Wish List

Our needs are many. Can you help?

Since 2014, the rare ECO Centre provides the community with a great new facility for workshops and programs, as well as comfortable accommodations for field researchers who conduct research on our property. But, we need help in outfitting our facilities with critical furniture and equipment.

The following in-kind donations of new or gently used items are requested to complete the rare ECO Centre and facilitate research and education. Can you help with our Wish List?

  • Bookcases (various types) ECO Camper with Microscope
  • Shelving (various types)
  • Laundry sink/tub THANK YOU!
  • Mini fridge (1) THANK YOU!
  • Bedside tables (2) THANK YOU!
  • Floor rugs (2)
  • Dressers (2) THANK YOU!
  • Lamps (3) THANK YOU!
  • Desk chairs (3)- THANK YOU!
  • Kitchen cart (1)
  • Single Beds (4)- 2/4 donated!
  • Utensils / dishes / serving dishes
  • Coffee makers / kettles / toaster
  • Ceiling-mounted projector screen (1) THANK YOU!
  • Printer (1) THANK YOU!
  • Laminator (1) + laminating supplies
  • Recycling and garbage containers THANK YOU!
  • Commercial grade vacuum cleaner
  • Office supplies (staplers / 3-hole punches / rulers, etc.)
  • Plastic storage bins (various)
  • Bulletin boards with legs / wheels
  • Forceps and tweezers
  • Garden trowels
  • Shovels
  • Petri dishes
  • Soil Munsell chart
  • Microscope + slides and cover slips
  • Assorted sample jars
  • Metre sticks THANK YOU!
  • Canoe Paddles
  • Lifejackets
  • Boat safety kit
  • Large soil sieve
  • Wheelbarrows
  • File cabinets
  • Office phones
  • Birding scope & tripods
  • Clipboards
  • Woodchipper
  • Forged manure pitchfork

New Only (cash or in-kind):

  • Single mattresses (4)- 1/4 donated!
  • Bedding for single beds (4 sheets, pillows, blankets, or duvets)
  • Dish towels / table cloths
  • Classroom tables (3) THANK YOU!
  • Stackable classroom chairs (24) THANK YOU!
  • Boxes of nitrile gloves THANK YOU!

Specialized IT and laboratory equipment are also required.  Contact rare to find out more.

If you would like to donate an item, please contact Jenna Quinn (519-650-9336 x 111, jenna.quinn at raresites.org) in advance, so that we can assess whether it meets our current requirements.

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rare Charitable Research Reserve
1679 Blair Road
Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8
(519) 650-9336