Bio-Link Depot Open House

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Bio-Link Depot

9235 San Leandro Street

Oakland, CA 94603

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Summer Give-Away for STEM Educators!

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Join us for our Summer Give-Away event for STEM educators!

Our next Open House is on Sunday, August 1st in Oakland from 10 am to 4 pm. We invite all educators to come collect lab supplies and consumables, as well as a limited amount of equipment, for your accredited school - at no cost!

* Please note that early entry from 10 am to noon will be reserved exclusively for teachers from Title I K-12 schools. General admission for all educators will begin at noon. We will bring out additional items to replenish stock for the afternoon period. Rest assured we have LOTS of stock on hand since this is our first public Give-Away since we closed in March 2020 due to the pandemic.

In order to participate, all attendees from your institution must register for the event. Tickets will be available until Friday, July 30th at 5 pm. You may bring one assistant with you (your supportive partner, for example), but they will also need to register for their own ticket.


Only educators, academic researchers and nonprofit community lab members from accredited institutions and their assistants can register for the event.

Please bring a photo ID from your institution, or a letter authorizing you to participate in the open house. Without this we may not be able to allow you to participate. Children under 13 are not allowed at the event due to safety requirements.

Please dress appropriately for an industrial warehouse environment: wear closed-toed shoes and clothing that supports a full range of motion.

Please check our website ( for more detailed information about our Open House Give-Away events.

Be Kind! Have Fun!

Important Give-Away Guidelines


Please reserve a ticket through Eventbrite for yourself and your assistant, if any. An assistant arriving in the same vehicle may use your institution name to register.THE EVENTGates will open at 9:30 am. Our site is located on a main road that cannot be blocked, therefore no entry or queue will be allowed before 9:30 am. Limited onsite parking is available at no cost.

From 10 am until noon, only Title I K-12 educators will be admitted. General admission for all educators will start at noon.

On arrival, Check In at the Registration Table to have your institutional ID or a certification letter checked, and to receive your badge. There you will receive a Registration/Donation Acceptance Form that will need to be completed before leaving the event.

Please bring your own boxes, containers, and bags for collecting and packing out items. We have a limited number of rolling carts you can use while browsing; but feel free to bring your own.

This is a Sharing Economy event, so please limit the number of any specific items you gather, in order to give others the opportunity to receive some as well.

On your form, write down a list of items you have picked up, as well as their estimated value.

An area of the parking lot will be set aside for you to hold items while collecting additional ones.


Fully complete your form then return it to the Checkout Desk where the items will be checked against the list and you will be signed out and free to leave.


We always appreciate financial support to help defray the costs of operating our Depot, now or in future.

Please visit our website ( to contribute a tax-deductible financial donation to our nonprofit organization, so we can continue our mission to enhance hands-on science education for many thousands of students.

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Bio-Link Depot

9235 San Leandro Street

Oakland, CA 94603

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    • Bio-Link Depot is a unique nonprofit that receives donations of laboratory and science equipment and supplies from biotech and other companies such as Genentech, Bayer, Gilead and many others. The donations are sorted and stored at a large warehouse in Oakland. These supplies and equipment are then given out to educators at all levels.
    • In 2019, Bio-Link Depot distributed $900,000 worth of supplies and equipment weighing about 50 tons to over140 schools, colleges and community labs represented by over 400 teachers and researchers. Over 90,000 students have benefited directly from these donations.
    • Bio-Link Depot is a 501(c)(3) registered charitable organization that is operated by a network of volunteers and small part-time staff, and is completely supported by financial donations plus by some limited sales of items (not suitable for educators.)

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