The 2024 Y-TOSS Sale is looking for volunteers to help unload the pods for the sale, arrange and price the items and assist with the sale on August 16-22th.

Please come to out to our early sale for VOLUNTEERS ONLY for first picks at all the Y-Toss gems! Use the button below to sign up for your volunteer shift!

The YMCA at Virginia Tech coordinates Y-TOSS, 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 the Lancaster House across from the Virginia Tech campus.

ALL the profits support the YMCA Student Programs.

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Call 540-961-9622 or email with questions or to get involved!

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 Silver member of the Association of the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education in 2008.


Live Sustainably Year Round

Stop by the YMCA Thrift Shop on 1000 N. Main St. in Blacksburg to find great deals throughout the year. The YMCA Thrift Shop in Blacksburg 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 this 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, sign up for our newsletter, or call 540-552-2633 to stay up-to-date on monthly Thrift Shop sales and specials!


If you are interested in getting involved with Y Toss please contact us at