Send us your graphing and scientific calculators that you no longer use.

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Calculators Solve Problems supports underfunded classrooms and students who cannot afford an expensive personal calculator. The cost of calculators, especially graphing calculators averaging nearly $100, prevents many students from owning a personal calculator. Without one for homework and preparing for exams, students are disadvantaged in many classes that require them, such as Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, and Physics, and from optimizing scores on exams including APs, the PSAT, SAT, and ACT. Research shows that access to calculators is associated with a positive impact on students’ approaches to mathematical problems and increased achievement on assessments. Calculators Solve Problems aims to solve the problem of unequal access to calculators.

We collect and sanitize your used calculators and deliver them with new batteries to teachers in underfunded classrooms for distribution to students who need them. And we also support students directly who are unhoused in shelters. Reusing calculators is a win for all of us, since this kind of recycling benefits our environment! So go right now, and find where you stashed that calculator from your old math or science class and safely discard the used batteries or find the charger. Then mail any model calculator to us today (click “PRINT MAILING LABEL”) and we'll deliver it to support a classroom or student in need.

And you can help our mission with a monetary donation in any amount (click “DONATE $ NOW”). Your contribution buys new calculators, batteries, costs for sanitization, and the delivery of donated calculators. Check out the calculator drives page (click on "CALCULATOR DRIVES") for featured classrooms that we aim to support, in addition to the many other underfunded schools with high enrollment of financially challenged students, that need resources like calculators. With your donated calculators and the power of your dollars, Calculators Solve Problems can live up to its name, and solve the calculator access gap problem today!

Calculators Solve Problems, Inc. is a NY not-for-profit corporation and 501(c)(3) sponsored subsidiary of a nonprofit, charitable tax-exempt corporation. Please keep scrolling down to learn even more about our Team, numbers showing the success of our mission, and a great Gallery showcasing many of your generous donations.

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Calculators Solve Problems, Inc. is a  NY domestic not-for-profit corporation and a 501(c)(3) sponsored subsidiary of First in Family Fund (firstinfamilyfund.org), a nonprofit, charitable tax-exempt corporation.  All  donated calculators that we receive, plus money donations, goes to support classrooms and students in need. Calculators Solve Problems is dedicated to achieving strong charity organization ratings with a lean budget for operating expenses of our organization (web site maintenance, social media advertising and costs including mail/delivery expenses, sanitization and packing supplies).

All services provided by our Team at Calculators Solve Problems, and supporters who assist us, are strictly voluntary. Shout out to family, friends and classmates for your help!

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?"
— Martin Luther King, Jr. 
We collect donations of scientific and graphing calculators.

Scientific calculators perform functions beyond addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. A graphing calculator is a scientific calculator with a high resolution screen and includes the ability to plot coordinates and graph functions and execute programs.

Price-wise, scientific calculators are usually significantly less than graphing calculators that cost, on average, $100. Graphing calculators are more expensive since they have more computational capabilities and memory storage.

Many schools instruct students to use Texas Instruments (TI) graphing calculators and those TI 83, 84 and 89's, long abandoned in your drawer or an old backpack, are especially appreciated and will have a new life in the hand of a student who needs their own calculator.

"Much effort, much prosperity." - Euripides

Please print a mailing label from the "PRINT MAILING LABEL" tab on our home page.  Cut the template label in half along the dotted line.  Enclose the bottom half of the label with your calculator.  This half provides your contact information (name, email/address) so that we can confirm your donation and thank you.

The top half of the label template is addressed to us. Please affix this label to your package, add proper postage and mail it to us at:

Calculators Solve Problems, Inc.
805 Third Avenue, Suite 1205
New York, New York 10022

“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” —Booker T. Washington

Please remove and safely dispose the used batteries in your calculator and mail the empty calculator (with the charger if it has one and cover) to us in a bubble mailer/padded envelope (tip: reuse a bubble mailer/padded envelope from an Amazon delivery that you've likely received!).  

U.S. postage will vary based upon the weight of your calculator and depending on the mailer/envelope used, but on average postage will cost $3.00 and under. 

We thank you, in advance, for paying the proper postage and mailing your calculator to us. We know it takes effort, and your effort is greatly appreciated since without it, our mission would fail.

"Success is dependent on effort." - Sophocles

When we receive your calculator, we will confirm by email that we received it. Money donations that we receive through our website, are automatically confirmed to you.  If you're reading this, we have a good feeling that you have a calculator to support our goal of putting a calculator in the hand of every student who needs one, and that's pretty exciting to us!  

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” ―Maya Angelou

We wear gloves and sanitize each calculator that we receive, as per CDC guidelines, using alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol.  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting

"Better to wash an old kimono than borrow a new one." - Japanese Proverb

Calculators Solve Problems, Inc. shall provide a receipt for a donated calculator upon request.  

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." -Winston Churchill

We respect that any information we gather from you (including your name, contact info, physical address or money donation information) is private and we will never sell or share your information to a third party.  

"Privacy means people know what they're signing up for, in plain language, and repeatedly. I believe people are smart. Some people want to share more than other people do.  Ask them."  - Steve Jobs