The University of Georgia aims to break a record with this year’s Dawgs Ditch the Dumpster and Donate by diverting more than 60,000 pounds of material from local landfills during campus move-out.
Led by University Housing in partnership with six local nonprofit organizations, the event will be held May 3-11 for housing residents to recycle unwanted clothing, books and other household items instead of throwing them away.
Many donations go to housing’s main partners, Goodwill of North Georgia, which provides funds for job training services, and America’s Thrift, which supports Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
The list of other organizations that benefit from Dawgs Ditch grows each year. Organizations that will benefit in 2019 include Project Safe, Athens Area Homeless Shelter, Bulldog Basics (provides personal hygiene products for students in need), the UGA student food pantry and Free IT Athens.