About Give & Go

From 2009-2019, Give and Go was an initiative hosted by Community Outreach intended to divert waste from landfills by providing students moving out with an easy and accessible way to donate the items they no longer need rather than throwing them out.

After a brief hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, this year, the program is being revived with donations being collected from May 1st - 4th 2024 from 9 am-5 pm! Donation drop-off locations will be dispersed throughout campus and volunteers will assist in the transportation and sorting of donations. Community organizations from across the state are invited to identify specific donation needs and direct recovered items to populations who can give the items new life!

Volunteer for Give & Go

Give & Go is a massive effort with over 300 volunteer shifts available. This event would not be possible without the help from countless, committed volunteers. Volunteers will assist with donation collection, sorting, and related tasks! Volunteer solo or as a team! 


Sign-Up to Volunteer Here!

Stay Updated!

Join us in promoting a more sustainable UConn! Follow @uconnoutreach and @uconnos on Instagram to stay updated with volunteer sign-ups, pick-up locations, and all things Give and Go! 

If you want to get involved or have questions, please email uconn.co.giveandgo@gmail.com

2024 Community Partners


2024 Campus Partners



Celebrating a New Year of Give & Go!


Give & Go began in 2009 as part of a campus-wide effort to increase institutional sustainability initiatives. Over those 10 years we have diverted over 40 Tons of waste from landfills. This year we are committed to continuing to increase our diversion efforts. Help us make Give & Go a success! Spread the word! Volunteer!

2024 Drop-Off Locations

Items Our Community Partners Are Accepting

  • Clothes & Shoes
  • Rugs
  • Bedding & Linens
  • Towels
  • Storage Containers
  • Trash Cans
  • Laundry Baskets
  • Nonperishable Food
  • Full Length Mirrors
  • Lamps
  • Household Items
  • Office Supplies
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Laundry Detergents
  • Fans
  • Toiletries
  • Mini-refrigerators
  • Shelves
  • Futons
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Desks
  • Microwaves
  • Televisions
  • Radios
  • DVD Players
  • Electronics
  • Vacuums
  • Bicycles
  • Toasters


Community Outreach believes in donating items with dignity. That means that we are only accepting high quality donations.  Please consider the populations who may be receiving these donations and help us ensure that they receive items that affirm their dignity and value.


Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question? We're here to answer! If you don't see your question here, email us a uconn.co.giveango@gmail.com

Who's allowed to volunteer?


Anyone! UConn students, parents, community members - all are welcomed! Just fill out the volunteer sheet above and specify your affiliation so we can better support your volunteering needs!

What quality of items is Give & Go accepting?


We appreciate your willingness to donate your items. We want to respect the dignity of the community members our partners serve by requiring all items to be clean, functional, and in good condition. Unsure if your items qualify? Bring them to one of the donation drop-off locations and our volunteers will tell you what we accept!

I am unable to move the items I'd like to donate; can someone help me move my furniture?


We want to ensure Give & Go is accessible to all community members! Email us at uconn.co.giveandgo@gmail.com and we'll do what we can to support you! Unfortunately, due to the limited numbers of volunteers - we'll only be able to support residents located at the drop-off locations defined on the map above.

I'm a commuter and would like to drop off items to donate, where can I donate?


Commuter students can drop off their donations at any of the campus-wide drop-off tents and at Ratcliffe Hicks Arena located at 1380 Storrs Road, Unit 4090, Storrs CT 06269 on May 1st-4th between the hours of 9-4:30pm.

What items are community partners specifically looking for?


We'll accept any of the items defined on the Items Our Community Partners Are Accepting section above. However, some community partners have specified wish lists - check them out here:

Covenant Soup Kitchen Wish List

Windham Area Interfaith Ministry Wish List

Items community partners are especially asking for from Give & Go are laundry baskets, toasters, vacuums, fans and towels.

Who can donate items?


Anybody in the UConn community can donate items! That includes undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, departments - whoever! As long as the items fit within the items we're looking for, you can donate it! Our donation collection point volunteers are trained to assess what items we can and cannot take so please adhere to our guidelines listed above!