Give Before You Go

Last year we diverted thousands of pounds from landfills and were able to give right back to our local Eugene-Springfield community! In true Oregon fashion, we plan to keep rolling and make giving before you go as easy as possible. As you are moving out for the summer, please consider items that can be donated to individuals in need. All donated items will be given to our partner to help our community.

Each residence hall will have bins for donation in common areas and some may even be on your floor. Staff will pick up items multiple times a day to ensure hallways remain free and clear.

Suggested Items to Donate

  • Bedding
  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Hygienic and laundry supplies
  • Backpacks and school supplies
  • Office supplies
  • Room organizers
  • Televisions
  • Refrigerators
  • Furniture
  • Bikes
  • Rugs
  • Household items
  • Electronics
  • Sports gear
  • Non-perishable food
  • Beauty products
  • Jewelry
  • Toys or games
  • Duck gear


Large Items

If you have large items that will not fit in the bins to donate (refrigerators, chairs, couches, shelving units, bikes and futons), additional arrangements will need to be made for pick-up through My Housing as a Fix-It Request, Donate- Large Item Pick-Up. After you submit a Fix-It Request for pick-up, please pick up a Give Before You Go label from the Housing Service Center to designate the item for our staff to pick-up.


To protect your identity, any memory-capable device you donate will become university property and will have the memory wiped clean before the charitable organization may receive it.