2019 Results

OSU has generally been increasing the weight of donations since 2010. 

In 2019, we received donations of 22,533 pounds which unfortunately did not meet our goal of 31,000 pounds.

Most of the decrease in donations came from the categories of housewares, food, and wood. The decrease in wood could be explained by an increase in rentable lofting kits provided by University Housing and Dining, but we are unsure what contributed to a significant decrease in housewares, food, and the other categories.

While we didn't meet our goal for the year, we can all be proud of the 11 tons that were donated this year. We are extremely grateful to everyone who donated, as well as the volunteers and staff that helped make the Great Move-Out happen!

The donations help our local nonprofits and those in our community who are in need, plus it benefits the environment by promoting the reuse of materials!

Below you can compare how we've done throughout the years:

 

And here is a breakdown of each year's results by category:

Category 2012 Weight (lbs) 2013 Weight (lbs) 2014 Weight (lbs) 2015 Weight (lbs) 2016 Weight (lbs) 2017 Weight (lbs)  2018 Weights (lbs) 

2019 Weights (lbs)

Wood 4,421 7,081 3,820 7,618 1,000 7,864 2,000  400
Clothing, Shoes, Linens 5,252 7,283 6,664 9,706 6,867 8,191 10,861  9,034
Food, Toiletries, School Supplies 2,517 2,693 1,897 3,358 3,103 4,119  4,563  3,119

Housewares

7,932 8,922 10,027 13,268 11,997 15,502 14,889  9,980
Total Donations 20,693 25,979 22,408 33,950 22,967 35,676 32,313  22,533