Clutter for a Cause

Clutter for a Cause Donation Week will be held during this year’s move-out from April 22 – 30, 2021

Since 2016, the University of Pittsburgh has encouraged a greener student move-in and move-out process with Clutter for a Cause.

Off-campus collections are June 1, June 28, July 26, and August 9!  Learn more. 

Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Accepted items must be clean and dry:

* Textiles: Clothing, Accessories, Shoes, Towels, Duvet Covers, Blankets, Curtains, Bedding
* Kitchen Items: Mini-Fridges (Dry & Free of Food), Microwaves, Rice Cookers, Coffee Pots or Keurigs, Small Kitchenware Items (Plates, Cups, Utensils, etc.)
* Non-Perishable Food & Hygiene Items: In partnership with the Pitt Police’s Most Wanted Food Drive, we accept all items that are not and expired and that have not yet been opened.
* Books & Textbooks
* Dorm & Apartment Essentials: Mirrors, Lamps, Organizational Items (Dry Erase Boards, Plastic Bins, Clothing Organizers, and Laundry Baskets)
Electronics: TVs, Computers, Computer Monitors, Printers, Keyboards, Mice, Cables, Phones, and Cameras

Due to health and safety concerns, we are unable to accept the following items: Foam Mattress Toppers, Mattresses, Upholstered Furniture (Futons/Couches), Rugs. 


All items collected are either resold at the University of Thriftsburgh(on-campus thrift store) or donated to local thrift stores.thriftsburgh logo

In April 2019 alone, Pitt’s on-campus Clutter for a Cause collection gathered 1,200 pounds of household goods and 800 pounds of clothing to be resold at Thriftsburgh AND donated 8,000 pounds of goods to St. Vincent de Paul Society, Goodwill, and the Free Stores in Wilkinsburg and Braddock.