Give & Go

Give & Go is our annual move-out donation program. Instead of tossing your unwanted items in the trash, check first if they can be donated. 

This year, houseware donations will be benefitting Household Goods in Acton, MA, which provides a full range of donated furniture and household items, free of charge, to help people in need make a home. Clothing and textiles will be going to Bay State Textiles, which donates or recycles items. Books, DVDs, CDs and video games will go to More Than Words book store in Waltham, which empowers youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.

Collection boxes will be located in residence hall common areas starting the first week of May 2018, and will remain until the end of finals (except Charles River and Foster Mods, which will remain until the day after Commencement). 

Collection box locations

  • Charles River: Lounge 
  • East: Entrances outside Hass 334 and Pom 201
  • Foster Mods: Container onsite (note: starting May 9)
  • Massell: Shapiro Lounge
  • North: Polaris
  • Ridgewood: Commons
  • Rosenthal: Dance studio
  • Village: Across from AC office

Need to get rid of your fridge?

Re-Fridge pays to take it off your hands & will come pick it up for free!

Re-Fridge is an eco-friendly college business that buys and sell pre-loved mini-fridges, saving students money and saving the planet one fridge at a time. If you're moving out, they'll purchase and even pick up your fridge! They are currently paying between $5 and $10 per fridge, but get your exact price at www.refridge.com. Leaving for the summer? They'll store your fridge for $60–WITH FREE PICKUP AND DELIVERY.

Visit www.refridge.com  for details.

What to donate

Not everything can be donated. Please do not put trash or unacceptable items in the donation boxes. 

YES: Acceptable items for donation are the following

Furniture

  • Bureaus, Dressers, Armoires
  • Couches, Sofa Beds, Futons
  • Chairs (no office chairs)
  • Tables, Nightstands, TV Stands
  • Bookcases, Cabinets

Kitchen Items

  • Pots and Pans
  • Bakeware
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes, Glasses, Flatware

Small Appliances

  • Blenders and Food Processors
  • Coffee makers
  • Electric kettles
  • Fans
  • Irons and Ironing boards
  • Lamps (no halogen lamps)
  • Microwaves
  • Mixers
  • Slow Cookers
  • Toasters, Toaster Ovens
  • Vacuum Cleaners

Electronics

  • DVD Players
  • Compact Stereo Systems (complete)
  • Radios
  • Televisions (year of manufacture 2005 or later)

Miscellaneous

  • Mirrors and Framed Art
  • Home Decor Items
  • Rugs (bound, 8×10 or smaller)

Books & media

  • Books, CDs, DVDs, video games

Textiles:

  • All Shoes & Footwear, including slippers
  • All Clothing
  • Hats, Gloves, Scarves
  • Purses
  • Duffle Bags
  • Totes
  • Belts
  • Ties
  • Bathrobes
  • Linens/ towels:
  • Sheets
  • Pillows
  • Comforters, Blankets
  • Towels
  • Throw Rugs
  • Draperies
  • Table Linens, Placemats

Curtains and Curtain rods
Stuffed Animals

NO: The following items are NOT ACCEPTABLE

  • Mattress Toppers
  • Air Mattresses
  • Bean Bag Chairs
  • Desks
  • Metal/ File Cabinets
  • Office Furniture/ Chairs
  • Stemware (e.g. Wine glasses)
  • Mugs and glassware with logos
  • Electric Blankets
  • Blinds, Shades
  • Air purifiers
  • Humidifiers/ Dehumidifiers
  • Random specialty appliances: Deep Fryers, Fondue pots, Popcorn Poppers, etc.
  • Personal Care Appliances (e.g. Hair dryers/ straighteners, shavers, etc.)
  • Desktop or Laptop Computers, Components, Monitors, Printers 
  • Individual Stereo Components, Speakers, Turntables, Phones
  • Picture/Photo Frames, Candles, Candlesticks, Holiday Decorations, Vases, Unframed Art