Boston College Move Out – May 14 – May 24

The biggest donation week of the year is coming up for Household Goods, and we could use your help!

Boston College’s graduation is Monday, May 22.

On that day, and in the week leading up, thousands of BC students will be moving out of their dorms and leaving behind usable household goods, including lamps, microwaves, coffee makers, vacuums, sheets, towels, blankets, and more for Household Goods.

These items are critical to keeping Household Goods stocked with the essential items that families need to set up their homes for months to come. Help from volunteers during this time is crucial to making the collection a reality and a success.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Collect and load donations at BC from Sunday, May 14 through Tuesday, May 23 – but especially Monday, May 22, graduation day.
  • Unload the trucks coming back from BC at the Household Goods facility, at 530 Main St. in Acton, from Monday, May 15th through Wednesday, May 24.
  • Sort, clean and process donations Monday May 15 through May 26.

Boston College Move Out Schedule

SUNDAY, MAY 14

Pick Ups at BC: Meet at Household Goods at 12:45pm, leave for BC at 1 PM, return at 6 PM. Needed:  3 Drivers, 5 Crew  plus at least 3 extra crew to drive themselves (or carpool together from Household Goods)

MONDAY, MAY 15

Unloading at Household Goods: Many Unloaders  needed at Household Goods at 8:30am to unload 3 trucks

Pick Ups at BC: Meet at Household Goods at 9:45am, leave for BC at 10, return at 3 PM Needed: 3 Drivers, 5 Crew plus at least 3 extra crew to drive themselves (or carpool together from Household Goods)

TUESDAY, MAY 16

Unloading at Household Goods: Many Unloaders  needed at Household Goods at 8:30am to unload 3 trucks

Pick Ups at BC: Meet at Household Goods at 12:45pm, leave for BC at 1​pm​, return at ​6​ PM Needed:   3 Drivers, 5 Crew to ride in trucks plus at least 3 extra crew to drive themselves (or carpool together from Household Goods)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17

Unloading at Household Goods: Many Unloaders  needed at Household Goods at 8:30am to unload 3 trucks

Pick Ups at BC: Meet at Household Goods at 9:45am, leave for BC at 10, return at 3 PM. Needed:  ​3 Drivers, ​5  Crew to ride in trucks plus at least 3 extra crew to drive themselves (or carpool together from Household Goods)

THURSDAY, MAY 18

Unloading at Household Goods: Many Unloaders  needed at Household Goods at 8:30am to unload 3 trucks

SUNDAY, MAY 21

Unloading at Household Goods: Many Unloaders  needed at Household Goods at 1pm to unload 3 trucks

Pick Ups at BC:Meet at Household Goods at 12:45pm, leave for BC at 1pm, return at 6pm. Needed: 3 Drivers, 5 Crew to ride in trucks, plus 3 extra crew to drive themselves (or carpool together from Household Goods)

MONDAY, MAY 22 – The Very Big Day!!

Unloading at Household Goods: Many Unloaders needed at Household Goods at 8am to unload 3 trucks

Pick Ups at BC: Meet at Household Goods at 10:45am, leave for BC at 11am, return at ​8pm

Needed:  Many people for each job. We need at least 50 Volunteers to fill these jobs. We will carpool to BC

  • Drivers
  • Crew to collect goods
  • Crew to pack goods into trucks
  • Crew to sort goods
  • Writers (to tally/inventory what we collect)

TUESDAY, MAY 23

Unloading at Household Goods: Many Unloaders  needed at Household Goods at 8:30am to unload trucks

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24

Unloading at Household Goods: Many Unloaders  needed at Household Goods at 8:30am to unload trucks

More BC Move Out Details

  • Drivers must be approved.
  • Crew must be 18 to ride in Household Goods’ trucks (unless they are with their own parent).
  • Extra Crew can drive their own vehicles or meet our trucks on BC campus.
  • Please wear your orange Household Goods t-shirt.
  • Most items we collect at BC are small, (lamps, microwaves, linens etc..) there may be the occasional piece of furniture, or TV, but everything is coming out of dorms, so most items are light.
  • We need people who can tally/inventory and sort the goods too, so you don’t need to be a “heavy lifter” to participate!

A 13-Year Partnership

For over a decade, Household Goods has worked with Boston College to pick up numerous household items donated by students who are graduating or departing for the summer. These items, such as microwaves, lamps, coffee makers, vacuums, etc., are a great resource for Household Goods to subsequently provide to families and individuals in need. In collection drives in years past, BC students generously donated more than 1,600 bags of sheets and towels, 600 lamps, and 770 small appliances to Household Goods.

Join Us!

Please consider volunteering. No experience is necessary. To sign up, fill out the form below, call Kirsten at 978-635-1710, ext. 6, or email kirsten@householdgoods.org.