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Please Contact:

Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services
754 Ostrom Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244
phone: 315-443-5489
fax: 315-443-2343

Ten Ton of Love


Box Drop: Wednesday, April 2

Pick-ups: Wednesday, May 4- Thursday, May 12

TTL Off-Campus Edition: Saturday, May 7 12:00PM-4:00PM

Annual Ten Tons of Love Charity Drive

Ten Tons of Love Volunteers

Through the generosity of students, faculty and staff, we collect clothes and household items and donate them to the First English Lutheran Church on James St. in Syracuse. All the items donated are given out to members of the larger Syracuse community. Last year we collected over 50 tons of "stuff" to help almost 3000 families in the Syracuse area.

  • Volunteers will help to collect items at various locations on campus and load them on the truck to bring them down to the First English Lutheran Church on James St. in Syracuse.
  • Volunteers meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Chaplain's Suite at Hendricks Chapel.
  • Most shifts finish by 12 p.m. on campus.
  • If time permits, volunteers are encouraged to come down to the Church to meet the volunteers working for the First English Lutheran Church.
  • For more inforamtion on volunteer responsibilities, please click here.

We are also in need of Team Captains. A Team Captain will organize the volunteers for one of two or three routes around campus. They will work with the driver of truck to make sure that donations are collected from each of their assigned sites. Ideally, a Team Captain would be able to use their car to drive volunteers to the assigned sites on their route.

Volunteer Signups are Closed

Off Campus Furniture Pick-ups

Students who reside off-campus can also donate any unwanted furniture items such as:

  • Twin and Full size mattresses and box springs
  • Couches
  • Tables
  • Desks
  • Chairs
  • Lamps
  • Bedroom furniture

The furniture must be in decent condition. The charitable organizations reserve the right to not take any items if they are not in suitable condition.

**They will also not take queen or king size mattresses, box springs or sleeper sofas.**

Please note: In the past, OCCS has set up appointments for students who live off-campus to donate any unwanted furniture items. However, we WILL NOT be doing that this year- we will provide information for charities that students may contact, but we will not set up appointments for students.

To schedule an off-campus furniture pick-up, please contact one of the following organizations:

  • Interfaith Works

    • Contact: Daryl Files
    • 315-449-3552  ext. 208
    • **Interfaith Works will not accept any mattress/bed items
  • Rescue Mission
    • Contact: Rescue Mission Warehouse
    • 315-453-7242
    • **Rescue Mission will not accept any mattress/bed items


Questions, please contact Elin Riggs at

Earth Day

OCCS will be collecting items for Ten Tons of Love during our Annual Earth Day Event. These items can be dropped off at the Westcott Community Center826 Euclid Ave, Syracuse, NY 13210, from 10:00AM-1:00PM on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

Event Schedule