By Samantha Herrell, Community Director for West Georgetown, Georgetown University Office of Neighborhood Life
Georgetown University’s 13th annual Move Out Drive is our end-of-the-school-year contribution to our community and the environment. Now through May 31, off-campus students and residents within the 20007 zip code are invited to donate gently used household items as well as dispose of bulk trash. The Office of Neighborhood Life, the Office of Sustainability, GU Planning and Facilities Management, and local charity Keys for the Homeless will collect your donations and give them to those living in poverty in the DC region. (Contractor and other commercial enterprise waste will not be picked up.)
Pickups must be scheduled in advance via the online form, and all neighbors and off-campus students must use GU’s specific donation and bulk trash tags. Information packets with tags may be picked up in person any time Monday through Friday, 9 am–5 pm, from the Georgetown University Office of Neighborhood Life (1300 36th Street NW). If getting to our office to pick up the information packets with tags is difficult, my coworkers and I are happy to deliver a packet to your front door.
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Neighborhood Life by phone at (202) 687-5138 or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During last year’s Move Out Drive, GU students and the community donated more than $186,000 of in-kind goods and diverted 56,000 pounds of waste. With the University’s students, faculty, staff, and community support of this initiative, we hope to give back even more this year while doing our best to keep our neighborhoods clean.