How to Donate a Printer to Charity

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How to Donate a Printer to Charity
Donate your old printer to a charity. (Christmas tree by reception image by Igor Zhorov from

Most printers have a shelf life of only a few years before an upgrade is necessary. Every few years, a new technology emerges in the printer market, rendering older models nearly obsolete. For example, Bluetooth printers can print without needing to connect to a computer with wires. If you have a new printer, you can donate your old one to a charity organisation. Donating a printer to a school or to someone in need is better for the environment and for society.

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    Go to the Goodwill website. This non-profit organisation accepts all household goods and electronics for resale purposes.

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    Type in your Postcode to find the Goodwill nearest to your home.

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    Go to the Goodwill location and give them your old printer.

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    Visit the National Cristina Foundation website. This group distributes donated electronics to organisations that help people with disabilities, students and people living in poverty.

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    Click on "I agree to these terms and conditions."

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    Fill out the Donor Submission Form and submit it online.

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    Ship the item to:

    National Cristina Foundation Inc.

    500 West Putnam Avenue

    Greenwich, CT 06830-6086

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    Go to the StRUT website. This organisation gives old electronics to students who will refurbish them and then give them to schools in need of equipment.

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    Call StRUT at 510-979-7479 to let them know what you would like to donate and see if they can accept it.

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    Mail your printer to the address given to you.

Tips and warnings

  • Check with charitable groups near your house; they may be able to accept your used printer without the expense of mailing it.

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