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Free Medical Equipment Near Me

Free Medical Equipment Near Me (2021): Directory of National & State Programs

By Maurice

Free Medical Equipment Near Me

If you're disabled or a senior citizen and are wondering "Where can I find free medical equipment near me?", you're in the right place!

On this page you'll find a complete list of all national programs in the US that provide free medical equipment for seniors and the disabled.

We've also gathered state-level programs for all 50 US states and put them on their own page (one  for each US state). We link to those pages below.

And if you have a resource to add that we've missed, please contact us!

Free Medical Equipment Near Me - Free Programs in All 50 US States

To see a list of free medical equipment programs in your state, please click your state below, and you'll be taken to a page that lists the free programs:

Free Medical Equipment Near Me - National Programs

In addition to the state-level free medical equipment programs that you see above, there are also national programs that operate across the entire US.

Below you'll find a description of each program, including what free medical equipment they offer and how to contact the organization. 


Table of Contents

Program Description:

Goodwill Industries of Southern NJ & Philadelphia is a community-based, nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization. 

As a nonprofit, community-based leader, Goodwill provides education, job training and career services that help individuals faced with barriers to become competitively employed.

Goodwill Home Medical Equipment offers refurbished home medical equipment to individuals and families. We are the #1 place to donate unopened medical supplies in Philadelphia and South Jersey.

We collect gently used wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, hospital beds and more.

We sanitize and refurbish the home medical equipment at our facility in Bellmawr, NJ (Camden County).

We help people access durable home medical equipment and supplies that improves their quality of life.

We make equipment affordable for all and have no eligibility or prescriptions required.

We foster community connections between those who need home medical equipment and those who generously donate it.
Our reuse practices give new life to valuable home medical equipment that might otherwise be discarded.


  • Service Area: Southern NJ & Philadelphia Region
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Alternating air pressure mattresses;
  2. 2
    Bath Chairs & Benches (all types);
  3. 3
    Bed Rails (all types; short & long);
  4. 4
    Canes (all types);
  5. 5
    Commodes (all types);
  6. 6
    Crutches (all types);
  7. 7
    Low loss air mattresses;
  8. 8
    Geri Chair with recline function, foot rest & tray table;
  9. 9
    Hip Chair;
  10. 10
    Straight Chair with two arms (not on wheels);
  11. 11
    Children's walkers, standers, feeding chairs, wheelchairs, tumble forms, tricycles, etc.;
  12. 12
    Cushions, Wedges, Rolls, Positioning Pillows;
  13. 13
    Seat & Back;
  14. 14
    Eating, Dressing, Bathing Aides;
  15. 15
    Reacher / Long handled Shoe Horn / Sock Aid / Button Hook / Zipper Pull;
  1. 15
    Hospital Beds - accept only electric, single bed size with side rails;
  2. 16
    Patient Lifts (AKA: Hoyer lift with mesh or canvas sling);
  3. 17
    Portable Ramps;
  4. 18
    Shower Chairs & Benches (bath);
  5. 19
    Transfer Benches (bath);
  6. 20
    Transfer Board or Sliding Board (all types);
  7. 21
    Trapeze Bars (freestanding & attach to bed);
  8. 22
    Traveler Chair or Companion Wheelchair (small & lightweight);
  9. 23
    Tray Tables (rolling table that goes over bed for meals);
  10. 24
    Walkers (all types, with & without wheels);
  11. 25
    Walker Baskets & Pouches;
  12. 26
    Wheelchairs, manual & motorized (all types);
  13. 27
    Scooters, motorized (all types);
  14. 28
    Vehicle Lifts (for wheelchair or scooter).

