Give & Go
Give & Go is Pacific's end of year 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. Students and members of the Pacific staff and faculty also will have an opportunity to "scavenge" unused items.
Managed 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.
Items we typically accept:
- small appliances
- unopened/non-perishable food
- school supplies
- unopened toiletries
- clothing hangers
Items we did typically do not accept:
- large furniture
- used undergarments (bras, underwear, socks)
- opened or perishable food
Give & Go 2019:
We were open from Thursday, May 9th through Tuesday, May 14th, 2019. 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. During that time, the MCCE collected 4,390 total donations from over 300 participants. The donations included:
- 1,694 donations of clothes
- 167 donations of accessories
- 433 donations of clothes hangers
- 99 donations of shoes
- 96 donations of toiletries
- 634 items of donated food
- 128 donations of books
- 325 donations of craft/school supplies
- 153 donations of linens/bedding/towels
- 51 donations of electronics
- 82 donations of toys
- 28 donations of small furniture
- 358 donations of small appliances/housewares
- at least 6 mini-fridges
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.
Give & Go 2020 dates coming soon!