MU students can protect the environment, help others while moving out

R-H Staff

OXFORD — Miami University Spring 2017 finals, graduation, and move out week are a little more than a month away. During move out, students can help the environment by donating good quality furniture, clothing, appliances, food, and housewares to ShareFest 2017.

ShareFest is an annual donation drive that prevents usable items from going to the landfill by directing them to social service agencies and nonprofit organizations from around the Oxford area.

ShareFest is an easy way for Miami University students to help the environment and assist people in need.

On-campus students can donate at designated areas in each residence hall, from Wednesday, May 10 through Friday, May 12. Off-campus students can schedule a day and time for volunteers to pick up their donation right from their house or apartment. Volunteers will be picking up items from off-campus locations from Wednesday, May 10 through Tuesday, May 16 and students can schedule a pickup online.

ShareFest 2017 donations will benefit Butler County Children Services, Butler County Success, The Family Resource Center, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati, Lighthouse Food Pantry, Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries, and the Oxford Community Choice Pantry.

Volunteer opportunities are available on the ShareFest website. Some groups may sell donations they receive, but all proceeds must benefit the needs of their clients.

ShareFest is a collaborative effort sponsored by the City of Oxford, Miami University, nonprofit organizations, social service agencies, local businesses, and religious organizations.

R-H Staff