Point, shoot, click! A picture is worth a thousand words. Pictures capture the mesmerizing moments of your life; they catch you from one stage to the next. With new technology moving faster than the speed of light, more and more people are taking pictures with the latest gadgets and smart phones. Ever wonder where you can donate old cameras? Kiss your worries goodbye! We have the answer.
If you’re in Chicago, it’s as easy as using Zealous Good to find out exactly which charities to contact when you donate old cameras. If you’re not in Chicago, here are some ideas of where to donate your old picture taker:
Nature provides some of the best landscapes for a camera. The exquisite form, natural light, and serene beauty make nature the perfect model for any aspiring photographer. Local parks are the perfect place to donate old cameras! Almost every park has a visitor’s center where curious wanderers can come to learn more about the nature that give our parks their beauty. This could be a great opportunity for visitors to rent out your old cameras to capture new moments.
Look up your local park district’s website for more information.
Do you remember that chunky, heavy book of memories from high school that captured the sometimes awkward, but always happy moments from your teenage years? Yes, the yearbook. Remember: it’s impossible for high schools to take pictures of their classmates and school activities without a camera. High schools are in need of your old camera.
For information on schools near you, you can look up your local school district online.
Girl Scouts do more than just sell those delicious and addicting cookies at your doorstep. The organization teaches our nation’s young girls how to be fearless, selfless, and courageous citizens of our community. If you donate old cameras to local Girl Scout troupe leaders, they can capture the growth of these distinguished young women. The Girl Scouts themselves could also use your donated old cameras for fun, capturing the beautiful moments they are a part of.
For more information on your local Girl Scouts chapter, look them up online.
Vince Nava is a 2013 summer 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.