Box of donations on couch

How to Donate 

Oregon State University invites students to bring items they will no longer want or need to a drop-off event at the end of the school year! Donated items will go to local nonprofits for reuse.

The 2022 donation drive will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday through Monday, June 11-13 at the Benton County Fairgrounds' Guerber Building  (110 SW 53rd St.).

Want to donate but cannot make it? Check out the Corvallis-Area Reuse Directory for a list of places that accept goods. 

What is Accepted for Donation

Items must be clean, dry and in working condition.  

  • furniture and mattresses 
  • clothing and shoes
  • linens
  • food (sealed and non-perishable)
  • electronics
  • books and school supplies
  • other household items (kitchenware, décor, appliances, toiletries, cleaning supplies, etc.)
  • bicycles*

*Leaving your bike behind? They can be dropped off at our June 11-13th event or at Public Safety in Cascade Hall June 6-15th. OSU will refurbish abandoned bikes for resale, the goal being to offer students affordable, ready-to-ride bikes at the beginning of next school year. Learn more here

How to Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to make this event happen! Lend a hand for these efforts by volunteering in the June 7-15 timeframe.

2021 Results

In 2021, we received donations of 2,711 pounds and around 150 pieces of furniture at the Off-Campus Donation Drive alone!

2021 Benefiting Organizations

Below are the organizations who received donated goods in 2021. Organizations for 2022 will be updated by late May.

  • The Arc of Benton County - Corvallis/Philomath

  • Habitat for Humanity - Albany & Benton

  • Santiam Village Community College

  • Corvallis Odd Fellows

  • Jackson Street Youth Center

  • Marys River Watershed Council

  • Home Life Inc.

  • Love INC. of Linn County

  • OSU Folk Club Thrift and Odd Fellow

  • Benton Furniture Share

  • Housing Our Veterans

  • Southside Youth Outreach

  • Second Chance

  • Teen Challenge

  • Corvallis Fire Department

  • OSU University Housing and Dining Services

  • Corvallis School District

  • CASA Voices for Children

  • Chintimini Wildlife Center

  • Helping Hands

  • Linn Benton Food Share

  • OSU Food Pantry (Basic Needs Center)

  • Philomath Community Services (gleaners)

  • Vina Moses

  • OSU Fire Marshall

  • College Hill High School

  • Corvallis Daytime Drop-in

  • EtCetera Shop

  • Old Mill Center

  • Just Serve

  • Cat's Meow/Heartland Humane Society

  • Community Outreach

  • Kings Valley Charter School

  • Scout troop 100 - Albany

  • St. Vincent de Paul

  • 5 Star Sports

  • Goodwill

  • Trillium Family Services

  • Calvary Chapel

  • Grace Center

  • Play it Again Sports

  • Benny Business Close

  • OSU Surplus Property (a small portion is resold through the OSUsed Store to recoup program costs)

For More Information

Please direct questions to Rae DeLay via email or at 541-737-7341.

There is also a Move Out Donation Drive for students living in the residence halls. Learn more here