Hi. I’d avoid or be very specific when asking for components. I have a huge sack of passives I’ll never use unless I build a mega watt synth or a personal power station.
Go the wedding list route and crate project lists on vendor sites then share the links.
For as long as I remember friends and family pop by near Christmas with a box of junk, faulty electronics,unwanted instruments and anything with a battery they no longer need. Repairs and repurposed shtuff wends it’s way back in the months that follow.