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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.

We were proud to bring back Give 'N Go after a 2-year hiatus due to COVID. As a result of the program, the Bentley Community donated 7,981 lbs to charity.

Spring 2022: Give 'N Go will be held: May 10-12 from 12-5 pm and May 14th from 10-2 pm

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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:

  • 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 will be held:
  • Tuesday May 10 from 12-5 pm
  • Wednesday, May 11 from 12-5 pm
  • Thursday, May 12th from 12-5 pm
  • Saturday, May 14th from 10-2 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.

* North Campus station will be open on Thursday, May 12th only.

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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.)

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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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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.