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Pack It Up and Pass It On

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Pack It Up and Pass It On is the end-of-the-year recycling program that allows Texas State students to donate unwanted items to local needy families. Last year, over 1,400 San Marcos residents benefited from this program. Learn what you can donate.



We would like to encourage university departments, student organizations, businesses and community members and others to consider “adopting” a residence hall! This team-building activity lets you give back to your community!

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San Marcos News: Reuse and Outreach to the Community
Pack It Up and Pass It On "Green" Move-Out Program

Texas State University staff and student volunteers prepare for the 10th Annual “Pack It Up and Pass It On” recycling collection with donations from hundreds of students moving out of resident halls that benefit clients of United Way agencies and keeps seven tons of reusable items out of area landfills.  Mayor Daniel Guerrero proclaimed  “Pack It Up Day” and honored students who work with the program that assists more than 1,000 needy residents every year. Local residents wanting to donate items can call TxSt Community Relations to make arrangements for drop-off. (512) 245-9645

2015 Important Dates

Volunteers Needed! Texas State Students and Community Partners are needed to help with this program. Find out how you can give back!


Donation Stations Set Up in Residence Halls - Date TBA


Donation Collections - Date TBA


Set Up and Sort in Ballroom - Date TBA


Shopping Day - Date TBA

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