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Boston College Move-Out Details, Help Needed!

Boston College Move Out – May 14 – May 23

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 22 – 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 15 through Tuesday, May 23.
  • Sort, clean and process donations  Monday May 15th through May 26th!

Household Goods is fortunate to be able to take advantage of this opportunity again this year. Last May, BC students generously donated more than 1,600 bags of sheets and towels, 600 lamps, and 770 small appliances to Household Goods.

Please consider volunteering. No experience is necessary. To sign up, call Brigid or Jane at 978-635-1710, ext. 6, or email volunteer@householdgoods.org.

Boston College Move Out Schedule

SUNDAY, MAY 14

12:45 PM Meet at Household Goods , leave for BC at 1 PM, return at 6 PM. Needed:  3 Drivers, 5 Crew  

MONDAY, MAY 15

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

9:45 AM Meet at Household Goods, leave for BC at 10, return at 3 PM Needed:   3 Drivers, 5 Crew

TUESDAY, MAY 16

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

​9:45AM Meet at Household Goods, leave for BC at 1​0​, return at ​3​ PM Needed:   3 Drivers, 5 Crew to ride in trucks plus 3 extra crew to drive themselves (or carpool together from Household Goods)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17

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

9:45 AM Meet at Household Goods, leave for BC at 10, return at 3 PM. Needed:  ​3 Drivers, ​5  Crew to ride in trucks

THURSDAY, MAY 18

9 AM Many Unloaders needed at Household Goods to unload 2 trucks

SATURDAY, MAY 20

12:45 PM Meet at Household Goods, leave for BC at 1, return at 6 PM Needed:   2 Drivers, 4 Crew to ride in trucks 

SUNDAY, MAY 21

1PM Many Unloaders needed at Household Goods to unload 2 trucks

2:45 PM Meet at Household Goods, leave for BC at 3, return at 9 PM 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!!!

9 AM Many Unloaders needed at Household Goods to unload 3 trucks

10:30 AM Meet at Household Goods, leave for BC at 11, return at ​8 PM

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)

6PM Unloaders to unload Moving Trucks at Household Goods

TUESDAY, MAY 23

8​:30​AM Many Unloaders needed at Household Goods to unload trucks

9:45 AM Meet at Household Goods, leave for BC at 10, return at 3  PM Needed:  2 Drivers, ​4  Crew to ride in 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!