I posted a call for equipment donations on the Gear for Sale forum last month. A number of people donated some gear, but the situation really calls for money.
I have been teaching photography at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. Like every arts program in public schools throughout the country, the programs are underfunded and the program for photography suffers more than most. The students have a serious interest in the craft, they want to learn but they are hobbled be inferior gear. I would like to raise enough money to buy 10 DSLR cameras for the department, something along the line of a Nikon D90 or Canon 60D with a basic zoom lens. Right now we have a mix of models and manufacturers, only one DSLR, you can see the problem.
Donations are tax deductible, I will get you the proper acknowledgement for tax purposes. A donation of $25 or more would be greatly appreciated. If you can give, make a check out to Duke Ellington School of the Arts and in the memo line write "Museum Arts Photo Dept. donation. Send the checks to me and I will hand deliver them to the school and get you the proper receipt.
If you would like to participate in this effort, drop me a note at [email protected]
It's almost Christmas, give a little back.
To learn more about the school go to Duke Ellington School of the Arts