05.10.16 Heart Of Texas Goodwill Campus Move-Out

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WACO (May 10, 2016) Baylor, UMHB and Texas A&M are teaming up with Heart of Texas Goodwill this year to help students move out of their dorm rooms and apartments while also helping the environment and the local community.

Goodwill Campus Move-Out is the easy way for students to take home what they still want or need — and donate what they don’t need to a worthy cause.

“Our students are really great about recycling throughout the school year,” said Carol Binzer, Director of Administrative & Support Services at Texas A&M University. “Goodwill Campus Move-Out takes the idea to the next level. Students just donate their unwanted items and Goodwill can then sell them to help fund job training services in our community. It’s simple. It helps others, and it flows with our goal of making sustainability an Aggie tradition.”

The success of campus move-out events is driven by awareness of the many benefits of the program. By participating, students around the country can prevent tens of thousands of pounds of reusable items from ending up in landfills. They also save their college campuses time and money that would be spent on soaring trash removal fees. And the social impact alone makes it a worthwhile endeavor: Last year, Goodwill created more than 14,000 hours of job training services from the sale of items donated during campus move-out events. Heart of Texas Goodwill alone collected approximately 55,000 pounds of donations between the three universities.

“One of the great features of Goodwill Campus Move-Out is its convenience, both for students and the university,” said Dan Nisley, President and CEO of Heart of Texas Goodwill. “Participating schools last year reported an average 20 percent increase in the donated goods they collected compared to prior efforts.”

To find out more about Goodwill Campus Move-Out 2016 at Baylor, UMHB or Texas A&M, visit http://hotgoodwill.org/donate/campus-donation-drives/ .