Community Engagement

Donation Diversion Drives Overview

Recently in an effort to increase our sustainability efforts and divert some material out of landfills we have started a concerted effort to hold campus-wide drives. For all of the materials that we collect we look for a local outlet to accept those goods. Typically, they will be local nonprofits that do work here in Lowell.

donation-driveDuring the 2014 Earth Week and Spring Dorm Move-Out we collected electronics, food, clothing and more. All of these items were donated to organizations and businesses in Lowell. 

  • 1100+ pounds of electronics were picked up by Northeast Material Handling, a recycling center in Lowell, for sustainable disposal. 
  • Nearly 600 pounds of packaged and canned food was donated to the House of Hope Lowell, which provides daily meals and shelter for homeless families. 
  • Nearly 85 pounds of towels and linens were donated to the Lowell Humane Society for use in the daily care of animals. 
  • Clothing, shoes, select electronics, and various household goods (totaling over 1600 pounds) were all donated to The Wish Project Lowell which helps numerous families by providing them with the necessary goods and materials to meet basic household needs. 
  • Also, during Earth Week we collected bottles and cans with a 5-cent redemption and redeemed them at a Lowell Redemption Center, the proceeds went back into our Community Garden.

List of Locations for Drive Drop-offs

When collection drives occur, signs will be posted and a link to this page will be provided. Below you will find a list of where donation bins can be found.

East Campus

Building
Location
Bourgeois
Lobby
Donahue
Lobby
Fox
Lobby
Inn and Conf. Center
Lobby
University Crossing
Lobby
University Suites
Lobby
Wannalancit
Lobby


North Campus

Building
Location
Ball
Food Court/Lecture Halls
Cumnock
Basement    
Eames
Lobby
Falmouth
3rd Floor
Kitson
3rd Floor
Lydon
Library Lobby
Olney
Basement
Olney
1st Floor
Olsen
Lobby
Perry
2nd Floor
Southwick
Dining
Southwick
3rd Floor

South Campus

Building
Location
Coburn
Lobby
Dugan
Lobby
Durgin
Lobby
HSSB
Lobby
McGauvran
Lobby
O'Leary
Library Lobby
Riverside Suites
Lobby
Sheehy/Concordia
The Link-Lobby
South Dining
Lobby
Weed
Lobby