Panther Central

Clutter for a Cause 2021

Clutter for a Cause Donation Week will be held during this year’s move-out from April 22 – 30, 2021.

Accepted Items 

Donated items must be clean and dry. 

  • Textiles: Clothing, Accessories, Shoes, Towels, Duvet Covers, Blankets, Curtains, Bedding 
  • Kitchen Items: Mini-Fridges (Dry & Free of Food), Microwaves, Rice Cookers, Keurig or Coffee Pots, Small Kitchenware Items (Plates, Cups, Utensils, etc.) 
  • Non-Perishable Food & Hygine Items: In partnership with the Pitt Police's Most Wanted Food Drive, we accept all items that are not and expired and that have not yet been opened. 
  • Books & Textbooks 
  • Dorm Essentials: Mirrors, Lamps, Organizational Items (Dry Erase Boards, Plastic Bins, Clothing Organizers, and Laundry Baskets) 
  • Electronics: TVs, Computers, Computer Monitors, Printers, Keyboards, Mice, Cables, Phones, and Cameras 

Unacceptable Items 

Due to health and safety concerns, we are unable to accept the following items: Foam Mattress Toppers, Mattresses, Upholstered Furniture (Futons/Couches), Rugs. 

Donation Locations and Times

Donations are accepted at any time at unstaffed locations in select residence halls, and during open hours at the following staffed locations:

  • Schenley Quad (between Amos Hall and McCormick Hall)
  • Litchfield Towers Patio (Forbes Ave. side)
  • Upper Campus (located in the parking lot on Allequippa St, next to Panther Hall and across the street from Sutherland Hall)

Station Hours:

  • Thursday, April 22  from 12pm – 5pm
  • Friday, April 23 from 12pm – 5pm
  • Saturday, April 24 from 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday, April 25 from 10am – 5pm
  • Monday, April 26 from 10am – 5pm
  • Tuesday, April 27 from 10am – 5pm
  • Wednesday, April 28 from 10am – 5pm
  • Thursday, April 29 from 10am – 5pm
  • Friday, April 30 from 10am – 2pm 

You can donate accepted items from April 22 through April 30 in our collection bins in the following resident halls: 

  • Ruskin Hall (Ground Floor Lounge)
  • Forbes Hall (2nd Floor Lounge)
  • Lothrop Hall (Ground Floor Lobby)

Donation Station for Off-Campus Residents 

  • Monday, April 26 from 10am - 2pm (Sennott Square Parking Lot)

Don’t Leave Unwanted Items in Your Room! 

State laws prohibit us from collecting and donating items that are left in residence hall rooms after move-out. Leaving unwanted items in your room not only results in a penalty to your housing accounting and creates additional work for housekeeping staff, but also increases the chance that unwanted items end up in a landfill or state auction.