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Got Junk? Chuck it for Charity

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As University of Virginia students prepare to leave grounds for the summer, there is plenty of stuff left behind, which is why students are urged to "Chuck it for Charity".   

It's an annual tradition at UVA, students move out and they donate the stuff they don't want. The event, Chuck it for Charity kicks off Friday and will continue till May 12.

Students can come to several on-grounds locations to donate, and this year there will be four locations off grounds collecting from May 17 through the 19 as well. They're accepting all donations big or small, from non-perishable food items, to appliances and furniture.     

Both UVA staff and students say this offers an opportunity to get rid of unwanted stuff and give back to the community.

Nina Morris of the UVA Sustainability said, "This is an annual tradition at UVA... It's become part of the culture which is very exciting. There's a huge commitment to giving back to charities at UVA and this is another way that students can do that."

UVA second year Holly Mayton said, "I hope students take advantage of it because they're making it so easy for them. We have locations... Every dorm has like a spot in the lounge... This is close by to all these dorms...and even off grounds we're putting it up there."      

The things that are collected will go to various charities including Goodwill and several food banks.

Click here for a complete list of donation sites and times.

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