Depot Finds 2 New Homes:
1. Oakland: 9235 San Leandro Street
2. Los Altos Hills: 12345 EI Monte Rd – Foothill College
We are excited to announce that we found a home for the Depot in Oakland near the Oakland Coliseum and also found a South Bay site at Foothill College in Los Altos. We are already starting to fill the space with donations and will announce our Bay Area Open House soon.
Two New Depot Homes
We are excited to announce our two sites. Our main site is in Oakland, CA near the Oakland Coliseum on the campus of 2 allied nonprofits: Habitat ReStore and The ReUse People. The other site was arranged by the good people at Foothill College. We are grateful to be once again at a community college site. Donations are already coming in and we hope to announce an Open House soon.
** We have moved from the SFO Campus**
The Bio-Link Depot has moved out of the CCSF Airport campus. Volunteers worked many tireless hours to meet the March 31st deadline.
I would like to acknowledge Tony T. and the many volunteers. Zak, Jen, Jeff O., Innokenti and his wife, Richard N., Kristen for organizing a BABEC group and many others for helping with the clear out. Thanks Kristi B. for making all the trucking and storage arrangements at Genentech.
Daniel O. Michael
Last CCSF Airport Campus Open House
The March 18th Open House was the last one at the City College of San Francisco Airport Campus. We had great participation with 85 attendees and we gave away $73, 523 worth of science supplies. Thanks to Herb for handling the outside and Hank for managing the inside areas. Here are pictures —March 18th Open House.
Packed Up & Stored Away
Thanks to all those volunteers that helped with the awesome task of sorting, dumping, giving away and packing all of our stuff. A HUGE thank you to the Kristi Budzinski and the team at Genentech for agreeing to store our things while we search for a new SF Bay Area site. See pictures of our clean-out, packing-up and empty Depot.
SoCal Open House
The crew at Irvine Valley College ( Emalee and Kari ) are gearing up for their 2nd Open House on April 15th from 10 AM to 1PM. This time, they have more lab consumables brought down by truck from the Bio-Link Depot here in the SF Bay Area. If you are in the area, you can Volunteer and/or Register as a SoCal Educator. If you have donations, you can click here–> Donate.
The Future: Depot Ver2.0
Thanks again to all the teachers, researchers, community partners, volunteers, donors, and to our supportive Bio-Link Depot board! You have all contributed to making the Depot a success. We are working very hard to find our next SF Bay Area site and are optimistic that we will find a new home. If you would like to help with our relocation efforts, you can contact us at InfoATbiolinnkdepotDOTorg
When: Saturday, April 15th, 2017 from 10 AM to 1 PM.
Where: 15445 Lansdowne Road, Tustin, CA 92782
We received in 10 pallets of supplies from the Northern California location and are excited to make it available teachers but we need help to sort and organize them (See the calendar below). Sign up here—>> VOLUNTEER Thanks, ahead of time!
If you have know of any companies or institutions that would like to donate, contact me directly or they can use this link–>> Donate Equipment and Supplies.
If you are getting this email, you are registered to attend.
If you would like another educator to attend you can use the “Forward Button” below. They would need to register using this link–>> SoCal Registration
See you all soon!
Our Last Open House at the SFO Airport Campus
Saturday, March 18th from 10 AM to 2 PM.
After 15 years at the City College of San Francisco’s SFO Airport campus, we are saying, “Goodbye”. Shelves have been put away and are in the process of packing. Our new location is uncertain so we will need to liquidate our entire stock.
Contact me if you are interest in helping us sort, pack, etc:
1. This Sunday (March 12th anytime between 10 AM and 2 PM) to load supplies into a truck. Click Option 1
2. March 15th and 16th (During the day) Click Option 2
3. Volunteer for Friday Before the Open House Click Option 3
4. Volunteer at the last Open House and break down. Option 4
5. Volunteer to dispose of eWaste and unwanted items. Option 5
Thank you all for all your support!
Open House is THIS Saturday!
