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Give 'N Go

Give 'N Go is Bentley’s sustainable move out program where students can donate the 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.

Give 'N Go 2021 will be held from Wednesday, April 28 to through Friday, April 30th from 11am to 4pm.

NOTE: Give 'N Go 2021 will not have exchange or swap of items due to CORONA-19 concerns.

Locations: 

  • Main campus green space
  • First-Year Residence Halls between Trees and Slade
  • Parking lot 17 (near Rhodes)
  • Lower campus green space

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: Give N' Go was cancelled in 2020 due to Corona - 19

A History of Give 'N Go

The first Give 'N Go was launched on December 6, 2010. The program encourages residential students to donate nonperishable food, usable clothing, electronics, furniture and books as they move out of the residence halls, instead of throwing these items away. The program includes a swap component to promote reuse on campus by encouraging students to reuse items donated by their peers.

2019 was the ninth anniversary of Give ‘N Go on Bentley’s Campus. The past years have been successful, diverting over 24,460 pounds of material from the landfill in spring 2019 alone.

 

 

 

Charities

Goodwill Northern New England

Goodwill Northern New England'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.

More Information

 

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

How It Works

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.)

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:

Give 'N Go 2021 will be held Wednesday, April 28 - Friday April 30th from 11 - 4 pm

Swapping:

Similar to previous years, 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.

All items left over at the end of each day will be donated to local charities.

Want to volunteer?

We are not accepting Faculty and Staff volunteers in 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns.