Goodwill of Western New York and SUNY Buffalo State College teamed up for the second year in a row to help students move out of their residence halls and campus apartments while also helping the environment and the community.
Goodwill Campus Move-Out, which took place on the Buffalo State Campus May 18th through May 20th, provided an easy way for students to “lighten their load” by taking home what they want or need — and donating the rest to a worthy cause.
“Our students take stewardship of the environment and helping the less fortunate very seriously,” said Timothy Gordon, Buffalo State vice president for student affairs. “This partnership with Goodwill of Western New York provides the perfect opportunity for residents to donate their gently used items rather than discarding them during the busy moving-out week. We know this effort will help multiple individuals through Goodwill’s commitment to selling clothing at an affordable price and providing jobs to people who need them.”
Goodwill Campus Move-Out builds on several years of success of similar programs at select colleges and universities around the country. This is the second year for Campus Move-Out to take place at Buffalo State. The convenience of Campus Move-out is key, both for students and the colleges and universities where they reside, which is one reason it is such a popular program.
Students can do good and feel good, knowing that they are preventing reusable items from ending up in landfills while having a social impact in our community. At Goodwill, we help people prepare for, find, and keep jobs. And it all starts with donations.