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Swap for Good

2024 Updates

Our 2024 Swap for Good was held on Friday, June 7th, on the Alameda Lawn (between the Learning Commons & Benson). 

2024 Initial Data: 

Swapped Clothing Weight: 222 lbs diverted from landfills by 71 "shoppers"

Combined donations from Swap for Good and Zero Waste Move Out: 1,032 lbs diverted from landfill

Swap for Good is a pop-up thrift shop where students, staff, and faculty members can swap their used clothes for other items, all for free. Rather than buying new, this event promotes mindful consumption, reduces waste from unwanted pieces otherwise being thrown away, and supports financial accessibility by offering everything for free.

Items can be donated in advance anytime from Monday, June 3, to Thursday, June 6, outside of Bergin 200. In collaboration with the LEAD Scholars Program and the SCU Career Center, we are also collecting professional clothing that will be available for student use year-round as part of the Board of Regents-funded Styling Success initiative. When donating, please separate out professional clothes.

Swap for Good By the Numbers

Thank you to the student volunteers, shoppers, and swappers who helped make our 2023 event a success!

710.6 lbs

of clothing donated


individual shoppers

428 lbs

of clothes swapped among SCU community


When does Swap for Good happen?

Our pop-up thrift store is typically hosted at the end of the spring quarter, allowing residents to clear out their closets as they prepare for a zero-waste move out.

What makes Swap for Good sustainable?

This event promotes the share economy – swapping with others instead of buying new or throwing away.

What can I donate at Swap for Good?

Any new or gently-used clothes, shoes, or accessories! All donations must be clean and free from rips or stains. We especially welcome business professional clothing donations!

Where does surplus clothing from Swap for Good go?

Surplus clothing is donated to local non-profits or stored to be upcycled in our annual EcoFashion Show. Donated professional clothes will be saved and made available to students year-round as part of the Styling Success initiative.

What is the Styling Success initiative?

Styling Success: Career Wardrobes is a program aimed to educate students on workplace attire and expand the Center for Sustainability’s thrift pop-up to a permanent store. This is a joint project between the LEAD Scholars Program, the Career Center, and the Center for Sustainability, funded by the SCU Board of Regents.