Futons, rugs, clothing, appliances, electronics and other items was distributed to Oneonta charities and community members this week during SUNY Oneonta’s first Move-Out Donation & Reuse Program.

From May 5-16, as students moved out of their residence halls for the summer, the college placed special donation Dumpsters near the 15 halls to collect gently used items that students no longer wanted.

On Monday, May 19, at the St. James Church in Oneonta, the items were dispersed to 10 area nonprofit organizations: Catholic Charities of Delaware and Otsego Counties, Opportunities for Otsego, Catskill Area Hospice, RSS Inc., Spirit and Truth Christian Assembly, Northeast Parent and Child Society, St. Mary’s Church, Elm Park Church, Literacy Volunteers of Otsego & Delaware Counties, and the College Assistance Migrant Program.

Once staff from the charities had selected the items they wanted, members of the community were invited to take the remaining items at no charge. Approximately 150 community members attended the event.