MEDIA ADVISORY: Emory donating, recycling tons of unwanted dorm items

May 6, 2014

Contact

Megan Terraso McRainey
404-727-6167, 404-655-4358 cell
mterras@emory.edu

WHAT: Emory University’s “Don’t Dump It – Donate It!” Event

As college students move out their dorms at the end of each school year, they leave behind thousands of pounds of lamps, furniture and clothes they don’t want to cart home or place in storage during the summer. Rather than having students dump these items in the nearest dumpster, Emory is providing donation trucks and bins near dorms to encourage students to donate and recycle their unwanted items. Proceeds from the donations will go to the Initiative for Affordable Housing, which provides housing for low-income and homeless families.

WHO: Emory students will be moving out over the next few days and placing items for donation in trucks and bins.

Deena Keeler, assistant director of Emory Recycles, can also be on hand to discuss the Don’t Dump It event and why it’s vital to keep these items out of landfills.

WHEN: Student move-out donation traffic should be heaviest between 2 and 5 p.m. TODAY (May 6) and TOMORROW (May 7) as finals wrap up.

Please call Megan Terraso McRainey at 404-727-6171 if you plan to film student donations so she can have Deena Keeler on hand to explain the program.

WHERE: Dobbs University Center loading dock, 605 Asbury Circle, Atlanta 30322. Emory campus map.