Patriot Pack Out 2015

Posted: April 21, 2015 at 9:49 am, Last Updated: March 1, 2016 at 9:08 am


With the end of the academic year right around the corner, it is time for the annual Patriot Pack Out!!! We will once again be collecting gently-used clothing, small appliances and non-perishable food items to reduce clutter on landfills and lend a helping hand to others in the Mason and Fairfax communities! This year our donation recipients will be the Mason Food Pantry and Goodwill of Greater Washington (Fairfax County locations). Last year our students, faculty and staff donated OVER 10,000lbs of food, clothing and small appliances and we need your help to do even better in 2015! We are seeking assistance from students, faculty and staff in two specific ways:

  • Donate Your Items – what better reason for a little spring cleaning than to support Patriot Pack Out!? Collection bins will be available May 6th-18th in all of our residential communities listed on the advertisement above. Collection bins can be found at all three 24-hr Neighborhood Desks (Piedmont/Tidewater – main entrance facing Fenwick Library, Eisenhower Hall – directly next to Ike’s Dining Hall, and Whitetop Hall – near Lots H and I) to provide convenient access to all faculty, staff and students.


  • Form (or Join) a Volunteer Collection Team – the success of Patriot Pack Out is dependent on the time and energy of our amazing volunteer teams! This is a great opportunity to spend some time out in the beautiful spring weather and have fun with some colleagues!  Volunteer Teams are comprised of 4-8 members of Mason students, staff and/or faculty. Volunteer Teams will collect donated clothing, small appliances and food from all of the donation sites and help us deliver them to our on-campus storage area. Each volunteer team will be accompanied by staff members from Mason Recycling & Waste Management who will transport all donations. Collection routes begin at 9:30am and 1:00pm during most weekdays of Patriot Pack Out and will typically last 1.5-2 hours.

Team Captains can sign up for their preferred day/time at For individuals interested in volunteering that do not have a team of 4 or more, please contact Christian Barber at and we will get you paired up with another group! Team captains will receive a confirmation e-mail with additional information prior to the start of Patriot Pack Out.

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Patriot Pack Out is coordinated by a planning committee comprised of representatives from various offices from across campus. Please feel free to send any questions or requests for more information to Christian Barber at or Steven Flutsch at