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Lounge Set-Up & Categories

Fall 2020 Moveout:

Due to current health and safety risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, our collection process during the Fall 2020 move-out period is limited. The following residence halls have moveout donation sites: Willets (Mephistos), Alice Paul (1st floor lounge), Danawell (Multipurpose room), Mertz (1st floor lounge), NPPR (1st floor lounge), Wharton (C&D basement), Parrish (4th floor lounge). Each lounge will have designated areas and signage to indicate different categories of donated items.

Note that the categories of items that we can accept this semester is different - please see the the updated 'What to Donate' page for information on what we're accepting.

The information below details our normal collection process, which is inactive during Fall 2020. 

Each lounge will be separated into several sections. Signs will be posted to direct students where to place which items.  Please see below to learn about the six categories.

Clothing, Shoes, Sheets
  • End Location: off-campus communities via GreenDrop.
  • Description: These items cannot be taken by Worthmore (largely due to the quantity of donations), but will be taken by GreenDrop to be distributed to several charities. Please place items in one of the large cardboard boxes provided.
  • Do Not Include: Foam mattresses.
School Supplies, Dorm & Hygiene Items
  • End Location: Worthmore.
  • Description: This is the main collection for Worthmore donations. Please place items in the large gray cart provided.
  • Do Not Include: Broken items, items intended for single-use, overly dirty items.
Lamps, Fans, Mirrors, Mini-Fridges 
  • End Location: Worthmore.
  • Description: This is the secondary collection for Worthmore donations, primarily intended for bulky items that cannot fit in the gray cart. Please place items within the donation area demarcated with blue tape.
  • Do Not Include: Broken electronics, broken mirrors, or FRIDGES WITH ANY FOOD OR LIQUID.
Swat Course Textbooks
  • End Location: Underhill.
  • Description: These books will be donated to the Swarthmore Libraries and offered to future students. Please place books in the crate provided. It is extremely helpful if you also label the book with its associated course.
  • Do Not Include: Personal class notes.
Non-Course Books
  • End Location: Worthmore.
  • Description: Non-course books can be taken here to available through Worthmore.
  • Do Not Include: Printed PDFs, personal documents.
Non-Perishable, Unopened Food
  • End Location: Some to summer interns, some to charities.
  • Description: Worthmore will no longer carry food items due to pests. Non-perishable food will be collected during move-out, however, and every attempt will be made to ensure that food donations are eaten by someone!
  • Do Not Include: Perishable food, opened food.