Donate your used camera and other gear to Operation Meraki so we can teach our Veterans how to navigate their trauma.

Do you want to put your old photo gear to good use? Consider donating your used camera and other photo gear to Operation Meraki ReFocus. We are in need of all kinds of working equipment in good condition for our program. We’ll make sure that your contribution is put to good use by using it to teach our Veterans new skills that help heal the wounds of war.

Operation Meraki ReFocus is a program that focuses on helping Veterans cope with the stresses and trauma caused by war. It teaches and shows them a creative way to ground themselves using photography, videography, and creative arts. This program will serve our Veterans in all branches with the help of the arts community and other partners.

Your Contributions are Tax Deductible!

Send us any of the following gear in decent condition and good working order and we will give you a receipt for the value of your donation. Contact our team to discuss your gift or complete the form below and we’ll get in touch.

We’ll use your pre-owned gear to equip our classes and teach Veterans across the nation about the wonders of photography. While some equipment is not practical for use in the field in today’s day and age, don’t worry! We will sell whatever we can’t use to support Operation Meraki’s mission.

Photo Equipment We Need:

  • Camera Bodies: DSLR or Film
  • Camera Lenses
  • Camera Bags
  • Camera Flashes
  • Camera batteries
  • Camera Flash Lens Filters
  • Action cams/GoPro cameras
  • Tripods and accessories
  • Underwater cameras and gear
  • Studio lighting and sets
  • Video cameras
  • Memory cards
  • Unscratched GPS units
  • Binoculars
  • Sound recording equipment
  • Notebook computers w/ minimum 8GB RAM
  • Tablet computers less than five years old
  • Portable hard drives 500GB or larger
  • Smartphones less than five years old
  • Drones

Please check with us about donating your used photo equipment in the form below before sending it. After confirming with our team, please send all camera and equipment donations to:


Operation Meraki

4182 Worth Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43219

Camera and Field Equipment Donation Form