Geneseo Gives Back


What is the Geneseo Gives Back program?

Launched in 2005, the Geneseo Gives Back program is designed to reduce the waste created by the needless discarding of usable items when the residence halls close in May. 

What happens to your stuff when you leave?  The choice is yours.  Look for our cardboard boxes and signature blue recycling containers to appear in your residence hall on Monday, April 25.


What can be donated?

What we can take:

  • non-perishable, unused foods
  • clothes -- washed and in wearable condition
  • household appliances in working condition (e.g., clocks, radios, irons; with accompanying chargers, if applicable)
  • small wastebaskets
  • office supplies, pots/pans, dishes, silverware, plastic storage (bins, etc), lamps. fans, linens (sheets, blankets, towels, etc)

What we can't take:

  • stained carpets
  • computer monitors
  • underwear & socks
  • refrigerators

Your donations are processed for the InterFaith Center Tag Sale scheduled for Move-In Weekend 2016. 

Other organizations that benefit from your donations are:

  • Geneseo-Groveland Food Pantry
  • Geneseo Parish Outreach Center
  • Hearthside Cats and other animal shelters
  • Geneseo Central School Earthwise Club's Scrap Metal Drive and Electronics Drive.

Pick Ups are available for off campus residents.  Please contact Sarah McLean to make arrangements.


Who should I contact if I have questions about the Geneseo Gives Back program?

Sarah McLean, Coordinator for Geneseo Gives Back  (585) 260-0532