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Bring and Donate for Keep Ukraine Connected

This is a way for you to get rid of those parts you bought for a project that never went anywhere, get new parts for a future project that might go somewhere, and donate money to charity while you're doing it.

Beside financing network splicers and sending them to Ukraine, Keep Ukraine Connected collects, wipes config and checks operational state of all kinds of computers and network hardware.

Keep Ukraine Connected has an online inventory for Ukraine ISPs who can request the donated hardware they are interested in. So they get exactly what they need and we avoid shipping e-waste to them that they cant use.


There’ll be a selection of crates/boxes containing stuff that people have brought with them: take a look around, pick up anything that takes your fancy and leave a donation in return.

Donations will be accepted by MCH Payment System, PayPal, Donation Website, IBAN NL13BUNQ2072500958 or via cash (we prefer the other methods over cash). Money raised goes to Keep Ukraine Connected and helps them fund new fibre splicers to help rebuild connectivity within Ukraine.


Bring your items to MCH with you and drop them off at the Bring and Donate stand. If you can bring a box or crate to keep them in that would be appreciated, although some will be available. You will be expected to take home any items that people didn't want, think of this like a car boot sale rather than recycling service. Please make sure you do collect your left over items, anything left at the end will have to be disposed of.

What to bring

Things likely to appeal to MCH attendees that you wouldn't typically find a local charity shop:

* Specialist books
* Tools
* Electronic & mechanical components
* Construction materials (e.g. wood and metal, but not bricks)
* Other craft / hobby materials

Items don't necessarily have to be working, but should pass the test of "is it reasonable to imagine someone salvaging / repurposing / reusing this item?"

You can also donate items directly to Keep Ukraine Connected. This includes anything from PC’s, WiFi, Switches (at least gigabit), routers big !!! and small, optics, fibre splicers, DWDM etc etc is welcome. If it is unusable it's recycled and the proceeds go to buying splicers. Any item you think might be useful for a direct donation please pass to someone in attendance or if there isn't anyone around please leave it on the separate area for direct donations.

Please store items in a way that will not cause injury. For example stow any blades safely in a craft knife. If something is only suitable for adults then please carefully consider if you should bring it, if you do then please place it in the separate 18+ only section.

What not to bring

You should not bring:

* Anything that is illegal within Netherlands
* Weapons
* Anything non-obvious hazards such as asbestos, chemicals or explosives
* Anything that would breach the MCH Code of Conduct