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Bio-Link Depot

Nonprofit

Empowering teachers to engage students in hands-on STEM experience with donated scientific equipment and supplies

Oakland, United States
Education and Science
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Volunteer project
Member since November 6, 2020
About
Bio-Link Depot, Inc. is a unique, innovative, community-based nonprofit organization located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our efforts are focused on promoting scientific training and literacy for a range of students, by providing educational institutions with millions of dollars worth of laboratory instruments, equipment and supplies/consumables (that might otherwise go to waste), at no cost to the recipients. We accomplish this by receiving and processing donated materials at a central warehouse in Oakland, and then redistributing them to instructors and researchers from schools, colleges, and universities. These services have especially enabled underserved K-12 schools to expand their STEM education programs, laboratory classes, and research – given that they have very limited financial resources to set up and run the hands-on labs which are essential to provide students direct experience with biotechnology techniques that promote an interest in, and develop skills for, careers in science. In addition to supporting local education, donors meet sustainability goals by giving new life to excess equipment and supplies, while also being able to receive a financial benefit from potential tax deductions, and avoiding disposal costs.
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