DONATE YOUR USED UNDERWATER CAMERA EQUIPMENT - GET A TAX WRITE OFF!
You can help inspire the next generation of underwater explorers and photographers via our partnership with Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) & Catalina Sea Camp. These programs are operated by Guided Discoveries, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) committed to advancing outdoor STEM educational experiences for children since 1978. Donating your equipment that you no longer need or have trouble selling could provide a tax write-off while helping children improve their underwater imaging skills. Backscatter is a direct supporter of CIMI & Catalina Sea Camp. We admire the program’s mission to ‘make a positive difference in the lives of children through unique opportunities of discovery’ and several of our staff have worked there over the years. How to donate your equipment To start the process: email a list of items you wish to donate indicating the condition (pristine/good/fair) along with photos of each item to email@example.com subject line: u/w imaging for approval. Please note the kids program is unable to use non-functional or technologically outdated equipment. Generally speaking equipment 10 years old or newer should be usable by the program. Once you receive an email confirmation ship your gear to: Guided Discoveries Attn: Development/Andrew 27282 Calle Arroyo San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 After receiving your items, they will immediately provide you with an official donation letter for tax purposes. About Catalina Sea Camp CSC has 40+ years of experience teaching safe diving practices to children from around the nation and internationally. During summer camp CSC offers certifications from Open Water diver through 10+ specialties up to Master diver certification in addition to traditional summer camp activities like sailing, hiking, photography (topside & u/w), as well as arts and crafts. Check out more hereAbout Catalina Island Marine Institute CIMI hosts school groups for 3-5 day visits. During the visit, students will learn marine biology, ecology, and environmental literacy through unique hands-on experiences. Check out more here If you have questions please contact Andrew Wiens at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: u/w imaging donation. Thanks to all who have made this imaging program possible! Your old camera will spark the next underwater photographer!