Office of Sustainability

Donation programs

Brandeis has year-round textile donation bins on campus to divert clothing and other textiles from the waste stream. In addition, Brandeis holds an annual move-out donation program.

Give & Go: Brandeis' Move-out Donation Program

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

May 5 - 22, 2023

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Collection Box Locations

Collection boxes are placed in residence hall common areas from the first week of May through the end of finals (except for Charles River Apartments, where bins remain through the day after commencement).

What to Donate: things that work and are in good condition only

Not everything can be donated. A good rule of thumb is: If you wouldn't give it to a friend, don't put it in the donation bin.

Following is a list of acceptable items based on the guidelines of our two donation partners, Grad Bag and Household Goods.

We accept:

  • Sheets & blankets
  • Towels
  • Comforters + duvets
  • Desk lamps
  • Small rugs
  • Plastic hangers
  • Extension cords
  • Alarm clocks
  • Bulletin boards
  • Surge protectors
  • Window fans
  • Bed lifts
  • Over door hooks
  • Laundry bags
  • Hampers
  • Mirrors
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes and Flatware
  • Drinking Glasses – no logos
  • Pots, Pans and Baking Dishes IN GOOD CONDITION – no scraped-up nonstick pans
  • Small Appliances that WORK

We do not accept:

  • Broken items
  • Mini fridges
  • Open/expired or perishable food
  • Electronics of any kind - take these to the e-waste collection area on the ground floor of Feldberg. This includes laptops, printers, speakers, or any other type of electronics, even if they work and are in good condition. Our donation partners are not equipped to handle them. 
  • Mattress toppers - these MUST go into the trash dumpsters, they are not accepted for donation anywhere.
  • Unbagged clothing - All clothing must be in a bag. You can also donate in one of our on-campus donation bins instead, in X lot, Mods or Charles River (more information below).
  • Anything else not on the accepted item listsrecycling electronics in feldberg. drop off anytime. plugs, cords, headphones, printers, monitors, computers & accessories. do not block doors. if shelves are full, come back later.

grad bag logoOur donation partners

Grad Bag

Grad Bag provides a more equitable transition to college by collecting, refreshing, and repackaging lightly used dorm room essentials for redistribution to incoming students in need.


Household Goods 

Household Goods provides a full-range of good quality donated furniture and household items, free of charge, to 2,500 families in need each year. Here is a full list of acceptable items from Household Goods' website.

 Learn more about Household Goods


Textile donation bins

Brandeis has three year-round Bay State Textiles donation bins on campus.  See the full list of what is acceptable or not.

All donations must be bagged and tied.  No loose clothing/textiles may be dropped in or around the bin otherwise they may end up in the trash.


  • X Lot (behind Ziv)
  • Charles River Apartments (near covered bike rack)
  • Foster Mods  

List of acceptable textiles

photo of donation bin