Where to Donate Cameras

Memories are often best remembered by old pictures that have been passed on in the family of times past. Cameras capture a moment in time that can be remembered for generations to come. It used to be that pictures were taken with film and then digital cameras, but with the incredible advancement in technology, they can now be taken from your smartphone and other small devices. Sadly, because of this old cameras and film are becoming obselete while most people search for the newest technology, yet you can still put your old camera to good use by donating it!

There are a lot of creative people or people in need who would love to get their hands on old cameras. So give your old camera a new life by giving it someone who’d use it today!

Before donating your camera, however, check out our blog on How to Donate a Camera to make sure your camera is donation ready! After that, you are now ready to donate!

If you’re in the Chicago or Dallas area, you can use Zealous Good to match you with several local organizations that are actually looking for that specific item and will therefore profit from it the most. If you don’t live in Chicago or Dallas, here are some other places that would value your donation:

Schools/ Universities

There are a lot of schools and universities that offer a variety of photography classes for their students. Since most of the cameras take a beating during the school year and some students don’t have the resources to buy one, your old camera would be highly appreciated here!

Contact your local schools to see if they accept camera donations.

Nature Centers

There are a lot of nature centers around every city that take pictures of the different natural landscapes and animals the city has to offer. You can donate your old camera here by searching online for a nature center near you!

Cameras for Kids Foundation

This organization uses donated cameras and provides them and photography lessons to foster children. Check out Cameras for Kids and donate your old camera today.

Recycle it for Charity

Another way your camera can have an impact on your community is by sending it to Recycling for Charities, who refurbishes and recycles electronics and donates the value to the charity of your choice. Check out the Recycling for Charities website to learn more!

Again, if you’re in the Chicago or Dallas area, use Zealous Good to submit your costume donation and we’ll easily match you with a local charity that could use it!

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