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Lasell Leftovers Program Donates to Local Charities

June 10, 2013

Each year departing college students leave pots, pens, clothing and even mini refrigerators behind in their dorms - but these items don't end up in the trash. In fact, the majority are donated to local charities thanks to the Lasell Leftovers program.

The program, started by Lasell Plant Operations Director Marc Fournier, involves college staff and faculty who volunteer time to sort through bins of items for distribution to local non-profit organizations. This year more than 1,750 pounds of supplies, clothing, food items and books were donated.

This year the donations went to:

Big Brother Big Sister Foundation
• Clothes, shoes, handbags, accessories and new bed linins

Betterworld Books
• Books

Household Goods Recycling of Massachusetts
• Fans, desk lamps, pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, flatware, mirrors, small appliances, microwaves, mini refrigerators

Greater Boston Food Bank
• Food and beverages

Angell Memorial (MSPCA)
• Bedding and towels
• A hamster/gerbil/mouse habitat

Extras for Creative Reuse
• School, office, arts and crafts supplies, fabric, ribbon

Ninos de Veracruz, Mexico (Newton Sister City)
• lingerie

Lasell Mexico International Service Learning Trip
• Lasell logo shirts and items

Boston Scholar Athletes
• Sporting equipment, athletic apparel, sneakers

Lasell Plant Operations
• Rags and cleaning supplies

 

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