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Local Charities to Benefit from Students’ Discarded Donations

Departing University of Virginia students have another opportunity to help local charities, by donating their discards to the annual Chuck It For Charity effort.

“It’s an easy way for students to recycle goods and help others,” said Jim Fitzgerald, associate director of the University’s Office of Community Relations, which is partnering with U.Va. Housing and Residence Life for this drive.

“Following the end of classes and exams, students can donate their unwanted furniture, appliances, nonperishable food and clothing to local charities,” Fitzgerald said. “This is one more example of how U.Va. students contribute to the area community.”

On-Grounds collections run through May 12, with drop-off sites plainly marked at the University residence houses, Items can also be brought to the Student Activities Building between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Off-Grounds collections will take place on May 11 and May 20, with collections at 301 15th Street (Grand Marc), 303 14th Street NW (St. Edwards Court) and 780 Madison Avenue (MSC MadHouse). There will be an additional pick-up on May 28 at 504 14th Street, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Electronics and specialty items, such as cell phones, batteries, CDs and DVDs, tapes, jewel cases and printer ink cartridges can be recycled at E-cycling locations around Grounds.

Among the agencies that will benefit from the drive are Advancing Native Missions, Arc of the Piedmont, Blue Ridge Apartment Council, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Network, Central Virginia Baptist Association Clothing Center, Church of the Incarnation, Goodwill, Habitat Store, Monticello Area Community Action Agency, Nelson County Food Bank, Salvation Army and Shelter for Help in Emergency.

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