You probably noticed large cardboard boxes in the halls during these last weeks of class.

Those are part of the Leave Green initiative. During move out, University Housing works with an area nonprofit to make it easier for you to donate items to a worthy cause.leave green logo

Housing selected Potter’s House this year after an application process earlier this year. Potter House operates a thrift store in Fayetteville. Proceeds from that store go toward the organization’s efforts to help children and families in Northwest Arkansas.

“Diverting all the great things students leave behind away from our landfills and into the hands of those who can use these items is good stewardship toward our community and good for the University’s efforts to become a Zero Waste Campus by 2021,” said Jeff Vinger, Housing’s director of residential facilities

Over 24.1 tons of materials were donated last year, he said.

Please consider passing on your unwanted items to Potter’s House by dropping them off in or beside the cardboard boxes.


Suggested Donation Items

  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Ironing boards
  • Shower caddies
  • Electronics
  • Dishes
  • Miscellaneous household items

Potter’s House director Chad Mathis, right, and Chad Walker set up a donation box in Futrall Hall. Donations by students will be used by Potter’s House to provide for children and families in the area. | University Housing