End of the Year Item Drive

Part of my platform was ensuring that first-year students moving out have easy access to donating their gently used items. I reached out to Nourhan who directed me to Ashley Shantz, who you may know from the Info Desk. Turns out, Ashley has been donating gently-used items from first-year students for years! And I didn’t even know! (And I know everything 😅🤷🏼‍♀️). I really wanted to partner with the Take It or Leave It program at Western which is part of Western’s sustainability work. Ashley was excited to see that students were asking for this donation process so we decided to collaborate for this project. Emily, our VP Communications, designed some really aesthetic posters which were hung in the residences. Students are instructed to take unwanted items to the Info Desk, where Ashley and her team will store them and coordinate their pickup once the semester is officially over. I’m hopeful that this project is a success and can be a continued effort between the HUCSC and Administration to you know, save the planet and all. 🌍