Student Support Services

Computer Recycling for Education and Technology Enhancement:  Donor Information

State Agency Donors

All New York State agencies can donate to CREATE through Office of General Services (OGS) Bureau of Surplus Personal Property Disposition and according to OGS Regulations. Please contact Terry Flynn at 518-457-6335 for further information.

Non-State Agency Donors

  • General Information

Non-State Agency donors ( i.e.: Authorities, the Senate, corporations and other private vendors, etc.) are free to offer any type of computer equipment for donation; however, no guarantee can be made as to 100 percent placement of the equipment.  Complete 486 or higher computer stations, laser printers, and severs are the most requested types of equipment.  However, boxes of odds and ends have also been donated with success.

The donation procedure for non-state agencies is very simple.  The donor must supply the CREATE Administrator at the SED with the following donor information:

  • the name and telephone number of a contact person that will be responsible for coordination.
  • a list of the equipment available for donation, noting any equipment that is in disrepair, and
  • a time frame for actual pick-up of the equipment.

Once the donor information is received, the CREATE Administrator will coordinate the distribution of the computer equipment. Participants interested in acquiring the equipment are instructed to contact the donor directly for final pick-up arrangements.

The CREATE Administrator will stay in contact with the donor throughout the process.  in addition, the CREATE Administrator is available to assist in the resolution of any problems that may occur.  Upon completion of the donation process, the donor provides back to the CREATE Administrator a list of who acquired the equipment and what they acquired.   This is necessary for Legislative reporting purposes.  It should also be noted that donors may be eligible for a tax write-off for the donated equipment.  State and Federal tax laws should be reviewed to determine eligibility.

Last Updated: December 29, 2010