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Give It Up for Good 2014

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Give It Up for Good 2014

As the end of the semester approaches, you may be wondering what you are going to do with all the stuff you accumulated in your residence hall room. Have a mini-fridge you can't fit into your car? Some ill-advised clothing purchases that you never want to see again? University Housing has the solution! Each spring, University Housing runs the Give It Up for Good program to collect donations from the residence halls as students move out for the summer. The majority of the 30,000 lbs of stuff that is collected is sold at a yard sale to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Food and plastic bags are donated directly to Harvest Hope.

This year from April 23 to May 13, you can donate items in one of the 19 drop off locations, and if you live in McBryde or in one of the Horseshoe apartment buildings, you can also donate items using one of the blue donation bags provided to you by your resident mentor. Please help us by following the posted instructions for items and taking large items outside to your bulk collection point.

The Give It Up for Good Yard Sale will be on May 24 from 7am-1pm at the Greene St. Intramural Field. Early Bird admission from 7-8am will be $5, with free admission after 8am. Last year the sale raised over $4,500 for Habitat for Humanity – come out to help use raise even more money for the Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity!

Give It Up for Good FAQs

What can I donate?
Clothing and Accessories

  • Clean clothing
  • Accessories (purses, belts etc…)
  • Shoes - tied together
  • Hangers
  • NO underwear or socks


  • Unopened, non-perishable food
  • Plastic bags

Small Appliances (place next to donation boxes)

  • Kitchen appliances (microwaves, toasters etc…)
  • Computers/Printers/Other computer accessories
  • Mini-fridges
  • Lamps
  • TVs and Stereos

Household Goods

  • Kitchen items – pots, pans etc…
  • Cleaning products and unused paper products
  • Office supplies
  • Books
  • Cell phones
  • Clean and folded bedding
  • NO mattress pads/unwashed bedding

Bulk Items (collected at outside locations)

  • Carpet - rolled up and tied
  • Wood and metal from bed lofts - broken down as much as possible
  • Furniture
  • Cement blocks

Where can I donate?

  • Residence Hall Donation Location 1 Bulk Items Location
  • Bates House Lobby at elevators Front of building or loading dock
  • Bates West Lobby to right of desk Out back door
  • Capstone Main lobby Outside by recycling
  • Columbia Hall Next to Area Office Out back door
  • Cliff Main lobby By swing set
  • DeSaussure Use blue donation bag Maxcy porch
  • East Quad Main lobby or elevator lobby Outside in courtyard
  • French House Second floor landing To right of door
  • Harper/Elliot Use blue donation bag Maxcy porch
  • Honors Residence Lobby near RLC Fire lane
  • Maxcy Main lobby Back porch
  • McBryde F Building lounge or donation bag Outside F and C
  • McClintock Main lobby Outside in quad
  • Patterson Main lobby Grass in front
  • Pickney/Legare By laundry room Preston Porch
  • Preston Main lobby Back porch
  • The Roost 2nd floor lobby Near parking lot
  • Rutledge Use blue donation bag Preston/Woodrow
  • Sims Main lobby? Outside in quad
  • South Quad Main lobby and in ground level hall Outside in breezeway
  • South Tower Main lobby Front porch
  • Thornwell Use blue donation bag Maxcy porch
  • Wade Hampton Main lobby Outside in quad
  • West Quad A Main lobby Porch under stairs
  • West Quad B 1st floor by elevator 1st floor
  • West Quad C Main lobby Loading dock
  • Woodrow Use blue donation bag By dumpsters

What if I live off campus?

You are welcome to bring your items to one of our on campus donation locations or to our drop off day on May 22 from 9am-12pm and from 1pm-4pm at the Greene St. Intramural Field.

Questions? Contact: Margaret Bounds or 777-6331 Tweet at @scecoreps

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