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June 6, 2013

Project Move Out aids community, diverts unwanted items from landfill

Last month, Project Move Out distributed about 23.5 tons of students' donated items to families and organizations in need.

Now in its 13th year, Project Move Out allows students to donate items they no longer need as they prepare to leave campus at the end of the spring semester. Project Move Out benefits local community members and keeps donated items out of landfills.

Project Move Out was a collaborative effort between Purdue's Boiler Volunteer Network, University Residences and the Office of University Sustainability.   Each department wishes to thank the volunteers who took part. Volunteers worked two-and-a-half hour shifts May 3-6 to unload trucks and sort donated items at the Purdue Armory.

Donated items included food, clothing, shoes, cleaning supplies, electronics, books, furniture, winter coats and luggage. The items were given to local community relief organizations.