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Lucia F. Brannon, coordinator of ECU's Off-Campus Student Services, places donated items into the collection bin for the Pirates Treasure program. The program encourages students to donate their gently used items for local families in need. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)

Pirates Treasure program again to collect donations

The Pirates Treasure program will again be collecting unwanted items from departing ECU students as the semester ends. The program, organized by ECU and the City of Greenville, aims to curb the amount of waste left in campus neighborhoods or sent to landfills.

Instead of trashing reusable items, students are encouraged to drop off their unwanted household goods, such as furniture, kitchen appliances, clothing, nonperishable foods, lamps and more, at the Pirates Treasure donation site. From there, nonprofit organizations and social services groups will distribute items to local families in need. Also, students in need of available items can visit the drop-off location and collect what they need, free of charge.

Donations will be collected from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday and Friday. Items should be taken to the central drop-off point, the Willis Building at the corner of First and Reade streets.  

“This is our third year organizing this event, which is a great opportunity for students and community members to assist with the beautification of our city while helping those who need it,” said Lucia Brannon, coordinator for ECU Off-Campus Student Services.
The program is sponsored by the City of Greenville and ECU Off-Campus Student Services in collaboration with ECU Volunteer and Service-Learning Center.

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This story appeared originally in the April 30, 2010 issue of Pieces of Eight. An archived version of that issue is available at