DONATE

There are multiple ways to support Eugene Darkroom Group in our mission to provide an equipped community darkroom & accessible education to the community.  Donate with credit or debit card via PayPal or check our list of needed supplies and donate with a click using our online registry.

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FACILITIES &
OPERATIONS FUND

We rely on supply and chemistry donations to keep our darkroom functional for members. Please check our registry for a regularly updated list of needed items or follow the link to donate via PayPal. Your contribution goes directly toward the maintenance and operational expenses of our community darkroom space. 

EDUCATION &
SCHOLARSHIP FUND

In order to make photography accessible to all, we seek supplies & funding to provide to those enrolled in our classes. Check our education supply registry for a regularly updated list of supply donations to go directly to our students or donate to our community education initiative via PayPal below.

BECOME A LOCAL BUSINESS SPONSOR FOR 2022

If you own or manage a local business, we want to partner with you! Eugene Darkroom Group (EDG) is seeking local business sponsors to help support the darkroom. As a thanks for your support, sponsors will have their business name & logo displayed on our website and newsletters for the calendar year of 2022. Whatever method of sponsorship you choose, your donation directly supports our mission to make the medium accessible to our community.

THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS TO BECOME A SPONSOR:

MAKE A GENERAL DONATION VIA CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD OF $50+.

General donations from sponsors enable us to provide scholarships and supplies for those enrolled in classes, keep chemistry and supplies stocked, and support our growing operational costs and team in keeping film alive. This is the easiest and most flexible way to sponsor us!

DONATE $50+ IN GIFT CARDS OR GOODS FROM YOUR BUSINESS

Does your business sell photo or art supplies? General goods? Food or drink? In addition to photo related supplies, we also need goods like soap and paper towels to keep our space functional. We also host many public events and love to provide food and drink from local businesses!

PROVIDE EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS FOR EDG MEMBERS

Are you a business that provides materials or services specific for or related to film photography or art? Consider offering a small discount to our members when they visit your business as customers - similar to how one would offer a student discount. 5%, 10%, whatever fits your budget.

If you have trouble accessing the links, we can send an email version at your request.
CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE EMAIL VERSION

DONATE USED EQUIPMENT

If we cannot directly use your donation, we refurbish items as possible and sell them through our eBay store. Your tax-deductible donation allows us to continue offering accessible darkroom services and education to the Eugene community. PLEASE NOTE: due to storage constraints, we are not always able to accept second hand equipment donations. Be sure to  read through the list of items we generally can and cannot accept and email us to confirm donations like these.

SOME ITEMS WE'RE LOOKING FOR
 

analog and digital cameras
camera and enlarging lenses
film (expired ok!)
photo paper in unopened boxes 
16x20 enlarging easel

THESE ITEMS WE CANNOT ACCEPT

 

enlargers
safe lights
trays and funnels
easels smaller than 16x20
expired chemistry 

PARTICIPATE IN PASSIVE GIVING

Did you know that every time you shop online, you could be generating donations to Eugene Darkroom Group— at no cost to you? We participate in the following passive giving programs, designed to support our efforts with minimal effort on your part:

AMAZONSMILE (US)

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support Eugene Darkroom Group while shopping with Amazon online. Your shopping experience will be the same as regular shopping with Amazon, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Eugene Darkroom Group. Here’s how:

  1. Log in to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com)

  2. Select Eugene Darkroom Group as your designated charity

  3. Instantly begin donating to our local community darkroom with each purchase.

NOTE: You can use the Smilematic browser extension to automatically reroute you to Amazon Smile when shopping on Amazon.com. 

EBAY FOR CHARITY (US)

eBay for Charity is another simple way to donate to Eugene Darkroom Group when buying and selling online, but with more control on your part. If you’re a seller, you can donate a portion of your sales, or if you’re a buyer, you can add a donation to your purchases during checkout, or buy items that support our organization. We have a shop of our own where we resell used photography equipment and film you can check out here.
To donate to Eugene Darkroom Group through eBay for Charity:

  1. Log in to eBay

  2. Select Eugene Darkroom Group as your designated charity

  3. Raise money with each sale or purchase !

PAYPAL GIVE AT CHECKOUT

PayPal Give at Checkout gives you the option to add a $1 microdonation to any purchase made through PayPal. A small impact for you, but it adds up to a big impact for our nonprofit! In addition, PayPal covers all processing fees, so you can feel secure knowing the entirety of your donation is benefitting Eugene Darkroom Group directly. Here’s how to set us as your favorite charity:

  1. Log in to PayPal

  2. Click “set your favorite charity” (heart icon on your homepage)

  3. Search Eugene Darkroom Group in the search bar and select our organization

  4. OR, visit our charity page on PayPal and set us as your favorite charity directly from there

FRED MEYER COMMUNITY REWARDS

With one simple action of linking your Fred Meyer online account to our nonprofit, with no added cost to you! Fred Meyer donates to qualifying charities annually, based on a percentage of sales linked to our organization. Here’s how

  1. Create a Fred Meyer online account, or log in to an existing account

  2. Link your Card to Eugene Darkroom Group by searching for our organization here. And clicking “Save” once you’ve located us.

  3. Scan your Fred Meyer card at checkout

BECOME A SUSTAINING MEMBER

Sustaining Members provide Eugene Darkroom Group with a dependable base of revenue used to sustain the programs we provide to our community. As a monthly sustainer your contribution is ongoing and active until you say otherwise. Though sustaining membership DOES NOT include access to the darkroom, sustainers receive exclusive perks not available to other members.

PERKS FOR SUSTAINERS

  • Complimentary automatic entry to raffles at our events

  • 20% off discount code to our eBay shop

  • Reduced commission on art sales shown in our open call exhibitions

  • Annual token of appreciation from the Board of Directors

  • The satisfaction of knowing you're actively doing your part to keep film alive and accessible in Eugene!

BECOME A SUSTAINER

  • Click the link below to be directed to the Sustaining Member Payment page

  • Select the amount you'd like to donate on a monthly basis

  • Check the box that says "Make this a Monthly Donation"

  • Complete your payment

  • Check your email for a welcome letter with details about how to access your perks

IMPORTANT! Sustaining Memberships do NOT include darkroom access. If you're looking to become a a regular member of Eugene Darkroom Group, receiving benefits like darkroom access, exhibition opportunities, and more, head over to the Membership page to learn more or apply!