Where to Donate a DVD Player


C’mon! This isn’t the early 2000’s anymore—you should be watching movies either by streaming them online or in the form of state of the art discs like Blu-rays. And please don’t say you still have a VCR! The first decade of the 21st century saw the onslaught of the DVD player—a state of the art machine that produced amazing quality, better portability, and intense sound. Just over 10 years later, even DVD players are no longer the newest, most advanced way to watch a movie—the Blu-ray machine is now king. So as you buy your new Blu-ray players, what do you think you are going to do with your old DVD player? Yes, you guessed right…donate it!

Calling all lovers of movies! If you’re in Chicago, just use Zealous Good to find out exactly which charities need your DVD players. If you’re not in Chicago, here are three ideas on where to donate those awesome machines.

Children’s Hospitals

Hospitals always feature the most advanced technology in medicine so having a VCR just doesn’t make sense. By donating your old DVD player to children’s hospitals, you are helping everyday little heroes relieve the pain and stress of daily treatment. You remember how watching your favorite movie made you feel? Now picture that times ten for these awesome superstars. There is no better place to see the power of a movie than at a children’s hospital.

Go to your local children’s hospital’s website for more information.

DVDs to the troops

In our older post, where to donate DVDs, we mentioned sending your movies to this awesome organization. Why not send your old DVD players too? Soldiers sacrifice so much for our country. Why not help them release some stress? DVDs have the power to make our national heroes forget about the rigors and hardships that come with protecting our country.

Click here for more information on how to donate your DVDs to our troops.


Watching informative DVDs on counting and shapes is one of the best ways to grab the attention of those toddlers that are visual learners. Hey! I was a visual learner too so I know how it feels! Donate today…after all, knowledge is power right?

For information on schools near you, you can look up your local school district online.

So, whether you donate through Zealous Good or to these other awesome options, your DVD players can truly make someone’s day. With so many ways to make an impact, why wait? Donate today!

Vince Nava is a 2013 marketing intern at Zealous Good, an in-kind donations marketplace in Chicago. You can find Vince on Google+, on Twitter at @vincenava or Zealous Good on Facebook and on Twitter at @ZealousGood.

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