More Accepted Items -- Miscellaneous Medical Supplies

  1. 1
    Doctor's Office Donations - Usually accept: exam tables, stools, lights, privacy screens, small tables, Unopened supplies, etc.
  2. 2
    Orthopedic Braces, Slings & Shoes - (neck, shoulder, arm, back, leg)
  3. 3
    Prosthetic Limbs & Accessories -
  4. 4
    Gently Used Medical Supplies - hospital gowns; bibs; heel & elbow protectors; scales; Back supports; splints; intercoms; monitors & alarms; nebulizors; IV poles; etc.
  5. 5
    Unopened Medical Supplies's - gloves; gauze; tape; un-open undergarments / diapers; disposable bed pads; ostomy supplies; etc.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No
  • Audience served:
  • Accepts donations from all
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1
    Goodwill Store locator
  2. 2
    Goodwill of Southern NJ & Philadelphia serves 11 counties in New Jersey and the City of Philadelphia.
    Areas served:
  • Atlantic County;
  • Burlington County;
  • Camden County;
  • Cape May County;
  • Cumberland County;
  • Gloucester County;
  • Hunterdon County;
  • Mercer County;
  • Monmouth County;
  • Ocean County;
  • Salem County;
  • City of Philadelphia.
  1. 3
    All of Goodwill’s donation centers are staffed by company representatives to issue donors receipts for tax purposes. It is also recommended that donors keep itemized lists of their donations. The Internal Revenue Service allows a deduction for each item, but the donor determines each item’s value. Generally, an item’s value should be based on fair market value – what the item would sell for in a thrift store. For more information on charitable deductions or determining the value of your donations, please visit www.irs.gov or www.CharityDeductions.com.
  2. 4
    The following is a list of gently used, home medical equipment are accepted for donation at any Goodwill Store in the Southern NJ & Philadelphia Region:
    1. Alternating air pressure mattresses;
    2. Bath Chairs & Benches (all types);
    3. Bed Rails (all types; short & long);
    4. Canes (all types);
    5. Commodes (all types);
    6. Crutches (all types);
    7. Chairs;
    8. Lift chair with recline function (upholstery cannot be soiled);
    9. Low loss air mattresses;
    10. Geri Chair with recline function, foot rest & tray table;
    11. Hip Chair;
    12. Straight Chair with two arms (not on wheels);
    13. Children's walkers, standers, feeding chairs, wheelchairs, tumble forms, tricycles, etc.;
    14. Cushions, Wedges, Rolls, Positioning Pillows;
    15. Seat & Back;
    16. Eating, Dressing, Bathing Aides;
    17. Reacher / Long handled Shoe Horn / Sock Aid / Button Hook / Zipper Pull;
    18. Exercise Equipment - only small or lightweight items accepted;
    19. Hand & Ankle Weights;
    20. Pedal Exerciser;
    21. Exercise Balls, Bands & Door Pulleys;
    22. Mats & Small Exercise Tables;
    23. Grab Bars, Tub Clamps & Safety Rails (bath);
    24. Hospital Beds - accept only electric, single bed size with side rails;
    25. Patient Lifts (AKA: Hoyer lift with mesh or canvas sling);
    26. Portable Ramps;
    27. Shower Chairs & Benches (bath);
    28. Transfer Benches (bath);
    29. Transfer Board or Sliding Board (all types);
    30. Trapeze Bars (freestanding & attach to bed);
    31. Traveler Chair or Companion Wheelchair (small & lightweight);
    32. Tray Tables (rolling table that goes over bed for meals);
    33. Walkers (all types, with & without wheels);
    34. Walker Baskets & Pouches;
    35. Wheelchairs, manual & motorized (all types);
    36. Scooters, motorized (all types);
    37. Vehicle Lifts (for wheelchair or scooter).
  • Sources:

Program Description:

Goodwill Industries was founded in 1902 in Boston, MA by Reverend Edgar J. Helms, a Methodist minister and early social innovator. Goodwill is a worldwide network of 157+ autonomous organizations in the United States as well as 12 countries abroad.

Easterseals Central Alabama logo

Each is governed by a local volunteer Board of Trustees. Goodwill Industries International is the network’s association office that supports the local Goodwills.

When you donate new and gently used items, your local Goodwill sells them in stores or on www.shopgoodwill.com and uses the revenue generated to provided valuable employment training and job placement services for people in your local community.


