In collaboration with Residential Life and Physical Plant, Goodwill will be on campus May 1-3 to collect donations. Maryville and the Center for Sustainability are encouraging students to donate usable items they no longer need as they move out of the dorms. The service is extended to the entire campus community, and tax receipts will be available.
The 25-foot Goodwill trailer will be parked by the apartments next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and will be collecting items such as clothing, kitchen items, bedding, and furniture.
The goal of bringing the Goodwill truck to campus is to encourage students to donate, instead of throw away, items that they no longer need once the semester finishes.
“We want to help students make sustainable choices: Reduce, Reuse, or Recycle. Donating items that can be reused helps others and helps the environment,” said Peggy Lauer, director of the Center for Sustainability.
This is the first year Goodwill has come to Maryville. Previous years, the university has had clothing drives and food donations to help others. This year students, faculty and staff can donate much more than clothing and make a bigger difference in the community.