Start An Equipment Collection

Due To COVID-19, we are no longer accepting sports equipment donations. This is a temporary change and we will resume equipment collection at a later date TBD.

If you are interested in getting involved with GCNY in other ways, please contact us at

Get Involved: Here are the steps to take to starting your own sports equipment collection

Step 1: 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. Scroll down for the list of sports equipment that we do and do not collect.

Step 2. Set up Bins

Set up bins in the local community center, schools, houses of worship, and sports centers so people can drop off their new and lightly used sports equipment.

Step 3. Collect, Sort, Count

Gather all of the sports equipment that you have collected. Throw away the equipment that is in bad condition and sort and count the equipment that’s in good condition.

Step 4. Contact Us

Contact us at so we can meet you and help connect you to our partner organizations. We can’t wait to see all of the incredible work that you do so please keep us updated and send us pictures. Please contact us if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Step 5. Kids Receive Equipment

Shortly after you donate the equipment that YOU collected, you will be able to see pictures and videos of kids around the world playing with it! Well done: you have done an incredible job of being a GCNY volunteer!

Click here to download the GCNY sports equipment collection poster!

If you choose to make your own flyer, please use our logo below!