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Project Move-Out: Charity Information


Facilities Management - Zero Waste

Helen Lee
Zero Waste Coordinator

Facilities Management - Zero Waste
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8057
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Project Move-Out

Project Move Out Team

About Project Move-Out

Project Move-Out is a program that aims to capture the waste produced by students during move-out. Unwanted materials are collected then donated to the charities listed below or sold back to the AU community at the Project Move-In Sale during student move-in weekends. 

Capital Area Food Bank

All unopened toiletries and non-perishable food items collected from students during move-out will be donated to Capital Area Food Bank.

The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest, nonprofit hunger and nutrition education resource in the Washington Metropolitan area. They work to educate, empower and enlighten the community about the issues of hunger and nutrition. Their community-building initiatives, including Kids Cafe, Weekend Bag, Face Hunger, From the Ground Up, Sister Hook-Up, Produce for People, and the Brown Bag Program, educate the community about the importance of healthy diets and advocate for public policies that serve the interests of our constituencies.

A Wider Circle

Kitchen supplies and small furniture items that are not sold during the Project Move-In Sale will be donated to A Wider Circle

A Wider Circle provides basic need items to families transitioning out of shelters or simply living without life’s necessities. They furnish the homes of more than 1,000 children and adults every single month, all free of charge. They also go into low-income schools and shelters to lead educational workshops on topics ranging from healthy self-esteem and stress management to resume writing and financial planning.

Community Recycling

Clothes, shoes, and textiles will be donated to Community Recycling.

The Clothing Recycling Company (CRC) provides clothing drop boxes throughout Montgomery County, MD. Director Sabrina Wilson states that "Clothing Recycling provides the Interfaith Clothing Center with needed inventory provided free of charge. They provide focused delivery to serve the clothing needs for our client base of over 6,000 families in Montgomery County each year." Interfaith Clothing Center has partnered with CRC for almost 10 years to maintain and operate collection bins throughout the area. MD, DC & Northern VA charities are provided sorted seasonal clothing to help qualified low-income families in the Metropolitan area stretch their dollars. Clients of these local charities are young and old, male and female, single and married, and span all races. They are working poor, homeless, disabled, recent immigrants, parolees, welfare recipients and seniors living on fixed incomes.

Student groups looking for donations for the charity of their choice, or students that know of organizations deserving of our donations, please let us know by e-mailing