Patriot Packout (PPO)

Patriot Packout (PPO) is Mason’s annual end-of-the year donation initiative. PPO provides on-campus donation resources for all students, faculty, and staff affected by move-out. PPO diverts usable items from trash and redistributes them to Mason students, faculty/staff, and community members who can benefit from them. All Mason Patriots can donate to PPO 2024 from April 15 - May 10.

PATRIOT PACKOUT 2024's FREE STORE

Everything is free – seriously!  

Shop gently used and like-new clothes, shoes, accessories, books, art supplies, small appliances, electronics, household items, and kitchen goods! 

Free Store Schedule and Location: 

  • Dates: July 1 – 3 and July 8 – 10
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Location: Gillespie Gallery
    • On the first floor of the Art and Design building on the Fairfax Campus

Register to shop for free at the Free Store: go.gmu.edu/freestore

VOLUNTEER FOR PATRIOT PACKOUT

Become a PPO volunteer and make this year's move-out even more sustainable:

DONATION DROP-OFF LOCATIONS (APRIL 15 - MAY 10)

Review donation locations listed below and visit Patriot Packout's 2024 Donation Map to find a drop-off location near you.

ACCEPTED DONATIONS

Gently Used, Like-New, or New Items 
“If you wouldn’t give it to a friend, don’t give it to PPO.” 

Bikes, Scooters, and Skateboards

  • If you can’t bring your bike to a PPO donation drop-off point, email transpo@gmu.edu a photo of your bike and its bike rack location.   
  • Bike donations can also be brought to Mason Parking and Transportation's Bike to Mason events (April 23 - April 25)

Clothing, Shoes, and Accessories 

  • All items must be clean and bagged separately.
  • NO used undergarments, socks, or unwashed clothing.

Unopened, Unexpired Non-Perishable Food and Toiletry Supplies 

  • Food and toiletry supplies must be unused/unopened and not expired or close to expiration.

Textbooks, Testing Supplies, and Art Supplies 

  • See 'Art Supply Sharing Closet' list included below.

Small Appliances and Electronics 

Small Furniture and Equipment 

  • Mirrors must be unbroken, and all furniture must be assembled. 

Your donations benefit Mason’s Patriot Packout partners: Parking and Transportation, Trans Clothing Closet, Patriot Pantry, Art Supplies Sharing Closet, the MIX, and the First Gen+ Center.

Select donations that Patriot Packout partners need to support Mason Patriots are included below. 

Specialty Waste Disposal Guidance:

For detailed information, see PPO's Move Out Waste Disposal Guide.

Patriot Packout Zero Waste Pilots (Available starting April 15):

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES