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Project Move Out lets Purdue students help local needy families

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University students moving out at the end of this semester will have the chance to donate usable items to the eighth annual Project Move Out, which will distribute items to needy families in the area.

The event, sponsored by the Boiler Volunteer Network, will collect goods between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday (May 2-3) in the Purdue Armory.

Also, student volunteers will be out in West Lafayette’s New Chauncey neighborhood from 1-4 p.m. Saturday (May 3) to gather donations of usable household items that are left curbside for the collection and pick up trash throughout the area. Purdue Physical Facilities donated the use of four trucks for the event.

Students can donate items such as clothing, shoes, cleaning supplies, electronics, books, furniture, laundry soap, winter coats and luggage, said Harry Brown, assistant dean of students and director of the Boiler Volunteer Network.

Then, from 1-4 p.m. Sunday (May 4), low-income community members will have a chance to “shop” for free items they need.

For the first time, the Boiler Volunteer Network is working on Project Move Out with the Campus Community Partnership Committee, a group that serves to increase Purdue’s cooperation with and contributions to the surrounding community.

Volunteers are still needed to help with the program, and one-hour shifts are available, Brown said. To make arrangements or for information, contact the Boiler Volunteer Network at (765) 496-2450 or bvn@purdue.edu.

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