May 9, 2023

Move Out, Give Back: Off-campus Students Donate Furniture to Community Warehouse Project

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For the first time, WCU has organized a furniture collection for students living off-campus that will benefit the Chester County non-profit Community Warehouse Project (CWP) as well as the environment.

Jacinda Maus, a senior media and culture major interning in the University’s Office of Off Campus and Commuter Services, developed the pilot program Move Out, Give Back as part of her internship. Students living off-campus were required to register in order to have their donations of gently used furniture and small household appliances included in the pick-up event that takes place Saturday, May 13. Items will be picked up by CWP, which distributes furniture free to pre-screened families and individuals who are financially unable to afford their own new or used furniture.

Maus reports that 62 student households are participating with around 300 items that, thanks to this project, will not wind up in a landfill.

“This program is so important because not only does it give off-campus students a chance to declutter and get rid of furniture that is no longer needed but it helps those who are in need of furniture,” she says. “This pilot program has been a success and I’m so proud of the outcome!”

“We’ve served more than 400 families this past year,” notes CWP Executive Director Glenda Brion. “Our numbers are looking like we’ll be above that for this coming year. A lot of these folks are veterans coming out of the VA hospital in Coatesville. We also serve a lot of single moms who just can’t make ends meet.”

OCCS personnel plan on extending this opportunity to on-campus residents for the 2023-2024 school year.

For more information on Move Out, Give Back, email Maus at

Visit this link to connect with the CWP.

Learn more about the OCCS here.

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