Chuck It For Charity 2015


Chuck It for Charity 2015 Results!

  • Clothes: 3,618.30 lbs (pounds)
  • General Household Items: 2,594.50 lbs
  • Food: 579.4 lbs
  • Furniture: 2,181.90 lbs
  • Microwaves & Mini-Fridges: 1,316.60 lbs
  • E-Cycle Drive: 5,678 lbs
  • Clothes/AMVETS-Pick up: 1,554.70 lbs
  • Miscellaneous: 898.30 lbs
  • Student Activities Building Collection Totals: 13,688.08 lbs
  • McCormick Road Dorms: 4,190 lbs
  • Total on-Grounds: 23,556 lbs (Compare 2014: 18,543 lbs)

Chuck It For Charity is an annual collection drive to enable students to donate their unwanted furniture, appliances, non-perishable food and clothing to local charities. Chuck It for Charity is offered to students residing on and off Grounds. Collection sites set up during Final Exams and serve as drop-off locations for usable items. U.Va. Recycling offers students free cardboard boxes during move out. To obtain the boxes, please visit the U.Va. Recycling Warehouse, Monday – Friday 8:00am – 3:00pm.

The University of Virginia and its partners are strongly committed to supporting the local community and have made it even simpler for departing students to divert unwanted household items from area dumpsters and landfills. For 2015, collection will take place at the following times and locations.

On-Grounds residents can participate in Chuck it for Charity from Thursday, April 30, through Saturday, May 9 at the following locations.

  • Old Dorms (Bonnycastle, Dabney, Echols, Emmet, Hancock, Humphreys, Kent, Lefevre, Metcalf, Page): Goodwill Tents in Quad: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Alderman Road Dorms (Balz-Dobie, Cauthen, Kellogg, Lile-Maupin, Shannon, Tuttle-Dunnington, Watson-Webb, Woody): Lobbies
  • Other Alderman Road Dorms (Dunglison, Courtenay, Fitzhugh): Student Activities Building M-F 9AM-3PM
  • Brown: Tucker Kitchen
  • Bice: Basement Lounge
  • Copley: Building 836 Lounge
  • Faulkner: Younger Lounge
  • Gooch/Dillard: 384 and 388 Lounges
  • Hereford: Green Room
  • IRC: Gwathmey Black Floor Room
  • Lambeth: Commons Assembly Room
  • Shea House, Casa Bolivar: Shea House 211

Useable donated items will be collected daily from each site and transported to the Student Activities Building by U.Va Recycling in preparation for collection by area charities. Charities participating in On-Grounds collection will pick up items at the Student Activities Building.

E-Cycle Drive: The University of Virginia’s Surplus Property department will offer faculty, staff, and students a cost-free opportunity to dispose of personal electronic equipment during the annual Chuck It four Charity event at the Student Activities Building on Friday, May 8 from  10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. and on Saturday, May 9 from 8:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The drive disposal includes certified secure destruction of all resident data from eCycleSecure, the University’s provider of electronic recycling service for University owned equipment.

eCycleSecure will collect computers including LCD monitors, laptops, tablets, printers, copiers, and phones; however, they do not accept T.V.s or CRT monitors.

If you have any questions, please contact Dolores Hildebrand at 434-924-4233 or

Students residing Off Grounds may donate unwanted but usable items from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 19 at the following locations.

  • MSC MadHouse (780 Madison Avenue)
  • 516 Brandon Avenue (Bice Parking Lot)
  • Cavalier Crossing (100 Wahoo Way)
  • 611 Rugby Road
  • 1508 Grady Avenue
  • Copley

Participating charities (Goodwill, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity) will have collection boxes and staff to assist during each collection day.

The pick up of gently used items may also be scheduled directly with the Salvation Army by calling 434-295-4058 or Goodwill Industries at 540-986-1224.

Contact Community Relations at 434-924-1321 for further information.

University Communications and The Office for Sustainability thank the 2015 Chuck It For Charity Recycling Drive partners including:

Advancing Native Missions
Arc of the Piedmont
Blue Ridge Apartment Council
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Network
Central Virginia Baptist Association Clothing Center
Church of the Incarnation
Habitat Store
Nelson County Food Bank
Salvation Army
Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE)
U.Va. Housing and Residence Life