  • Service Area: Nationwide
  • Type of Medical Equipment: n/a
  1. 1
    Computers and computer equipment;
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No
  • Audience served:
  • Accepts donations from all
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    No list of the medical equipment they accept as donation is found on their website, they accept various medical and non-medical items. Donate "stuff" is the term they use and the accept many items, without a special focus on medical equipment since they do not have a "medical equipment" or similar search category. In their onlie shop there were (searched on 12.07.2021): wheelchairs, hearing aid batteries, hospital bed pans, crutches, CPAP machines.
  2. 2
    For donations specialized on medical equipment see "Goodwill Industries of Southern NJ & Philadelphia - Goodwill Home Medical Equipment" entry.
  3. 3
    The Health Equipment Loan Program at Goodwill Industries of Arkansas allows Goodwill's retail stores to loan excess health equipment to Arkansans in need. Any individual in the state of Arkansas can contact their local Goodwill store and inquire about health equipment availability. Loaned equipment is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is dependent upon donations from the community. 
  • Sources:

Program Description:

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible.

Easterseals Central Alabama logo

They assist approximately 23 million Americans annually and they serve in 130 countries around the globe. When you donate goods to The Salvation Army, those items are then sold at our Thrift Stores. And the proceeds are used to fund our Adult Rehabilitation Centers, where those struggling with drugs and alcohol find help, hope, and a second chance at life.


  • Service Area: Nationwide
  • Type of Medical Equipment: n/a
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes, but no specifications about medical equipment
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No
  • Audience served: n/a
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Commonly donated goods: clothing, furniture, automobiles, household goods, appliances. No details on their website about medical equipment, but there are secondary sources mentioning they accept medical equipemnt donation. There is also a note on FODAC's website that "The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta is now donating all of the medical equipment it receives to FODAC".
    Those interested to donate must check with the Salvation Army Donation Centers in their area about their donation policy to see if a specific item (medical equipment) is accepted as donation.
  • Sources:

Program Description:

Easterseals is a non-profit provider of health and human services, incorporated under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 

Easterseals Central Alabama logo

It provides services to help children and adults with disabilities and/or special needs as well as support to their families.
Through their Equipment Loan Programs, they accept medical equipment donations and then provide the equipment to those in need free or for a nominal fee.


  • Service Area: California, Iowa, Northern and Southwest Ohio, Northeast Central Florida
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Medical Equipment
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes - Easterseals Northeast Central Florida, Easterseals Northern Ohio and Goodwill/Easterseals Miami Valley (OH);
    No - Iowa for a fee
    Easterseals Superior California - no details (Sacramento), to check with them
  • Audience served:
  • children and adults with disabilities and/or special needs
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Easterseals Northeast Central Florida; Easterseals Northern Ohio; Easterseals Iowa, and Easterseals Superior California .
  2. 2
    Easterseals Iowa loans refurbished medical equipment at a nominal fee to individuals with disabilities or illness. The Equipment Loan program operates solely through donations of good quality durable medical equipment. We accept items in good to excellent condition.
  3. 3
    They also have some programs that provide financial assistance for the purchase of medical equipment: Easterseals Alabama | Financial
  4. 4
    Goodwill/Easterseals Miami Valley lends assistive living medical equipment to anyone in need. They offer wheelchairs, commodes, walkers, crutches and more free of charge in this loan program. The loan form
  • Sources:

Program Description:

Easterseals is a non-profit provider of health and human services, incorporated under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 

Easterseals Central Alabama logo

It provides services to help children and adults with disabilities and/or special needs as well as support to their families.
In-Kind Gifts: A donor provides an in-kind donation, which is a kind of charitable giving in which, instead of giving money, an item or service is donated (all or in part).


