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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 reuse.

Spring 2019 Give 'N Go Results - we collected 24,460 pounds in just 5 days! This was our best year yet in Give 'N Go. A huge thanks to our faculty and staff volunteers, Casella, and the faculty, staff, and students that donated!

Spring 2020 and 2021: Give 'N Go was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19

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How It Works

There will be four drop off locations staffed by temporary workers and Bentley community volunteers. Drop off locations will consist of pop-up tents with large signs.

Drop off locations:

  • North Campus
  • Main Campus Green Space*
  • First-Year Res Halls between Slade and Trees
  • Parking Lot 17 (outside of Rhodes)
  • South Campus Green Space*

Drop off times:

Stay tuned for times/dates for Give 'N Go spring 2022

Swapping:

Students will be allowed to swap items at the donation stations to encourage the reuse of goods. There are no rules for swapping, but swappers must keep donations organized and put items like clothing back in boxes when finished. Trashing of the donation stations will not be accepted and any persons who appear to be ignoring these rules will be asked to leave the donation station.

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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 Northern New England

Goodwill Northern New England (NNE) has been a great partner with Bentley in the Give 'N Go program for the past few years by taking our donated goods and putting them to work in the community.  Goodwill NNE's mission is to enable persons with diverse challenges to achieve personal stability and community engagement.  Goodwill Industries of Northern New England strives to create the strongest, most positive impact throughout Maine, New Hampshire and northern Vermont. It is our mission to enable individual, personal stability while creating engaged, sustainable communities.

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