Clean Break

Donate, don't discard.

Clean Break is a month-long program planned and coordinated by the Office of Sustainability during student move-out at the end of each academic year. The program diverts useful items often thrown away at the end of the year from the landfill and into the Providence community. Office of Sustainability interns, our community partners and volunteers play a critical role in the success of this program.

Electronics, small appliances, toys, clothing, shoes, accessories, backpacks, cleaning supplies, towels, cosmetics, toiletries, unopened food, and books.

Items are carefully sorted to meet the needs of different partner organizations. In past years, we have worked closely with local organizations that include GoodWill, the East Greenwich Animal Protection League, the Undocumented, First-Generation College and Low-Income Student Center (U-FLi Center), the Mt. Pleasant Library, Children’s Friend, and the Food Recovery Network.

During move-out, donations will be accepted in green bins located in dorms across campus, with 6 additional bins in the Brown Parking Garage (101 Thayer Street) for off-campus donations.

locate the bin nearest to you