  • Service Area: Eastern Pennsylvania; Greater Houston; Greater Waterbury, Central and Northwest Connecticut; Montana, Southern Idaho and Utah
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Medical Equipment
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes/No (check with the Easterseals center in the area)
  • Audience served:
  • children and adults with disabilities and/or special needs
  • Other Details: Those interested: 
  1. 1
    to donate must check with the Easterseals center in their area about their donation policy to see if a specific item (medical equipment) is accepted as donation.
  2. 2
    must use Easterseals' In-Kind Gift Form to make their donation. Gifts in-kind that directly benefit the mission of Easterseals are greatly appreciated.
  3. 3
    The Goodwill® stores in Montana, southern Idaho and Utah are a part of Easterseals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain. These thrift stores provide affordable used clothing and household goods and in many cases, serve as employment training sites. They accept a large variety of in-kind donations for their stores, including medical equipment.
  • Sources:

Program Description:

Established in 1985, The ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Association is the only national nonprofit organization fighting ALS on every front. 

Easterseals Central Alabama logo

By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.

Their Equipment Loan Closet contains primarily used and donated equipment, providing a good temporary source of equipment. There is no charge for this equipment and you may use it as long as it is needed.
check area, available in some states and conditions might differ - Arizona, Florida, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin


  • Service Area: District of Columbia, Indiana, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, Washington
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Medical Equipment
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • people with ALS
  • Other Details:  

Because the loan closet inventory is constantly changing, we are not able to provide an accurate list on this site of what is available for loan. Please contact the Care Services Coordinator in your area to check for the availability of an item.

Their local Durable Medical Equipment Vendors are:

  1. 1
    Independent Lifestyles- Madison Heights, VA;
  2. 2
    Mobility Independent Transportation Systems, Inc. of Virginia (M.I.T.S. of Virginia);
  3. 3
    National Seating and Mobility- Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, VA;
  4. 4
    Numotion- Baltimore, MD;
  5. 5
    American Medical Equipment, Catonsville, MD .

Items Not Accepted by the Northern Ohio Chapter:

  1. 1
    Hospital beds;
  2. 2
    Hoyer lifts (portable lifts may be accepted if space is available);
  3. 3
    Lift chairs/recliners/LaZBoy;
  4. 4
    Power wheelchairs not in working order (accepted chairs must have working batteries, motor, tires, etc);
  5. 5
    Used commodes and shower chairs;
  6. 6
    Enteral formula (for feeding tubes), Ensure, Boost, and other formulas;
  7. 7
    Food thickeners;
  8. 8
    Gauze pads and feeding tube supplies;
  9. 9
    Incontinence products: blue pads, disposable underwear, Depends and Poise pads;
  10. 10
    Supplies for suction and cough assist machines;
  11. 11
    Clothing and linen.

    Indiana Chapter: For more information about our Equipment Loan Closet, please contact our Care Services Team at 317.915.9888. 
  • Sources:

Program Description:

Established in 1985, The ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Association is the only national nonprofit organization fighting ALS on every front. 

Easterseals Central Alabama logo

By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.

Their Equipment Loan Program offers loaner equipment individuals with a verified diagnosis of ALS.


  • Service Area: Arizona, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Northern California, Wisconsin
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Medical Equipment
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served: people with ALS:
  • Florida Chapter: who are uninsured, underinsured, who cannot access the benefits of their insurance (while in a nursing home, an assisted living facility, or hospice), or who are waiting for insurance approval.
  • Wisconsin Chapter: who are registered Chapter members.
  • Arizona Chapter: who are residents & visitors of Arizona and who are uninsured, underinsured, who cannot access the benefits of their insurance (while in a nursing home, an assisted living facility, or hospice), or who are waiting for insurance approval.
  • Massachusetts Chapter: throughout the Commonwealth.
  • The Golden West Chapter: families facing ALS living in Northern California regions.
  • The ALS Michigan Chapter: the entire state of Michigan, including the Upper Peninsula, and added a second office in Troy.
  • North Carolina Chapter: with no insurance, those unable to order their own power wheelchair, or those awaiting delivery of an ordered power wheelchair.
  • Other Details: Durable Medical Equipment (DME) 

The Florida Chapter:

