The YMCA at Virginia Tech coordinates YTOSS, one of the largest sustainability initiatives on campus. Each year, the program collects gently-used items from the dorms during the student move-out days.  The items are then made available to incoming students during the fall move-in sale at Cassell Coliseum on Virginia Tech’s campus. ALL the profits support the YMCA Student Programs.

Since the first collection, with the help of our partners, sponsors and volunteers, YTOSS has:

  • Diverted more than 100 tons of gently used household items from the waste stream
  • Engaged over 1300 community volunteers in service to students and families
  • Generated over $60,000 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.


Ytoss Collection 2017 will be held on Virginia Tech’s campus Friday, May 5th – Wednesday, May 10th

The 2017 Ytoss Sale will be held in Virginia Tech’s Cassell Coliseum August 24th & 25th – the Thursday and Friday of campus move-in. Like Ytoss on Facebook to stay up to date, and call 540-961-9622 or email with questions or to get involved!



Ytoss Collection Spring 2017 will be held at the Virginia Tech campus from Friday, May 5th to Wednesday, May 10th between 10:30am and 8:30pm.  There are pods in 9 different locations on the residential side of campus.

This year’s PODS may be found near: Pritchard/Lee, Miles/Johnson, Vawter, Payne, Slushes, Cochrane/AJ, Oak Lane Gatehous, Upper Quad & Shanks.

Ytoss Sale Fall 2017 will be held inside Virginia Tech’s Cassell Coliseum August 24th & 25th – the Thursday and Friday of campus move-in. Like Ytoss on Facebook to stay up to date, and call 540-961-9622 or email or with questions or to get involved!

LOCATION: Cassell Coliseum, 675 Washington St. SW (Corner of Washington St. SW and Beamer Way)


Join our Ytoss Sale facebook event to let us know you’re coming!

You can find FAQ’s, a sample price list, photos from last year’s sale, and more on our Facebook page. If you still have questions about the Ytoss Sale, email or call 540-231-3734 for more details!


In order to succeed, Ytoss relies on the help of hundreds of dedicated volunteers each year.   We thank all of you for your support!  We ask that you continue to volunteer and contribute to this great initiative.  Email or to volunteer for this year.



FALL SALE: Aug 24th – Aug 25th, Cassell Coliseum

Community volunteers travelling from off-campus will be issued a special events visitor parking pass. For specific parking guidelines, please visit the Virginia Tech Parking Services website. Be sure to make note of modified traffic patterns and unusual parking restrictions during move-out and move-in!




Ytoss accepts clean, gently used furniture, electronics, and clothing, including microwaves, hutches, mini-fridges, small appliances, laundry detergent, and cleaning supplies for local food banks. Torn or soiled textiles and broken electronics will be recycled.

Examples of items we cannot accept are: ripped or soiled are mattresses, rugs, upholstered furniture, broken plastic furniture and appliances. For detailed donation  guidelines, visit our recycling page. Join the Ytoss Collection facebook event to pledge your support!

When on-campus collection is over, you can bring your donations to the YMCA Thrift Store, Monday-Saturday, 9AM – 6PM! If you have a lot of stuff, call 540-552-2633 to schedule a pick-up. Thank you for your support!



– If you missed the Ytoss Sale – never fear! Stop by the YMCA Thrift Shop on 1000 N. Main St. in Blacksburg to find great deals throughout the year. The YMCA Thrift Shops in Blacksburg and Radford provide new life for tons of clothing, electronics, furniture, holiday items, and more – including the area’s largest selection of used books!   We also recycle nearly 200 tons of batteries, broken electronics, and textiles for the community.

– Continue  the cycle of volunteerism and sustainability by contributing to next year’s Ytoss! Volunteers and donors will receive coupons redeemable at the Ytoss Sale and the YMCA Thrift Shop.

– Be sure to Like the YMCA at Virginia Tech and Ytoss on facebook, visit our web-page or call 540-552-2633 to stay up-to-date on monthly Thrift Shop sales and specials!



Ytoss relies on generous donors and sponsors to help fund our collection and sale. For details on what it takes to put together this huge event, check out our annual report.

Thank you to our past donors and sponsors for your support!


Financial Supporters:

Virginia Tech Office of Energy and Sustainability/Coca-Cola Inc

Blacksburg-Christiansburg Rotary

BCR Property Management

Ytoss Leadership Team Alumni

Southern VA Properties

Freedom First Credit Union

Sustainable Blacksburg

Student Centers & Activities at Virginia Tech


Donors in-kind:

The Town of Blacksburg

Natural Awakenings Magazine

Virginia Tech Recreational Sports

VT Division of Student Affairs

Virginia Tech Fleet Services

Virginia Tech Facilities Services

University City Blvd. Kroger, Co.

Christiansburg Kroger, Co.

Draper Rd. 7-11, Inc.

Tech Bookstore


Click here for details on 2015 sponsorship.

Want to become a sponsor, yourself? View our Sponsorship Packet!

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