charity

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Chuck It for Charity 2017 stats: 15.5 TONS of "stuff" collected!

Chuck It for Charity is a partnership between Sustainable Campus and University Housing to collect all the “stuff” that is usually left behind during student move-out after the Spring semester. The material is weighed, sorted, and redistributed to Tallahassee community agencies in support of their work and the people they help. Volunteer with us next year!

Over the past 9 years, we have collected and donated over 118 TONS of stuff!


Where can I donate?

Blue collection bins: Located in ALL residence hall lobbies.              

Other campus drop-off spots: 

  • The Center for Leadership and Social Change (Dunlap)
  • Bridge Lounge (Oglesby Union)


I live off campus – where can I drop off my donations?

Large, outdoor, PURPLE collection boxes can be found at these locations (locations subject to change):

  • Big Brother Big Sisters of the Big Bend
    • Drop-off in the purple bins found in these locations (NO furniture or appliances):
      • Wesley Foundation (Jefferson Street)
      • Presbyterian University Center (Park & Copeland)
      • Park Avenue median
  • Brehon Family Services 
    • Drop-off address:1315 Linda Ann Drive, Tallahassee, FL (850-656-7110)
  • Cheeps Boutique (resale for Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary) 
    • Items needed: animal items, cleaning supplies, or items with resale value.
    • Contact Shelby Bush (954-551-9677) to schedule a pick-up.
  • ECHO 
    • Items needed: beds, dressers, sofas, dining tables, basic cookware and tableware.
    • Contact Jon Hinkle (850-224-3246 ext. 205) to schedule a pick-up.
  • Last Hope Pet Rescue 
    • Items needed: cleaning supplies, towels, blankets, plastic storage containers.
    •  Contact Angela Drzewiecki (850-545-8872) to schedule a pick-up. 
  • Lutheran Social Services  
    • Items needed: household.
    • Drop-off address: 606 West 4th Avenue, Suite 11, Tallahassee, FL (850-575-4309) 
  • PAEC Migrant Education Program 
    • Contact Lucia Esquivel (850-875-3806) to schedule a pick-up.

What can be donated?

Category Items that can be donated!
Books Textbooks, novels, magazines
Clothes

Clothing, shoes (tie or tape them together), costumes, bags, hangers.
NO undergarments.

Toiletries UNOPENED shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant, soap/body wash, lotion, tissues, toilet paper.
School supplies Paper, pens/pencils/markers, folders/binders, lab supplies, poster boards, art supplies, cork/dry erase boards.  
Cleaning supplies OK if opened - Mops, brooms, vacuums, cleaning solutions, wipes, paper towels, sponges.
Bedding

Sheets, pillows, towels.

NO egg crates

Food UNOPENED food, canned goods, bottled water, paper/plastic products, utensils.
Electronics Printers, alarm clocks, batteries, radios, light bulbs
Room decor Small appliances, plastic storage bins, rugs, desk/floor lamps, mirrors, baskets, shelves/bookcases, frames.
Bicycles / bicycle gear Please email us at sustainablecampus@fsu.edu to donate.