Other ways to give

Other Ways to Give

Recycle your old inkjet and toner cartridges, cell phones and other small electronics

Each year more than 350 million printer cartridges and 35 million cell phones are discarded into landfills. Show your commitment to keeping the earth green by recycling, all while providing funding to United Way. We accept inkjet and toner cartridges, cell phones and small electronics.

If you are a business in the Capital Region that would like to offer this service to your employees, our recycling partner, Funding Factory, makes it easy. They provide everything you need to collect, pack and ship your valuable recyclables. This includes UPS shipping labels, shipping boxes, collection displays and marketing material. Call 518-456-2200 to become a participating business. View the list of qualifying items.

If you are an individual who has items to recycle, please bring your electronics to one of the sites below. Thank you! 

Current Participating Businesses and Dropoff Sites:

United Way of the Greater Capital Region, One United Way, Albany, NY 12205
Dropoff hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 518.456.2200 for more information.

Sell or bid on ebay for United Way

ebay Giving Works is a program that allows sellers to list items on ebay to benefit nonprofit organizations. Any ebay seller with an account in good standing can create an ebay Giving Works listing. The program is administered by the PayPal Giving Fund, ebay's nonprofit partner. Buyers can also make an ebay purchase to benefit United Way of the Greater Capital Region. We offer certified sports and celebrity memorabilia for bidding. New items are added often. Sell or bid now to support United Way.

Make a purchase through Amazon Smile

A portion of your purchase will go to United Way. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. Start shopping for United Way, click the link below.


Include United Way in your estate plan

It’s easy to include United Way in your estate plan. Legacy giving is a powerful way to perpetuate your community support and make a lasting impact. Find more information here.