• Dorm residents donate as they move out

5/15/2008

As Suffolk students move out of the dormitories, giving back is made easy through the University’s target=_blank>Dump and Run Program. 

Community Benefit

This year Suffolk collected and donated a total of more than 5,500 lbs worth of items to two organizations in need.  With the help of Dump and Run, the University partnered with the Rhode Island Donation Exchange (RIDEP), which seeks to improve the quality of life of those least able to meet their basic human needs, through providing essential furniture, appliances, household goods, clothing and building materials.  RIDEP frequently provides support to those who have been victims of fire.  Suffolk students donated clothes, shoes, furniture, toiletries, and other supplies that amounted to 2.5 tons or 5000 lbs., enough to serve 16 families, totaling 64 individuals. 

In addition, Suffolk Sustainability, which runs the donation program, partnered with the Service Learning Office to provide food to the local ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center.  Through Suffolk student donations of food, the organization is able to help approximately 20 needy families.

This program enables Suffolk to save money on trash hauling costs, while diverting usable items from being landfilled, and providing materials to those in need.  This is one of Suffolk’s many sustainability programs to reduce environmental impact and generate additional positive results.

Click here for this year’s photos.

 

Partnering with Suffolk

If you are a non-profit service organization in the Boston area and are able to supply a moving van, driver, and moving help, contact us to learn about possible partnering opportunities.  Write to recycle@suffolk.edu

 

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