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FSU students recycle unwanted items to help community

Posted at 5:30 PM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 17:30:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - As students at Florida State clean out their dorms, they're finding things they don't want anymore, but one program on campus is saving those items from being tossed out.

Chuck It for Charity is a partnership between University Housing and FSU Sustainable Campus for 10 years running.

Students donate clothing, appliances, rugs, you name it. That's good news for groups like the Unconquered Scholars.

That organization helps students who've experienced foster care or homelessness. Chuck It for Charity provides nonperishable food to help fill the group's pantry, and there's plenty of other things to pick out.

"We feel like we try to mitigate as much cost as possible, because college is expensive," said Abdullah Derosier, student in Unconquered Scholars Program. "Within each student, they go through their own experiences, and we don't want cost to be one of those experiences that they have to go through or worry about, to actually just have a space that is functional for themselves."

And over the past decade, Chuck It for Charity has collected 100 tons of unwanted items.

Organizers say if it's not broken, don't throw it away. Find a way to reuse or donate it.

Chuck It for Charity runs through Saturday.