Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Think Green and Give

Think Green & Give – Annual Year-End Charitable Donation Drive
*Call for Volunteers*

Students: Do you need service hours by the end of the semester?  Or, need a study break?  Sign-up to volunteer for Think Green & Give, our campus-wide charitable donation drive where we collect students’ gently used clothing and unopened, non perishable food and toiletries as students move out of the residence halls for the summer.  Collected items will be donated to America’s Disabled and other local charities to help those in need.  See below for volunteer details:

Type of Service (duties/tasks):  Volunteers will help by collecting donated items from the res halls, moving boxes and bags throughout campus, and/or sorting and packing collection items to send to local charities in central collection rooms.

Service Needs:  Volunteers should have a positive, can-do attitude and a concern for social justice. 

How do I sign up?  Please contact Kaitlin Brose, Sustainability Specialist at the IES, at kbrose@luc.edu or 773-508-8255.  Please sign-up to volunteer by April 15th.


  • LSC – IES Room 123
  • WTC – Baumhart Hall – Student Lounge Room 402

Think Green and Give is a charitable collection event in which gently used, clean clothing, household items, and nonperishable unopened food/toiletries are collected at the end of the academic year when students move out of the residence halls for the summer.

PROBLEM: Colleges and universities nationwide generate up to 100 tons of additional trash during spring move-out. Many of those items can be donated/reused.

SOLUTION: Students are given the opportunity to drop off unwanted and REUSABLE items.

  • Donations—Go to those in need
  • Students pack a lighter load as they head out for summer
  • REUSE—go green and be part of the solution

America's disabled and local food pantries are recipients of Think Green and Give.

Off-Campus Donations

Live off-campus but want to donate items? There are several Chicago organizations that will take your unwanted clothing or household items.

Type of Materials AcceptedName of Organization
Clothing and Household Items
Food and Toiletries
Cell Phones and Electronics
  • Cell Phones for Soldiers
    • 312.994.5830
    • By mail only
  • Staples
    • various locations
    • Accepts: laptops, wireless routers, ink and toner cartridges, old computers, printers, keyboards, fax machines, etc.

Bring expired medications to various locations throughout Chicago to have them disposed of properly. See each website for details on location.