Start An Equipment Collection

Get Involved

Please follow the steps listed below in order to start a sports equipment collection in your community.

Step 01 : Fill out interest form

Please fill out the following form so we know about your interest in volunteering with GCNY

Step 02 : 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.

Step 03 : Set up Bins

Set up bins in your local community center, schools, houses of worship, sports centers etc. so people can drop off their new and lightly used sports equipment. Then you’ll visit these locations occasionally to collect the items that have been dropped off.

Step 04 : 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. This will be useful for Step 5 and also for your personal records.

Step 5. Sports Equipment Recipient

Please visit our Sports Equipment Recipient Database 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

Congratulations! Now, underrepresented children around the world can play sports because of your hard work! You have done a fantastic job volunteering for GCNY and we hope you volunteer again in the future!