VCN accepts credit card, cheque and cash donations, and also equipment donations. Please refer people to http://www2.vcn.bc.ca/donate for more information.
People interested in donating equipment to VCN should email VCN at help AT vcn.bc.ca with the full specifications of the equipment or goods. We do not have the resources to pickup equipment donations, ask them to come to our office. The office is open Monday to Friday between 10 AM to 4 PM.
Warning! Many people try to give us old equipment that is below the requirements of the wish list. Be prudent about checking the equipment meets our requirements. Refuse to accept the equipment, and let them know VCN is unable to use it, if its older than our Wish List items. You can refer them to the City recycling yard or FreeGeek.
Arrange a time when the person can bring it to VCN and inspect the equipment with you, the Network Admin. Donor must be present so they can take the equipment if we don’t accept it.
If the person wants a tax receipt, you’ll have to do some additional research. First make sure we accept the equipment. Search through ebay.com and find at least one completed auction (bidder has purchased the item) for equipment that is as similar as possible, in terms of speed, etc. Print out the specs of the ebay item with the date of purchase, final bid price, etc.