Give & Go

Give & Go is Pacific's end of semester move-out event, co-sponsored by the McCall Center for Civic Engagement, Housing & Residence Life, Facilities Management, and Auxiliary Services. At the end of each school year the MCCE invites students to donate usable clothing, furniture, toiletries, electronics and books they no longer need as they are moving out of residence halls. The MCCE partners with nonprofit organizations in Washington and Multnomah counties to keep those items out of the landfill and get them to people in need. Magaged by the MCCE Civic Action Team, Give & Go is a fantastic way for students to donate items to community members and organizations that might not have as many resources, as well as to encourage the sustainable reuse of goods. Past partners of Give & Go have included organizations such as Adelante Mujeres, CREATE, Forest Grove Family Resource Center, Foster Closet Inc, HomePlate, St. Vincent de Paul, and New Avenues for Youth.

Give & Go 2019:

Thursday, May 9th through Tuesday, May 14th, 2019. Times for donation TBA. 

Items we accept:

  • clothing
  • shoes
  • linens
  • small appliances
  • unopened/non-perishable food
  • school supplies
  • books
  • unopened toiletries
  • clothing hangers

Items we do not accept:

  • large furniture
  • used undergarments (bras, underwear, socks)
  • opened or perishable food

In 2018, the MCCE collected 4,606 total donations including:  

  • 1,800 donations of clothes
  • 193 donations of accessories
  • 284 donations of clothes hangers
  • 145 donations of shoes
  • 145 donations of toiletries
  • 828 items of donated food (Roughly 7,000 POUNDS!
  • 162 donations of books
  • 360 donations of craft/school supplies
  • 178 donations of linens/bedding/towels
  • 54 donations of electronics
  • 21 donations of toys
  • 39 donations of furniture (no longer accepted)
  • 367 donations of small appliances/housewares 

A sustainable move-out will be most effective if it is preceded by a sustainable move-in, and education and action throughout the year pertaining to sustainability. Our efforts include reducing, reusing, and recycling, and an overall cultural shift away from over consumption and toward conservation and good stewardship of our resources.