Departing students donate items to Goodwill

Western Carolina University students recently donated 7,812 pounds of items including clothes, fans, coffee makers, microwaves, TVs, shelving and cookware to Goodwill Industries.

WCU’s Department of Residential Living collaborated with Goodwill to collect donations from students as they moved out of the residence halls after the spring semester to increase WCU’s sustainability efforts and reduce the volume of reusable items entering the waste stream. Goodwill provided blue bins in the residence halls for students to drop off the items they wished to donate.

Goodwill works to help people fulfill their potential through offering customized job training, employment placement and other services to people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face employment challenges. Goodwill supports such endeavors in part by selling donated clothes and household items at Goodwill retail stores and online.

For more information, contact Tim Chapman, associate director of facilities for residential living, at 828-227-7303 or