The QC Co-Lab accepts monetary donations, as well as tools, technology, and materials that can be used by the membership for their various scientific, technological, electronic, artistic, or musical projects. All monetary and equipment donations are eligible for a tax deductible receipt. If you would like to inquire about donating some equipment to the QC Co-Lab, please send an email to [email protected] with your information and details about the items you would like to donate.
If you would like to make a monetary donation, you may do so in person (via check) with any board member at the QC Co-Lab, or use one our online payment systems. We use PayPal for online payments. Unfortunately, we cannot accept cash donations.
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Your monetary donations will go to funding member projects, facility equipment purchases and upgrades, educational outreach programs in the Quad Cities, and most importantly, toilet paper.
We can always use new materials, tools, and equipment at the QC Co-Lab. If you have some unused electronics, building materials, RC cars, or other parts that can be used to make and create, we just might be interested.
Unfortunately, we can not accept all material donations, as some items are not in the scope of our needs and will end up costing the organization to properly dispose of. If you have electronics or other recyclables that do not fit the scope of our needs, the Scott County Recycling and Electronic Waste Demanufacturing Facility is just up the road from us. If you are a Scott or Rock Island County resident, they are more than happy to take your equipment for you, and recycle them for very little, if any, cost. You can find out more about the E-Waste Demanufacturing Facility at the Scott County Waste Commission’s site.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of items we can unfortunately not accept at the QC Co-Lab:
- CRT (“Tube”) monitors and televisions
- Inkjet printers, and non-functioning laser printers
- Computers that are over 5 years old
Keep in mind that when you submit your items for donation, we may politely refuse them even though that they aren’t on this list. To submit a physical item for donation, please email [email protected]. Thanks for your interest in donating to the QC Co-Lab!