Patriot Pack Out (PPO)
In the mad dash to pack up after finals and graduation, many George Mason University students find that they have accumulated more over the course of an academic year than could reasonably fit in their vehicle. Each year, the Patriot Pack Out (PPO) donation drive makes sure these discarded items don’t end up in the landfill. PPO usually occurs during finals week and ends the Monday after graduation. Donations of clothes in clean and good condition; nonperishable, unopened, and unexpired food; and operable appliances and electronics are collected in the lobby of many of the residence halls. Please check to find the closest donation site. All donations are donated to local organizations in the Northern Virginia area. Past recipients include the Patriot Pantry, Food for Others, Goodwill, the Salvation Army, and the Clock Tower Thrift Store in Falls Church.
Patriot Pack Out was launched by the Office of Government and Community Relations and Mason Recycling and Waste Management in 2007. In 2018, Patriot Pack Out collected over 10,700 pounds of food, clothing, and appliances.