Give & Go Donation Program

Give & Go Donation Program

Alpaca your stuff at Move-out, or all year round, and sort everything you no longer need to be given to those in need. 

What Can You Give?      Give & Go Numbers      Give Your Bike & Go      Where To Give?      Why Give?


What Can You Give?

Anything in good, usable condition. Donated items can include:

  • Books, bikes, and tools
  • Clothing, shoes, accessories, and jewelry
  • Sportswear, sporting equipment
  • Musical instruments, small furniture items
  • Blankets, sheets, towels, linen, bedspreads, pillows
  • Mattresses, futon mattresses, metal bed & futon frames
  • Small appliances: microwave ovens, heaters, fans, coffee makers, hairdryers, alarm clocks
  • Home electronics: televisions, dvd players
  • Accessories: picture frames, mirrors, desk organizers
  • Unexpired, non-perishable food items

Over a Decade of Supporting our Community

R&DE’s donation program has been in place for over 10 years, providing 4 main benefits:

  1. Reducing waste sent to the landfill
  2. Supporting the community
  3. Saving time while packing up
  4. Supporting First-Gen and Low Income (FLI) students

“Alpaca my Stuff” and the alpaca “mascot” was born, giving life to a program that has, since 2013, diverted 397 tons of waste from the landfill while helping people in need.  

Give Your Bike & Go!

What can be more satisfying than donating your bike to another Stanford student who can benefit so much from it?  

  • Ask for a Give & Go bike tag from your Housing Front Desk.
  • On the day of your departure from campus, unlock your bike in your dorm’s bike lot. 
  • Tag your bike using the special bike tag, and text us a photo and pick-up location.

Our team will do the rest! We accept bike helmets and bike locks, too. 

Where can you donate?

Recycle for Change Collection Box

Recycle for Change
Collection Box

Available year-round in 14 Campus Locations

Donation Enclosure

May 27 - June 17, 2022

Goodwill Trailer

Donation Trailer or Pod

May 27 - June 17, 2022

Locations Map

Recycle for Change Collection Boxes are located at: Quillen Highrise, Munger Courtyard, Studio 1 and Mirrielees, EVGR D, Barnes Court, Hastorf, Dudley Court, Lyman, Rosse, Crothers across AFDC, Lagunita - Norcliffe, FloMo - Faisan, Rains - Bldg 211, Abrams Court

Alpaca Donation Enclosures
Available summer of 2022.

Alpaca Donation Pods
Available summer of 2022.

Alpaca Donation Trailers
Available summer of 2022.

Give & Go Partners

Why give? 

Your donations will support the Goodwill of Silicon Valley, Recycle for Change, and the First-Generation, Low-Income Students (FLI) Program at Stanford to assist our local community and incoming freshmen next year. Every year, student donations kept 50 - 80 tons of material out of the landfill and funnelled to non-profit organizations that benefit livelihood programs and communities in need.

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Give & Go
Started as a student donation activity during Move-out, supporting Stanford’s zero-waste goals while giving back to the community. Students can drop off useable clothes and shoes in collection boxes located around campus. Alpaca your stuff today!