Give Before You Go!

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From May 8th – 13th, University Housing will be collaborating with the Sustainability Office, Rotary, and Campus Ministries to divert unwanted items from the landfill! How does it work? Students living in the residence halls can donate unwanted items during move-out by placing them in designated spots. Local stakeholders will collect and distribute items to local thrift stores and community organizations in need. View the flyer for information on how and what to donate. If you have questions or concerns about Give Before You Go!, please contact us at

Last year in review:

Congratulations! During May 2023 Give Before You Go! SIU students donated the following to community organizations, also diverting these items from the landfill!

  • Approximately 7,903 pounds of clothing, furniture, bedding, towels, kitchen wares, cleaning products, and more
  • 687 non-perishable food items
  • 29 microwaves
  • 14 mini fridges

Who does the donations benefit?

Donations support students and community recipients via our community collaborators, which include:

  • Campus Ministries (Wesley Foundation Food Bank, Saluki Food Pantry, the Carbondale Thrift Shop)
  • Rotary Club of Jackson Williamson Counties Sunset (Carbondale Towers, Night's Shield, Lighthouse Shelter, Herrin House of Hope, and more)
  • SIU Career Development Center – Career Closet


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