Residence Hall Donation Efforts

Don't Ditch it, Donate it!

Collecting personal item donations is a sustainability initiative sponsored by the Department of Residential Life in an effort to reduce trash on campus during move out time and provide gently used quality items for community members in need. Each year the department selects a community partner to donate items to and collects donations from students during finals week! Please consider donating your items before throwing them away. Recomended items for donations include:

  • Clothing (excluding under garments)
  • Small appliances
  • Bedding
  • Electronics
  • Kitchen items
  • Art work
  • Small furniture

All items should be in good condition, clean and well cared for. 

2018 Community Partnership and Collection Dates


Donations will be collected on May 8-11 and 13th in the Res Quad and one designated Parking bay at Cabra Hall. Simply sort items and drop at the bins or tent at your closest location. Staff will be on hand to help collect your items between during day light hours each day. Before desciding to trash, consider giving to Goodwill!

Don't want to wait until May? When you have 6 or more bags of dnation items, Goodwill will pick up from any location. Just call them!

Why Goodwill?

Goodwill of Southeastern Louisiana is 71 years old (they turned 70 last year!). They started in 1947.


People helped

  • 283 people placed in jobs
  • 2,049 people served by Goodwill’s various services
  • 33% of the Goodwill workforce has a disability
  • 20 veterans provided housing and case management services
  • 75% of workforce training participants received an industry certification


  • 28 million pounds of clothing and textiles diverted from landfills
  • 1.29 million retail transactions
  • 344,600 donated goods
  • Stores/ Infrastructure

22 retail stores and donation centers across SELA, serves 23 parishes

  • 3 employment and training centers
  • 13 Workforce Development Programs
  • Case Management
  • Job Training
  • Employment Services for: formerly incarcerated individuals, aging out of foster care services, and anyone with a social, mental, or physical disadvantage