Get Involved: Please follow the steps listed below in order to start a sports equipment collection in your community.
Step 1: Fill out interest form
Please fill out the following form so we know about your interest in volunteering with GCNY
Step 2: Poster and Social Media
Hang up our flyer in your community and post it on social media! You can also send out an email or text blast telling the world what you’re doing as a Game Changers NY volunteer. Tell your friends and family to follow us on social media so everyone can see the amazing work that you’re doing. Scroll down on this page for the list of sports equipment items that we do and do not accept.
Step 3. Set up Bins
Set up bins in the local community center, schools, houses of worship, and sports centers so people can drop off their new and lightly used sports equipment.
Step 4. Collect, Sort, Count
Gather all of the sports equipment that you have collected. Recycle the equipment that is in bad condition and sort and count the equipment that’s in good condition. Please make a specific list of items that you have collected so you can share with the organization what items you would like to donate to them.
Step 5. Partner Organization Map
Please visit our Partner Organization Map on our website to view which of our partner organizations are in close proximity to you and need the items which you have collected. Reach out to them and schedule a pick-up or drop-off, whichever is best for both parties. The partner organization map is password protected, so be sure to fill out the volunteer interest form (in Step 1) to receive the code.
Please fill out this second form so we know exactly what items you have collected.
Step 6. Kids Receive Equipment
Congrats! You have now allowed unrepresented children to use the sports equipment that YOU have collected and donated..Well done: you have done an incredible job volunteering for Game Changers NY. We hope you continue to volunteer for us in the future.
If you choose to make your own flyer, please use our logo below!