Issue Date: 
March 30, 2015

Pitt’s “Give a Thread” campaign collected more than 111,400 items of clothing for donation and recycling, making it the largest clothing drive ever held in Western Pennsylvania. Coordinated by PittServes, the drive—which helped to celebrate Pitt’s Year of Sustainability—was conducted with several partners, including City of Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s Office, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, the Pittsburgh Public Market, Delanie’s Coffee, Steel Valley High School, and Bank of America. The clothing collected is being distributed to local nonprofits such as Thriftsburgh (a student-run thrift store on the Pitt campus), Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania, and the University Career Development and Placement Assistance Office. Pitt student Kathy Monangai (wearing Jumpstart t-shirt) sorted clothes in the William Pitt Union’s Assembly Room with several Bank of America volunteers, from left, Elyse Eckoff, Grace Ozinga, and Lori Morgan.