Keep America Beautiful

Welcome to Give and Go! Move Out 2014. The Give and Go program is a partnership between Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and Goodwill Industries International (GII) with program support from the College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC). The program is designed to work with colleges and universities to implement effective collection drives during the spring move out period at the end of the term when college students leave campus housing.

Initiated as part of a 2012 KAB commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative-University (CGI-U), Give and Go was piloted in the spring of 2013 at five schools: Creighton University, University of Toledo, Northern Illinois University, Trinity University and Franklin College.  The pilot was a great success and resulted in a dramatic increase in the amount of clothing and household goods recovered from each of the schools over previous years. Over 60,000 lbs. of reusable material was diverted from the landfill to local Goodwill stores and ultimately new homes. In the process, the value of these materials helped fund 1,757 hours of local job training services, helping to strengthen the relationship of the participating schools to their communities. Learn more about the 2013 pilot by viewing the following slide presentation.

2014 Give and Go Program Overview - Full Webinar Recording (Presented August 12, 2014)

2013 Give and Go Pilot Program Overview - PDF Presentation (Presented at AASHE  - October, 2013)

20 schools are participating in the 2015 collection drive:

  • College of Charleston
  • Creighton University
  • Mary Hardin-Baylor 
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Radford University
  • Southern Oregon University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Tech University
  • The University of Toledo
  • Trinity University
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Louisville
  • Ferrum College
  • Indiana State University
  • Indiana University‑Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Randolph College
  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • University of Redlands


For questions about these resources or for general program questions, contact program manager, Alec Cooley at (843) 278 7686 or