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OHIO students invited to donate unwanted materials when moving out

All Ohio University students who will be moving out of their residence halls or off-campus housing at the end of the spring semester are invited to donate unwanted materials to programs that will benefit the Athens community.

Donation stations on the Athens Campus

Each residence hall will have a donation station where students can drop off unwanted materials including:

  • carpets
  • small appliances
  • clothes
  • bedding
  • furniture
  • food

The donated materials will be collected and sorted throughout finals week and prepped for a special Community Give Back Day coordinated by Ohio University, local non-profit organizations and the Athens County Fairgrounds.

Community Give Back Day is a two-day event which is open to the public. Last year, 90,405 pounds of donations were collected from the OHIO residence halls and donated back to the Athens community. 

For additional information, please see the OHIO Move Out website or email

Options for students living off campus

Community thrift stores have both pick-up and drop-off options for students who are living off campus. Drop-off locations include: 

  • Athens Train Depot: 123 W. Union St
  • Bromley Hall: 35 S Congress St, Athens, OH
  • Christ Lutheran Church: 69 Mill St, Athens
    May 5-6, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Southeast Ohio History Center: 24 W. State St., Athens
    May 5-6, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Upcycle Ohio: 751 W Union St, Athens
  • New To You: 90 Columbus Rd, Athens
  • Goodwill: 175 Columbus Rd, Athens
  • Station Street Apartments: 123 West Union Street, Athens
    May 5-6, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Information on how to call to schedule a pick-up, as well as information on materials that are accepted, please see the OHIO Move Out website.

For more information on how to get involved with this year's event, please email

April 26, 2023
Staff reports