Sixth annual Move-Out event seeks to repurpose discarded furniture
In this country’s throw away culture, there is rarely an opportunity to salvage something that might make someone’s life better.
To close out the semester, The Office of Sustainability and Residence Life and Housing will be hosting their 6th annual Mountain Lion Move-out event. Student and staff volunteers will help load two Discover Goodwill trucks with furniture left behind by departing housing students.
The event will run from May 12 through May 17, 9 to 5 p.m. (9 to noon on the final day).
“It really is a coordinated team effort,” said Nancy Gadachy, Student Health Center program assistant, who began the program in 2008. She expressed appreciation at being able to divert landfill bound refuse to a better cause.
After all the furniture is returned to Discover Goodwill and weight, the organization sends UCCS a check.
Last year over 7,000 pounds of furniture were taken away and $362 was returned to the UCCS Residence Hall Association to be allocated for scholarships.
“It was a small amount, but at least they were compensated for what they have so generously (helped donate).”
Gadachy said, despite the timing of the event, during finals week, she expects a good turnout based on past participation.
“I’m so very appreciative to everybody involved to come together like this and become a team,” Gadachy said.
In future years, the university hopes to have Discover Goodwill send an addition truck in future years after additional housing is built, said Gadachy.
She also said the university is looking into the potential of having a campus “garage sale” with the discarded furniture.
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