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Give It Up! Donation collection pods are open!

This message was sent to Students, Faculty, and Staff on May 19, 2017 by Colin M. Ovitsky, Center for Learning in Action.

Message:
Give It Up! Donation collection pods are open! Don't throw it away... Give It Up! The pods await your donations of clothing, books, school supplies, food (unopened, non-perishable), and rummage-salable items from your room to benefit local and international charities. Look for pods with red "Give It Up!" signs. Pods are open 8am-8pm every day! MORE: http://web.williams.edu/messages/show.php?id=42943 from Colin M. Ovitsky, Center for Learning in Action
Message details:
Give It Up! is a campus-wide donation campaign which began during Reading Period and runs through Commencement, sponsored by the Center for Learning in Action, the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives and Facilities. NOTE: Faculty and staff who wish to donate should bring items directly to the First Congregational Church. The campus pods are designated for student donations only. What You'll See: Specially marked Connors Bros and Mullen pods, placed around campus as follows: Frosh Quad (until May 24th), Mission Park, Dodd, Currier Quad, Greylock Quad, West College (until May 30th), Spencer/Brooks, Perry, Wood, Tyler, Horn Hall and Poker Flats (coming May 25th). What TO Donate: books (not course packets and magazines) school supplies knick knacks children's games and items unopened food and drink products household and plastic items furniture sports equipment musical instruments microwaves and fridges (working) clothing and accessories bedding and towels open or unopened body care products detergent dryer sheets cleaning supplies shoes and footwear (good condition) computers, printers and TVs (working or not) What NOT to Donate: course packets (please recycle!) foam mattresses toppers bed pillows in bad condition mattresses broken items and trash open or perishable food Donations are property of the charities! Only GIU workers or volunteers with designated badges can remove items from the pods. This charity drive benefits: - First Congregational Church of Williamstown, which supports many outreach programs in our local community as well as programs nationally and internationally, including Berkshire Food Project, Family Life Support Center, Inc., Friendship Center Food Pantry, and Meals on Wheels. - ABC (A Better Community) Clothing Sale, whose mission, in collaboration with the Outreach Ministry Team of the First Congregational Church, is to benefit local charitable organizations that serve families and youth at risk and address issues of hunger, poverty and inequality in our local communities. In addition to donating funds, the ABC Clothing Sale has donated goods to Berkshire Immigrant Center, Louison House, Haiti Plunge, Goodwill and more. - Konyango Community-Based Organization, which is a Williams students project to support the educational initiatives of Konyango Mboto community in rural Kenya. Konyango community is in a transition from a subsistence economy that has relied on fishing, farming and rearing cattle to capitalist economy. - Williamstown Food Pantry

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