  1. 1
    collaborates with DME companies to provide their services to people living with ALS: Ability Medical and Numotion.
  2. 2
    DME accepted/donated:
  • Power Wheel Chairs;
  • Manual Wheel Chairs;
  • Transport Chairs;
  • Rollators;
  • Ramps;
  • Walkers;
  • Air Mattresses;
  • Tray Tables;
  • Portable Scooters;
  • Roho Cushions;
  • Transfer Boards;
  • Fully Electric Hoyer Lifts;
  • Fully Electric Hospital Beds;
  • Lift Chairs With Vinyl Covers;
  • Slings (must be machine washable);
  • Toiletry Items (brand new in box);
  • Communication devices: Talk To Me Technology Devices, Prentke Romich Company (PRC) Devices, LC Technology Devices, Forbes Rehab Services (FRS) Devices, Tobii Dynavox I, Series Devices (I-12, I-12+, I-15, & I-15+).

The Wisconsin Chapter's list of equipment:

  1. 1
    Alternating Pressure Overlay Mattresses;
  2. 2
    Bathtub Transfer Benches;
  3. 3
    Bed Rails;
  4. 4
    Bed Tables;
  5. 5
    Button Hooks;
  6. 6
    Canes;
  7. 7
    Caregiver Pagers;
  8. 8
    Commodes;
  9. 9
    Deluxe Walkers with Seat and Handbrakes;
  10. 10
    Dressing Sticks;
  11. 11
    Gait Belts;
  12. 12
    Hoyer Lifts;
  13. 13
    Key Turners;
  14. 14
    Long Handled Shoe Horns;
  15. 15
    Pivot Discs;
  16. 16
    Portable Ramps;
  17. 17
    Power Wheelchairs;
  1. 18
    Quad Canes;
  2. 19
    Raised Toilet Seats;
  3. 20
    Reacher Sticks;
  4. 21
    Remote/Speaker Phones;
  5. 22
    Semi-Electric Hospital Beds;
  6. 23
    Slide Boards;
  7. 24
    Standard Walkers;
  8. 25
    Standard Walkers with Wheels;
  9. 26
    Shower Chairs;
  10. 27
    Sock Pullers;
  11. 28
    Specialized Eating Utensils;
  12. 29
    Toilet Safety Bars;
  13. 30
    Tub Grab Bars;
  14. 31
    Wheelchairs (Power and Manual);
  15. 32
    Wheelchair Cushions;
  16. 33
    Wheeled Shower Chairs;
  17. 34
    Wireless Door Chimes.

The Arizona chapter DME list includes, but is not limited to:

  1. 1
    Wheelchairs (manual and electric);
  2. 2
    Transport chairs;
  3. 3
    Hospital beds;
  4. 4
    Canes;
  5. 5
    Walkers;
  6. 6
    Pressure mattresses;
  7. 7
    Lifts;
  8. 8
    Respiratory support devices, and
  9. 9
    Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), etc.

No list found for the Massachusetts Chapter.

The Golden West Chapter provides individuals access to safe, functional, appropriate durable medical equipment (DME) and complex rehab technologies (CRT) that promote safety and mobility. Please inquire directly with your care manager if you have a need for this type of equipment, or if you have any equipment to donate, including Hoyer lifts, power and standard wheelchairs, or communication devices.

The ALS Michigan Chapter:

  1. 1
    Custom power wheelchairs (less than 3 years old with working battery),
  2. 2
    Power scooters (less than 3 years old with working battery),
  3. 3
    Transport chairs, manual wheelchairs,
  4. 4
    Walkers (including four wheel walkers with a seat),
  5. 5
    Adjustable hospital table,
  6. 6
    Transfer boards,
  7. 7
    Transfer belts,
  8. 8
    Built up utensils,
  9. 9
    Bedside commodes,
  10. 10
    Raised toilet seat,
  11. 11
    Shower chairs and benches,
  12. 12
    Roll-in shower chairs,
  13. 13
    Communication devices: Dynavox VMAX + devices, Eye Gaze tablets, Tobii ATI devices, and Boogie boards.

