End of the Year Drive

The University of Scranton's annual End of the Year Drive collects all the items that students would normally discard at the end of the academic year.  A team of more than 20 underclassman undertake the effort to collect, sort and distribute the donations, volunteering to stay on campus after final exams.  Donations are given to area agencies in need such as Friends of the Poor, Community Invention Center, Leahy Family Center, and Safety Net.  Boxes will placed in all residence halls, in additional to the parking garage stairwells and several academic buildings.  We can even arrange for boxes for your off-campus apartments!


How can you stay and volunteer?

 We need volunteers to help at Box Painting and Distribution, Finals Week and Senior Week.  Volunteers will be allowed to stay in their campus housing, with meals and activities provided.  Students must adhere to the Student Code of Conduct during their time with this program.  Info sessions will be held in the spring semester and an application will be available on Royal Sync.

What kinds of items do we accept? 

From the kitchen:
food (canned and unopened packaged goods)
pots, pans, utensils, plastic containers (Rubbermaid, Tupperware, etc.)
Small working appliances like microwaves, toasters, etc.

new and opened cleaning products, brooms, dustpans, working vacuums

From your closet:
Men & Women's clothing - clean and in good condition
We'll take your leftover laundry detergent too!

Toiletries: new and open shampoos, lotions, soap, all that stuff!

School and office supplies, including books (new and used)!

Household items and small furniture:
small appliances, bookcases, desks, tables, chairs, lamps, sheets, towels, blankets, comforters, rugs in good condition

Sporting goods, games, movies, toys, clothes drying racks, bulletin boards, plants.

In other words:  We take almost anything, but we cannot accept large furniture (including beds, couches and living room chairs) and anything broken or dirty. No pillows, mattresses or mattress pads, or underwear. **Please donate items you would want to receive in a time of need. *** 

Where do we donate the items collected?

In 2017, we donated clothing, food, household items and furniture to Friends of the Poor at both Jackson Terrace and Valley View Terrace community rooms, the Leahy Clinic food pantry, United Neighborhood Centers, Keystone Rescue Mission, St. Francis clothing house and food pantry and the Community Intervention Centers.  We also held a large rummage sale to financially assist students wishing to go on a domestic service trip during Intersession, Spring and Summer breaks.

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