Here is a list of places where you can donate office equipment, furniture, and office supplies. You or your business can get a tax receipt for most in-kind donations, plus you can promote your business as a "green" business doing its part to help the environment.
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Freecycle is a nonprofit organization but you cannot get a tax receipt for recycling items through their free list serve. But you can feel good knowing when you use Freecycle you are helping the environment by recycling your unwanted items.
Freecycle is a free Internet service that allows people to offer items they no longer need for free to others who can use them.
To join Freecycle (it’s free), visit their website and locate the list that serves your geographic area. Be sure to read Freecycle’s rules for posting. The lists are moderated and anyone who abuses their posting priviledges will be banned from the list.
Donations Accepted: Anything that can be legally given away except for animals and other living creatures.
Goodwill Industries is one of the world's largest nonprofit organizations that trains and employs people with disabilities and people who suffer from a variety of economic disadvantages. The organization accepts donated items and sells them at substantial discounts through a network of more than 1,500 Goodwill retail stores.
The proceeds fund programs to benefit the disabled, illiterate, homeless, and people on welfare by providing job training and placement programs.
Donations Accepted: Office equipment, usable household items, jewelry, toys, clothing, etc. Many locations also accept books and certain types of furniture.
iLoveSchools.com is a free donor-matching service to help teachers find the supplies they need.
School teachers build WishLists for the equipment, materials, and supplies they need to stock their classrooms. Donors can locate teachers through the website using the WishList search.
If you want your office supplies and equipment to stay within your own community try iLoveSchools.
Mali Health Organizing Project
Mali Health Organizing Project (MHOP) acts as a catalyst to bring slum residents and their governments together. They work through programs and services that organize communities through health-related issues and provide seed funding for community-based programs.
Donations Accepted: Headquartered in Rhode Island, this nonprofit takes donations of many types of office equipment and supplies. They also accept in-kind donations of medical supplies and medical equipment.
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
MDA accepts product donations of computers, software, office equipment, furniture and supplies, and similar items for use in local offices. Product donations are frequently sought for MDA summer camp and special events including arts and crafts supplies. MDA also takes donations of many types of medical supplies and equipment.
In-kind donations provide a valuable supplement to financial support and help the Association free up funds for services benefiting children and adults with neuromuscular diseases.
Find a Local MDA Donation Center