‘Lighten Your Load’ initiative helps UofL students move out of dorms

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by WHAS11.com

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 5:54 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- University of Louisville students are in the thick of final exams Thursday afternoon and it's time for many of them to move out of the dorms. Goodwill is helping students do just that by lightening their load!

The school is teaming up with Goodwill to help collect unwanted appliances, clothes and books that would otherwise be thrown away.

It's called "Lighten Your Load."

Recycling and donation collection containers are set up in residence halls so students can easily donate anything they don't want.

"It's a wonderful sustainability initiative, a wonderful recycle-reuse initiative, but it also really helps students who are struggling to pay the bills," Shirley Willihnganz, University of Louisville Provost, said.

The program launched nationally last year at five college campuses and collected more than 60,000 pounds of material for re-use or recycling.
 

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