Georgetown University’s Letter to the community:

Dear neighbors,

Thank you to everyone who participated in Georgetown University’s Spring Move-out Drive! Each year in May, the University sponsors a move-out drive for neighbors and for students moving out of campus residence halls and off-campus houses. Donated items support charities in the DC region. The university also provides bulk trash collection for off-campus students and residents of Georgetown, Burleith, and Foxhall Village.

This year, students and neighbors donated enough items to fill 16 box trucks, equivalent to nearly $37,000 in basic household goods, and included clothing, school supplies, books, furniture, household appliances, kitchen supplies, cleaning supplies, personal care products, and more. Donated items went to KEYS for the Homeless, a local network of homeless service providers.

By repurposing these items and diverting them from a landfill or incinerator, the Move-out Drive also helps conserve natural resources and protect our region’s air, water, and land. This year’s donations represented 32 tons of materials diverted from the waste stream. Thank you again to all who participated!

Cory Peterson, Director, Office of Neighborhood Life
Audrey Stewart, Director, GU Office of Sustainability