Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

It’s Campus Move Out Time! 3 Dorm Room Essentials to Donate to Goodwill

Graduation season is upon us, classes are coming to an end, and students are packing up their stuff for the summer. You could say it’s the best time of the year for a college student! The problem is, moving out can generate a lot of waste. This spring, keep reusable items out of local landfills and donate to Goodwill instead.

Here are three dorm room essentials to donate instead of throwing away:

Ohio Valley Goodwill Volunteer accepts blanket donations
Ohio Valley Goodwill donations

#1: Bedding and Dorm Décor

It’s true, if you’re not returning to dorm life next school year, you probably have little use for those specially-sized sheets, rugs, and wall hangings that had to fit just so. Ohio Valley Goodwill will gladly accept those items to give someone else a chance to put them to use.

#2: Clothing

If you’re packing up to leave for the summer and realize you never wore some of the clothes hiding in your closet all school year, have no fear! You won’t have to pack up and move those items ever again. Just sort your clothes before move-out day, and put the clothing items you no longer want in a donation box. Stop by Goodwill to donate the box, and your unpacking job just got easier!

#3: Storage and Small Appliances

You might be asking yourself where in the world you’re going to put dorm room essentials like plastic bins, decorative baskets or shelves, and even small appliances like a coffee maker or blender. Instead of sending these items to the landfill, donate them to Goodwill! You never know who’s looking for a piece that will perfectly fit their needs.

Kettle from Goodwill
Shower Curtain Liner from Goodwill
Shoe Organizer from Goodwill
Waffle Maker from Goodwill

Donate Your Dorm Supplies Today!

Before you’re faced with unpacking everything that came home from the dorms, give yourself a break and donate those items you’re never going to need again. When you choose to donate to Goodwill in Cincinnati, your donations will be transformed into meaningful vocational services, including job skills training, career coaching, and employment supports for individuals with disabilities and veterans in your community!

Find your nearest donation center, stop by, and drop off your donations today. We’ll take care of the rest. Now go enjoy your summer!