The larger items are stored at a third party facility and will be delivered free of charge if you reside within their geographical service area. For smaller items, The ALS Association Michigan Chapter Care Service Coordinator can deliver the item to your home if you reside within 30 miles from a chapter office. In addition, we often ship smaller items via USPS. 
They are always accepting donations to their loan closet. For sanitary reasons, they are unable to accept respiratory assist devices, such as cough assists, bi-pap or c-pap machines, hospital beds, mattresses, hoyer lifts, ramps, seat cushions for wheelchairs and any bathroom type items, such as commodes and shower chairs.

The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter:

  1. 1
    Power wheelchairs (if donating, must be less than 3 years old with a working battery and must have a tilt and recline feature),
  2. 2
    Manual wheelchairs,
  3. 3
    Transport wheelchairs,
  4. 4
    Rollators,
  5. 5
    Rolling shower wheelchair (not pvc, and does not include benches, seats or commodes),
  6. 6
    Electric hoyer lift (must be electric, not manual).

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our statewide sponsor, Stalls Medical and Adaptive Vans, there is no charge to our families for delivery and pick up of items.

If equipment is not being used and/or no longer needed, please call the Chapter so equipment can be returned and used by another person in need.

To request equipment or make a donation, please contact our Senior Care Services Programs Manager, Claudia Beirne, 919-390-0125.

  • Sources:

Program Description:

Established in 1985, The ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Association is the only national nonprofit organization fighting ALS on every front. 

Easterseals Central Alabama logo

By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.

Their Durable Medical Equipment Loan Pool provides new and used durable medical equipment for persons with ALS living in the Chapter's service area. Their equipment is housed at several sites throughout their service area and is loaned at no charge to persons with ALS.


  • Service Area: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Canes, walkers, manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs;
  2. 2
    Hospital beds and a variety of mattress overlays;
  3. 3
    Patient lifts and a variety of slings;
  4. 4
    Transfer boards & pivot discs.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:  
  • people with ALS
  • Other Details: Some of the types of items we have are:
  1. 1
    Mobility aids: canes, walkers, manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs;
    2. Bathroom items: raised toilet seats, commodes, shower chairs, bath benches;
    3. Hospital beds and a variety of mattress overlays;
    4. Patient lifts and a variety of slings;
    5. Transfer boards & pivot discs;
    6. Over-bed tables;
    7. Threshold ramps, portable ramps, (to be used for special occasions, on a temporary basis).
  • Sources:

Program Description:

Medical Equipment Program in partnership with Numotion and Norco Medical to loan equipment to aid in daily living activities and with mobility.

Easterseals Central Alabama logo

  • Service Area: Oregon and SW Washington
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:  
  • people living with ALS, their families, and caregivers living in the State of Oregon and the six counties of Southwest Washington
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Donating durable medical equipment* and assistive technology and augmentative communication devices* (all new and used) to our loan closet. Contact us at careservices@alsoregon.org
  • Sources:

Program Description:

The ALS Association Mid-America Chapter’s Equipment Loan Pool Program consists of used and donated equipment. Donations to the Equipment Loan Pool Program, allows us to continue to provide equipment for those with ALS, for as long as they need it and at no cost.


  • Service Area: Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:  
  • people with ALS
  • Other Details:  
  • Sources:

Program Description:

The ALS Association Louisiana-Mississippi loans medical equipment and assistive technology to patients to assist in daily living. 

The program loans or purchases a variety of equipment for patients as long as they are in need. We also accept equipment donations from families no longer utilizing their equiment.


  • Service Area: Louisiana, Mississippi
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:  
  • people with ALS
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    All services are free of charge. For more information please contact us at (225) 343-9880 or email info@alsalams.org.

Program Description:

Joni and Friends is committed to bringing the Gospel and practical resources to people impacted by disability around the globe. 

Wheels for the World provides life-changing mobility along with the hope of the Gospel to people impacted by disability around the world. You can get involved by donating a wheelchair, serving on an international outreach, or giving so that wheelchairs can be restored and sent to someone in need.


