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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 the last Monday in April. Pick-ups are available for off campus residents: please contact Sarah McLean to make arrangements.


Your donations are processed for the InterFaith Center Tag Sale scheduled for Move-In Weekend in the fall. Other organizations that directly benefit from your donations are:

  • Chances and Changes 
  • 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.

Donations We Accept

  • 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 boxes, plastic drawer units, plastic bins, etc.
  • lamps, fans, linens (sheets, blankets, towels, etc)

Donation Restrictions

We cannot take these things:

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

    Contact Information

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

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

    Geneseo Gives Back is a collaboration among Student Life, Center for Community, Facilities, Office of Sustainability, and the InterFaith Center.