Ytoss is the YMCA at Virginia Tech’s largest sustainability initiative. Each year, volunteers collect gently-used items during student move-out and make them available for sale during student move-in on Virginia Tech’s campus. Profits support the YMCA Student Programs.
YToss is always looking for volunteers – especially from community members since student help is hard to come by during move-out and move-in. If you or your organization are interested in helping out with YToss, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Since its inception in 2006, together with our partners and sponsors Ytoss has:
- Diverted more than 90 tons of gently used household items from the waste stream
- Engaged over 1200 community volunteers in service to students and families
- Generated over $50,000 to support student-led programs that nurture the potential of youth and teens, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families, and inspire social responsibility throughout the New River Valley.
- Contributed to Virginia Tech’s ranking as a Sliver member of the Association of the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education in 2008.