  • Service Area: Nationwide (Arizona, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New England, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas)
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Wheelchairs 
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No (worldwide)
  • Audience served:  
  • people impacted by disability around the globe
  • Other Details: n/a 
  • Sources:

Program Description:

MedShare is a 501c(3) humanitarian aid organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people, communities and our planet by sourcing and directly 

delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to communities in need around the world. MedShare regions: Southeast Region (Atlanta Area), Western Region (San Francisco Bay Area), Northeast Region (New York Metropolitan Area).

MedShare collects surplus medical supplies and used equipment from U. S. hospitals and manufacturers, and individuals. They process the donated material and make them available to hospitals and clinics overseas in two ways: 1) supplying medical mission teams and 2) direct shipments to hospitals in 75+ developing nations.


  • Service Area: California, Georgia, New Jersey, New York
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Consumable Medical Supplies (non-expired);
  2. 2
    Durable Medical Equipment (new or gently used);
  3. 3
    Biomedical Devices (fully functional).
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No (worldwide)
  • Audience served:  
  • hospitals and clinics overseas
  • Other Details: n/a 
  1. 1
    Individuals with surplus medical products may donate to any of MedShare’s three distribution centers. Commonly donated products include but are not limited to:
    a) Consumable Medical Supplies (non-expired);
    b) Durable Medical Equipment (new or gently used);
    c) Biomedical Devices (fully functional).
  2. 2
    Common Items MedShare cannot accept:
    a. Chair Lifts;
    b. Dialysis supplies;
    c. Feeding solution or Feeding Bags;
    d. Homecare beds;
    e. Medication bottles;
    f. Motorized wheelchairs;
    g. IV Solutions – injected or in bags;
    h. Pharmaceuticals or OTC meds of any kind;
    i. Prosthetics;
    j. Shower stools;
    k. Used CPAP or Nebulizer equipment;
    l. Veterinary supplies.
  3. 3
    If you would like to make an individual donation or you want to request further information, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page with all information relevant to your donation.
  4. 4
    Surplus Medical Supply List
  5. 5
    Surplus Biomedical Equipment List
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Program Description:

Since 1987, Project C.U.R.E has been delivering life-saving medical equipment and supplies to hospitals and clinics throughout the under-resourced world. 

We are the world’s largest distributor of donated medical relief—touching the lives of children and families in more than 135 countries.

Our programs are funded by grants from the U.S. government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and by the generous support of philanthropic foundations, corporate partners and individual donors from all walks of life.

Project C.U.R.E. appreciates donations from individuals who no longer need their medical equipment and supplies.


  • Service Area: within 100 miles of any of these locations: Denver, Centennial (CO), Chicago (IL), Houston (TX), Kansas City (MO), Philadelphia (PA), Nashville (TN), Phoenix (AZ), Michigan, Sarasota (FL), Harrisburg (PA); and Grand Junction (CO)
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Home Health Beds such as Invacare, Drive, HillRom and Joerns;
  2. 2
    Walkers – including rollators;
  3. 3
    Crutches and canes;
  4. 4
    Hoyer Lifts;
  5. 5
    Bedside Commodes;
  6. 6
    CPAPs and Nebulizers.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No (worldwide)
  • Audience served:  
  • hospitals and clinics throughout the under-resourced world
  • Other Details: n/a 
  1. 1
    Project C.U.R.E. Distribution Centers are locations where we can accept donations, and where we prepare and distribute medical equipment and supplies across the world. Distribution centers: Chicago, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Nashville, Phoenix, Headquarters (Centennial, Colorado).
    Collection Centers are locations that only accept donations of supplies. The have collection sites in Michigan; Sarasota, Florida; Harrisburg, PA; and Grand Junction, CO. If you are within 100 miles of any of these locations, please contact the center closest to you. Arrangements will be made to pick up your donation.
    We are located less than 1 hour from Philadelphia in beautiful West Grove, PA. Our location in the Middle Atlantic States—including Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia—is of key strategic importance to the mission of Project C.U.R.E.
  2. 2
    New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland are within 100 miles from Philadelphia, so I also added these states.
  3. 3
    Durable Medical Equipment:
    a) Home Health Beds such as Invacare, Drive, HillRom and Joerns;
    b) Walkers – including rollators;
    c) Crutches and Canes;
    d) Hoyer Lifts;
    e) Bedside Commodes;
    f) CPAPs and Nebulizers.
  4. 4
    Consumable Supply Examples:
    a) Medical and wound care supplies;
    b) Diapers, underpads (chux);
    c) Ostomy supplies;
    d) Urinary Catheters;
    e) Respiratory Supplies;
    f) Needles, syringes, and infusion supplies.
  5. 5
    Items We Do Not Accept:
    a) Bone stimulation devices;
    b) Bariatric equipment;
    c) CPAPS which are over five years old;
    d) Medications of any kind;
    e) Empty pill bottles;
    f) Fluids and nutritional liquids;
    g) Custom fitted braces and appliances.
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Program Description:

