Community Relations seeks help
for ‘Pack It Up and Pass It On’
Pack It Up and Pass It On, the annual Texas State recycling program that allows students to leave behind items they no longer want to benefit San Marcos residents in need, is under way.
Last year, residence hall students filled five storage units with thousands of useful items, including clothes, shoes, toys, furniture, electronics, unopened toiletries, non-perishable food, computers, household items and books that more than 1,000 clients from United Way of Hays County agencies selected from as they “shopped” for free in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom. Approximately seven tons of useful items were diverted from area landfills.
Community service documentation will be provided for volunteers. Help is needed in these areas:
Faculty, staff, departments, divisions, student organizations and programs are asked to consider “adopting” a residence hall. All volunteers have to do is visit a hall once a day (during hall open hours) from April 29-May 16, bag items that students leave in the Pack It Up lobby barrels and transport them to a storage unit near the hall for safekeeping until sorting begins.
General Hall Collection
Help with collections from “orphan” halls, April 29-May 16. Volunteers ride with Community Relations staffers, collect items and deliver them to a nearby storage unit.
Donate Gently Used Items
Faculty, staff and off-campus students can clean out closets, garage and storage areas, by making arrangements to meet at a storage unit through May 16. Items also can be delivered to the LBJ Student Center Ballroom Aug. 1-3, between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. No pick-up assistance is available.
Sorting and Set-Up
Spend a few hours or days helping sort items in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom. Daily, Aug. 1-3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s a good team-building experience for offices and organizations.
Help with the free distribution on Aug. 4, 6-11 a.m. Community Relations needs volunteers to take admission tickets, hand out bags, manage pick up of large items, assist “shoppers,” help with evaluations and clean up.
To help, contact the Office of Community Relations at 512.245.9645 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteer shifts are flexible enough to meet any schedule. Visit www.txstate.edu/community for more information.