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Where can I donate used scuba/snorkel gear?

Discussion in 'Good Causes, Petitions and Solicitations' started by jeep4wdva, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. jeep4wdva

    jeep4wdva Guest

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    Seems like a simple question, right?

    Not so.

    I am looking for some kinda non-profit that is looking for good, used masks, fins, snorkels and other misc dive gear I have accumulated. The links I find are either no longer working or no longer accepting goods.

    Anyone have any ideas/know of any orgs I can help??

    Thanks!
    Bryan
     
  2. UnderSeaBumbleBee

    UnderSeaBumbleBee Solo Diver

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    What about that group that teaches injured soldiers how to scuba dive? I have heard people talk about them several times on the board. If no else gives a link I can try to find it if you are interested.
     
  3. Jasonmh

    Jasonmh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Dive Pirate's Foundation is a good organization. They work with adpative/disabled divers. I have been told that they take donated equipment.
     
  4. gmhicks5867

    gmhicks5867 Instructor, Scuba

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    The Diveheart foundation takes gear donations as well. We work with the disabled to teach them to dive as well as work to spread awareness of special needs divers to bring even more acceptance of their activities to the overall dive community.

    goto http://www.diveheart.org for more info
     
  5. jeep4wdva

    jeep4wdva Guest

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    Have contacted Dive Pirates and Dive Heart - will let you know what I hear back from them. Thanks for the suggestions, folks! And if anyone else has ideas, let me know!!
     
  6. Carl Olson

    Carl Olson Angel Fish

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    Location: South Florida
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    Check out reefs101.com....we are a non profit based in Fort Lauderdale Florida. It may fit the profile of what you are looking to do. We have a outreach programs that intorduces people to scuba. Our main focus is building man made reefs in South Florida. Take a look.
    www.reefs101.com

    CO III
     
  7. eagle-diver

    eagle-diver Garibaldi

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    we can take all gear and donations (EAGLE DIVERS)

    Tedd Reesman
    Eagle Divers Inc.
    PO Box 1109
    Ft Campbell, KY 42223
    reesmantedda at hottmail.com ATTN: Eagle Divers
    (931) 249-5647
     
  8. DiversDiscountFlorida

    DiversDiscountFlorida Dive Shop

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    If Fort Lauderdale, Florida is a convenient location, we (Divers Discount Florida) are hosting the SUDS Flea Market on March 14 & 15, 2009 and March 13 & 14, 2010. We are accepting donations, new & used equipment, in resale condition, sponsors and volunteers for this project. Volunteers from South Florida Divers will be staffing the event at 2071 South Federal Hwy. Our website, sudsfleamarket.com will be up any day now. For detalis, contact Divers Discount Florida.
     
  9. ppo2_diver

    ppo2_diver Tech Instructor

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    STARS International helps kids who have social difficulties with leadership, fitness, etc. by using scuba diving.

    S.T.A.R.S. INTERNATIONAL
     

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