Wondering what you're going to do with all the stuff you have accumulated this year? Worried about the stress of moving out after exams or on graduation day? The Good Stuff Campaign—Loyola's annual move-out recycling program—can help you! By donating your good stuff as you move out, you will be able to:
- lighten your load,
- move out of your residence hall more easily,
- make a significant contribution with little effort,
- give a gift that will keep on giving,
- help the environment,
- live out the Jesuit educational mission of Loyola.
What is the Good Stuff Campaign?
The Good Stuff Campaign provides students with an opportunity to live out Loyola’s mission by donating their clothing, dishes, small appliances, and unopened food to local agencies. The people who are served by these agencies can benefit tremendously from your generosity! The program is particularly helpful to graduating seniors as they move out of the residence halls immediately after Commencement. The program promotes the values of sustainability, simplicity, and community engagement.
Drop off sites for all students are located around campus during Exam Week and Senior Week and vans and trucks are available near dumpsters on graduation day. Volunteers are needed during Exam Week, Senior Week and on Graduation Day to collect, sort and deliver items. See below for more information about how to get involved! The campaign formally coordinated by CCSJ, is now co-coordinated by the offices of Sustainability, Facilities, Student Life, Environmental Services, Events and Public Safety.
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm interested in working as a student employee with the campaign -- how can I apply?
The Good Stuff Team helps collect, sort and distribute thousands of student items that would have otherwise ended up in the landfill during move out. Good Stuff employees also have the opportunity to participate in sustainability programming and trips throughout the campaign.
Check back in March for paid and volunteer student opporunities for the 2019 campaign.
Where and when can I drop off donations?
There will be Good Stuff donation drop-off stations in every residence hall beginning on Study Day. There will be signs posted with the locations. Please do NOT leave items inside your room or in the hallways or stairwells.
Donation Collection Locations:
• Newman Towers: Lounge
• Campion: First Floor Lobby
• Seton: Laundry room 12 and 18
• Southwell: Laundry room 26
• Lange: Laundry room 40
• Hopkins: Laundry Room #100
• Avila, Bellarmine, Claver, Dorothy Day: First floor of each building in window cubby
• Flannery O' Connor: Ground Floor Lobby
• Butler and Hammerman: First floor lounges
• Ahern: Laundry rooms
• Aquinas: Laundry room
• McAuley: Laundry room
• Rahner: Motor Pool (graduation day only)
Good Stuff staff will be available on graduation day to accept donations at Motor Pool parking lot and outside McAuley Hall.
Important Dates to Remember:
- Residence hall collection stations open: Study Day May 1 - May 10
- Senior Housing collection stations open: May 1-May 19
- Graduation day: Good Stuff staff will be on hand at Motor Pool and McAuley Hall 3-8PM
What types of items are collected?
Items that can be donated include:
- Household items (clean dishes, utensils, glasses, Rubbermaid storage/food containers, Swiffers, mops, blankets, towels, ironing boards etc.)
- Small working appliances (irons, toasters, lamps, microwaves etc.)
- Toiletries or other supplies that are completely unopened and unused
- Clothing (clean, wearable, buttons on, zippers working)
- Food (must be unopened and non-perishable) soups, canned vegetables, drink mixes, salad dressings, cereals, etc.
Items we cannot accept: Televisions, large or bulky furniture, broken or worn items, opened toiletries, or opened or perishable food items.
How much of a time commitment is this?
It shouldn't take much time. Students from other years have said that they just got an extra box or bag and as they were packing their items, and when they found something to donate, they just put it in the designated box or bag. We do ask that you separate your items at the collection center into the appropriate bins.That's it. It won't add any time to your packing. And it’ll make your move out that much easier and less stressful.
Who will benefit from the donations?
People who are served by the following agencies:
- Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake
- National Children's Center
- Purple Heart
- National Federation for the Blind
- CARES Food Pantry and Emergency Assistance Center
What if I live off campus?
You can schedule an individual pickup through Green Drop. There are also two permanent donation bins on campus in the Gardens and Butler parking lots.
Is the campaign open to the public?
No, the campaign is not open to the public. The university chooses to work through established partner institutions as the most effective way to recycle and reuse the donated items. Only partner organizations are permitted to take donations.
I have additional questions. How can I contact someone about the Good Stuff Campaign?
For more information, call x2421 or email email@example.com