Saturday, January 21st from 10 AM to 2 PM.
We have some great items ready for you at our SFO location and can always use volunteers for the Friday set-up. And speaking of locations, the Depot will be moving from our City College of San Francisco Airport Campus location on or before May of 2017. More details below.
Our SoCal Depot will have their Open House on Feb. 25th from 10 AM to 1 PM. Contact Kari or Emalee about donations for the SoCal area.
See you soon!
Daniel O. Michael
The Depot is Moving
After 15 years at CCSF’s airport campus, the Bio-Link Depot, Inc. (Depot) agreement to use part of the campus for educational equipment storage and donation operations, has ended.
This will provide the Depot the opportunity to move to a new site that better matches it’s significantly expanded activity, and to better collaborate with synergistic programs at community colleges and other educational non-profits. About 3 years ago, an advisory committee was formed, anticipating a new site was needed, to better sustain and expand the Depot’s operations, and to provide a template for Depot’s in other regions to form. This advisory committee resulted in the formation of the new 501c3 nonprofit, Bio-Link Depot, Inc.
The Depot in now searching for a new site for our anticipated move, on or before May 2017. If you would like to help with our relocation efforts you can contact Daniel Michael.
The first SoCal Bio-Link Depot Open House on December 10th, 2016 was a great success with a teacher attendance of 43 with 32 schools participating, including several from the San Diego area. We outreached to 228 teachers of which 194 subscribed to the MailChimp list within the month of November and December 2016. This was the fastest build-up of our mailing list since we started the Depot! Congratulations to Emalee, Kari, the Irvine Valley College team, volunteers and donors that mad that happen.
The SoCal team are busy building inventory for the next Open House on February 25th from 10 AM to 1 PM. Contact Kari if you would like to volunteer your time or donate equipment or supplies.
We have some real science goodies under the tree at:
Our NorCal Open House: Saturday, Jan. 21st from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Our SoCal Open House: Saturday, Feb. 25th from 10 AM to 1 PM.
Yes, we launched our first pilot Open House in SoCal on December 10th and it was a success! Read the details below and SoCal educators, fill out the wish-list survey. Thanks to all that donated cash on Giving Tuesday and Genentech Foundation for a 30K grant!
SoCal Pilot Open House!
Thanks so much for a enormously successful Bio-Link Depot Open House in Southern California at Irvine Valley College! Partnered with ATEP-Advanced Technology & Education Park, National Science Foundation (NSF), Edwards Lifesciences. We gave away loads of supplies and equipment to educators in LA, San Diego and beyond. Fill out our Wish List Survey! Thanks to Emalee Mackenzie and Kari Black for making it happen! (Click on their names for questions, volunteering & donations). Check out these PICTURES
Our Rainy Nov. Open House
We gave away loads of supplies to slightly soggy educators at our NorCal Open House on November 19th. A special thanks to donors: Alameda County Vector Control. Gladstone Institutes, Inovatex, Celgene, Threshold Pharma, Intrexon, CareDx, BioSurplus, Cordis, Genentech, UCSF, XCell Biosciences, UC Davis, Sutter Health CPMC and DSM Biologics. View these pictures and Like us on Facebook.
See a short video on the successful pilot of the SoCal Bio-LinkDepot. Thanks to donors: Edwards Life sciences, BioSurplus and Fischer Scientific.
Happy Depot Holidays!
Thanks to all that have donated funds, supplies, equipment and their time to support the Depot. There are too many to list here, but you know who you are! I hope to catch up with all my thank you cards soon. If you would like to support either our Northern or Southern California efforts, you can click on the links below:
Donate Funds to Depot
Donate Supplies to Depot
Donate Your Time to Depot
Today is Giving Tuesday
Every little bit helps us run our bi-monthly science supply giveaways.
Click on the link below to support the Depot. We are a nonprofit 510c3 supporting the goal of getting science supplies into the hands of educators.
Giving Tuesday Link
Thanks so much!
Daniel O. Michael