Residence life and the physical plant recently teamed up to collect unwanted clothing, household goods, and non-perishable food from students before they moved out of the dorms at the conclusion of the spring 2016 semester, according to Sarah Meiser, residence life. The items were then donated to local community organizations to assist others in the greater community and reduce waste.
243 pounds of food were donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Society (housed at Holy Cross parish) to help alleviate food insecurity for people and families in the local community.
Approximately 43 cubic feet of kitchen items and some lamps and pieces of furniture were donated to Community Warehouse to help their mission of assisting vulnerable populations improve the quality of their lives and become self-sufficient by providing them with basic household furnishings.
Over 4,000 pounds of shoes, clothing, and bedding were donated to The ARC of Multnomah County to assist their work promoting and protecting the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supporting their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
For more information contact Sarah Meiser, residence life, at 7205 or email@example.com.