Dump & Run Program Collecting Donations May 11 - June 1 for Ithaca-area Charities

Dump & Run program is seeking donations of clothing, furniture, non-perishable food, and other useful items through June 1...

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Cornell University’s 13th annual Dump & Run program is seeking donations of clothing, furniture, non-perishable food, and other useful items through June 1st. Donations will be resold in August at a large community sale to benefit local nonprofit organizations. Last year’s Dump & Run program collected approximately 30 tons of reusable items, keeping that material out of landfills, and raised more than $60,000.

Dump & Run collection bins can be found in all undergraduate residential buildings, cooperative residences, graduate housing communities, sororities, fraternities, and community centers, and in the Vet School, Anabel Taylor Hall, Day Hall, Willard Straight Hall, and Humphreys Service Building. Dump & Run volunteers are available to pick up donations off campus beginning May 15; make arrangements by emailing dumpandrun@cornell.edu with at least three days notice.

Donations of nearly all useful items are accepted, including clothing, shoes, organizational units, working appliances and electronics, furniture, sporting items, coat hangers, decorations, new toiletries, non- perishable food, and textbooks. The program does not accept donations of mattresses, pillows, underwear, opened food packages, or anything broken.

This year’s Dump & Run sale will take place during Cornell’s Opening Weekend on Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23, in Helen Newman Gym. Proceeds will benefit Cops, Kids & Toys (www.copskidsandtoys.org), Finger Lakes ReUse (http://fingerlakesreuse.org/), the United Way of Tompkins County (www.uwtc.org), and the Cornell Students United Way Campaign. The sale is free and open to the entire Cornell and Ithaca communities.

For more information about Cornell’s Dump & Run program or about volunteering, visit living.sas.cornell.edu or contact dumpandrun@cornell.edu.

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