Cornell Thrift

We want to see re‐usable clothes, homeware, electronics, and small furniture going into homes and not trashcans ‐ all year round...

  • Cornell Thrift's mission is to improve student welfare and reduce campus waste through the redistribution of reusable personal items.
  • Cornell Thrift was founded in 2015 in response the continuing and continual tendency to discard instead of reuse. Inspired by "free piles" in university co-operative houses, along with the annual Dump n Run sale, Cornell Thrift aims to nurture the synergies between reducing waste and improving student welfare through exchange on an ongoing basis.
  • Cornell Thrift manages Ezra’s Exchange.Ezra's Exchange is a "free to give, free to take" closet space found in the browsing library of Willard Straight. Come donate your old clothes and find some new treasures for free! Open whenever Willard Straight is.
  • Thrift's objectives are as follows:
    • To improve student welfare via provision of opportunities to acquire items at little or no cost.
    • To provide and facilitate for the exchange of such items.
    • To engage student organizations and the campus community at large with programs and workshops that encourage reuse-and-recycle behavior as norms.