Where are you located?

We have several satellite locations, our main location is at 50 Linton Place, Staten Island NY 10308

What are your hours?

24/7 online
Monday – Friday 9:00 to 5:00 PM EST
Drop off and pick up by appointment only

When/Where can I drop off equipment?

Please call us to schedule drop-off and pick-up times and locations.

What equipment do you accept?

Please click here to see our full list of acceptable gear.

How do I run an equipment collection drive?

What is the process for receiving equipment?

What condition should the equipment be in?

We accept gently used or new sports and fitness equipment/gear only. The programs that we work with will accept all equipment as long as it is in serviceable condition.

As a growing organization, we are always looking to best serve our clients. We ask that any equipment donated is properly cleaned/maintained and is free of excess dirt/mold. We do not currently have a service to clean/maintain the equipment.

As best practice is to ask: “would I put my kid in this equipment?”

How will my donated equipment be distributed?

All equipment goes to schools and programs in need. About 50% of our donations serve “Title I schools”, meaning that at least half of their students qualify for the FARM (Free and Reduced Meals) program. The other 50% of our beneficiaries include local Boys and Girls clubs, volunteer-run leagues, and after-school programs. While 95% of our donations are redistributed to local programs in the NY Tri-state area, we also work with beneficiaries across the country

Are you approved to sign for SSL/Volunteer hours?

We are under process now! Please tell your children to bring their friends out, too!

Are my donations tax-deductible?


It is up to you to value the items you donate. We will provide you with an itemized receipt and our tax ID number.

If you make a donation after hours/over the weekend, you will need to value and inventory your items so that we can provide you with the proper receipt. Please email info@gearup2play.com to request a blank tax receipt.

Do you provide financial assistance to programs?

No. Our grants only provide access to our available sports gear.

Can we mail in our equipment donations?

We will accept equipment donations in the mail, provided the sender covers the cost of shipping. Please ship all donations to Gear up 2play, Inc. 50 Linton Place, Staten Island NY 10308.

Will you send equipment overseas?

No, Gear up 2 play only works nationally, not internationally.

How do you handle large item donations?
We do NOT have enough storage for large items such as goals, basketball hoops, exercise equipment, etc. in our current facility but we can find a school and programs that will use it. Please email a picture of the equipment along with a brief description of the item to pickup@gearup2play.com