UVA’s Hoos ReUse program provides students an opportunity to donate gently-used or unwanted items to various community organizations in hopes of minimizing the amount of waste sent to the landfill. Hoos ReUse will still take place this year but will look differently given the ongoing COVID-19 situation. While waste minimization is certainly important, the health and safety of our community takes top priority during this year’s campaign. If you choose to donate, please be sure to practice social distancing and review best practices listed by the Center for Disease Control.

Hoos ReUse On Grounds

Per UVA’s Housing & Residence website, “A donation location will be designated in each building/housing area where you may leave any new and unopened items that you wish to give away, including cleaning supplies, toiletries, and non-perishable food.” Consider donating any gently-used or unwanted items. 

Hoos ReUse Off Grounds

Living off Grounds and looking to donate items during the move-out process? A few community organizations are currently open and taking a wide variety of items. See the list below for more information:


Goodwill is currently taking clothing, shoes, books, lines, dishware, small appliances, and electronics. You can donate items Monday through Saturday from 9-5pm at either of the Goodwill Donation Centers in Charlottesville (29 North or Mill Creek). Goodwill cannot take mattresses, box springs, furniture, televisions, or major appliances.


Habitat for Humanity:

Habitat for Humanity is currently making appointments to take large furniture items, standing lamps, table lamps, artwork and small furniture items. Call 434-293-6331 to make an appointment to donate items between the hours of 10-4pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Items should be dropped off at the Habitat Store (1221 Harris Street). You can also schedule a furniture pick-up by calling 434-293-6331 (note: appointments fill up quickly, so call as soon as possible). Habitat cannot take mattresses or box springs.


Salvation Army:

The Salvation Army is currently taking clothing, shoes, books, lines, dishware, furniture, small appliances, and electronics. You can donate items Monday through Friday from 9-3pm at the Salvation Army Store (604 Cherry Avenue). You can call 434-979-5230 with any questions. The Salvation Army cannot take mattresses, box springs, or large entertainment centers.