- Furniture Re-use Program - Distribution Services offers a simple exchange program for reusing campus office furniture, even arranging pickup. Unwanted furniture is stored until a new home is found.
- Residence Life Assistance - Distribution Services helps to make sure that unwanted items during student move-in and move-out periods do not end up as trash. Items are collected and sent to a donation center or stored for future use.
- Donation - items are often donated to charities and other organizations that may be able to use unwanted but quality used items.
March 2012 - Saint Louis University's Water Tower Inn donated 47 queen size & 3 king size mattress and box spring sets to the St. Vincent DePaul Conference at St. Cronan Church. This donation provided many St. Cronan neighborhood residents with necessary replacements, as well as helping those who may have not had a bed at all. The reach of the donation stretched from Compton to North County, touching the lives of many individuals and families in the St. Louis area. Contribution details
Battle for the Boot
Saint Louis University participates in donation of shoes. Many buildings around campus have a box for donation of them. For more information click here.
During the renovation of Pius XII Memorial Library, Distribution Services has partnered with various organizations to ensure that the outdated furniture gets put to good use. Items have even been used to furnish classrooms of a new school and have been kept out of area landfills!
60 of the large white study carrels
150 of the wooden chairs
5 padded couch style chairs
50 tablet chairs
35 plastic stack chairs
10 or so tables variety of styles
3- 12 ft long huge conference tables
Total diverted from landfill = ~ 32,375 lbs.
Wooden Chairs: 129
Metal Chairs: 38
Big tables (White surface): 13
Round table: 3
Sofa (Double): 6
Total = 14,402 lbs
Other Excess = 20,565 lbs