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Sustainability

Give 'N Go

Give 'N Go is Bentley's sustainable move out program where students can donate items they don't want to take with them. This program started in 2010 by a group of residential students who were concerned about the mountains of usable goods piled into Bentley's trash dumpsters every spring at move out. Give 'N Go encourages community via student exchange and reduces students' expenses by allowing students to take items that are donated to be reused. This not only reduces the amount of trash generated but also promotes re-use.

During Spring 2023 move out, the Bentley Community donated 11,040 lbs or 5.52 ton.

Download a case study about the Give 'N Go program

Fall 2023 Give 'N Go will be held:

Give ‘N Go donation and swap stations will be open:
  • Friday, December 15th from 2:00 PM- 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday, December 19th from 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Stations will be located in the:
  • Student Center, Across from the MCC
  • Fenway Lobby
  • North A Lounge
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How It Works

There will be five drop off locations staffed by Bentley community volunteers. Drop off locations will consist of pop-up tents with large bins to collect donated items.

Drop off locations:

  • Student Center, Across from the MCC
  • Fenway Lobby
  • North A Lounge

Drop off times:

  • Friday, December 15th from 2:00 PM- 6:00 PM  
  • Tuesday, December 19th from 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Swapping:

Students will be allowed to swap items at the donation stations to encourage the re-use of goods. There are no rules for swapping, but swappers must keep donations organized and put items like clothing back in boxes when finished.

 

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What to Donate?

  • Clothing, Shoes
  • Bedding
  • Furniture
  • Unopened, non-perishable food
  • School Supplies
  • Kitchen items
  • Books
  • Electronics that work
  • Toiletries, laundry detergent, or cleaning supplies (okay if they are partially used as long as they are firmly closed.)

Want to volunteer?

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Charities

Goodwill Morgan Memorial - Boston

Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries was established in 1895 in the South End of Boston by Rev. Edgar J. Helms who recognizing the need for jobs to help immigrants and other individuals lift themselves out of poverty.  He created an early social enterprise in which they collected unwanted household goods, refurbished them, and sold them to the community at affordable prices. Goodwill’s mission services focus on helping people secure employment, which is critical for economic self-sufficiency and mobility. 

More Information on Goodwill Morgan Memorial

Healthy Waltham

The food, hygiene and cleaning products donated during Give 'N Go are donated to Healthy Waltham.  Their vision is to promote collaborative approaches to improving the health and wellness of underserved and low-income populations through programs that increase access to healthy foods, provide nutrition education, and create opportunities for physical activity.

More information on Healthy Waltham