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The Spring Cleaning Challenge is a program that is currently starting on the Point Loma Nazarene University campus in San Diego in conjunction with the Point Loma Sustainability group. During the last week of the semester, reusable cardboard containers will be placed outside of each dorm building. As students prepare to move out of their dorms for the summer, they will be encouraged to donate their unwanted goods instead of throwing them away. The items donated will be given to The Rock Church’s thrift store in San Diego to then be distributed to the homeless community and those in need. After running this first trial, we will expand the program to colleges around San Diego county and increase in size from there. Our team’s goal is to eventually make this a nationwide program, impacting every part of the United States. This program has a twofold impact. First and foremost, it will make a much needed impact in the homeless community through the donations. The Rock Thrift Store has partnerships with the San Diego Fire Department, the San Diego Police Department, Harbor Police, Red Cross and offers vouchers for homeless and domestic violence victims. As these donations come in, they will automatically be able to be used in one of these numerous programs to assist those who are in need. Secondly, The Spring Cleaning Challenge will reduce the university’s carbon footprint by recycling items instead of adding them to the growing landfills. And, as the program grows, college campuses all over the nation could be reducing their wastes. These donation containers on the campuses will be much more used by students and will be more successful than off campus donation centers because of the convenience. A student is much more likely to donate an item if the donation container is sitting right next to the dumpster. Few students would take the effort to look up the nearest donation center, save the items and drive there so we will provide them with a convenient alternative that takes no extra effort on their part.