Advocates for World Health welcomes donations from hospitals, medical clinics, nursing homes, manufacturers, individuals, and other health care organizations to donate medical supplies. 

We value our donors and work hard to build relationships. Although AWH sends most products we receive to countries in Central America, we do distribute products worldwide (and in the US). We also sell some in kind donations to generate cash to fund our mission.


  • Service Area: Worldwide and in the United States
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Medical supplies and equipment 
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:  
  • worldwide and in the US
  • Other Details: n/a 
  1. 1
    AWH only actively works with donors in the following states: Missouri, Nevada, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arizona, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont ,Wyoming and Florida.
  2. 2
    To donate medical supplies and schedule a pickup, please fill out the Donation Form located on this page.
  3. 3
    You can also auto ship small donations directly to our warehouse at: 13200 Belcher Rd S, Largo, FL 33773.
  4. 4
    Please note: We cannot accept prescription medications at this time.

Medical equipment:

  1. 1
    We accept everything from small equipment like CPAP / BiPAP machines to large equipment like CT Scanners, anesthesia machines, and ultrasound machines.
  2. 2
    Currently, we are able to arrange direct pickups for bulk medical equipment and medical supply donations around the central Florida area. These pickups are provided at no cost to our donors and are planned to fit into their busy schedules.
  3. 3
    However, even if AWH is not physically located in your area, we will gladly work with you to arrange a convenient delivery so you can donate medical equipment with ease. In many cases, we will cover the cost of shipping. At times, we may ask for you to cover shipping. Please speak with your Donor Relations associate for more information.
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Program Description:

NeedyMeds is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit that connects people to programs that will help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs.

NeedyMeds, a national non-profit, achieves its mission by providing information on healthcare programs, offering direct assistance and facilitating programs.


  • Service Area: Nationwide
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Medical equipment and medications
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals?Yes (database)
  • Audience served:  
  • people in need
  • Other Details: n/a 
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Program Description:

Many Lions Clubs accept medical equipment as donation and they loan it to those in need.


  • Service Area: Nationwide
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Medical equipment
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals?Yes/No
  • Audience served:  
  • those in need
  • Other Details: n/a 
  1. 1
    Those interested must check with the Lions club in their area to see if they provide free equipment or if there is a charge.

Program Description:

Lions have recognized the urgent need for corrective lenses and collect usable glasses in their communities to support the Lions Recycle For Sight Program. 

They have set up collection locations with local partners (local businesses, schools, optical shops, libraries, places of worship, city administrative centers and eye care professionals) to host eyeglass collection boxes.


  • Service Area: Nationwide
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Usable glasses
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals?Yes/No
  • Audience served:  
  • those in need
  • Other Details: n/a 
  1. 1
    Those interested must check with the Lions club in their area to see if they provide free eyeglasses.
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Program Description:

Great Lakes Loan Closets is designed to help residents of Michigan, Wisconsin, Northern Indiana, and Northern Illinois find organizations that lend medical equipment for minimal or no cost.

Loan Closets, also known as medical equipment loaning programs or re-use programs, lend home medical equipment to people recovering from illness or injury. Most organizations receive their equipment from members of the community who no longer need it. They clean the equipment, check to make sure it's in good condition, and lend it to those who need it.


  • Service Area: Nationwide (Michigan, Wisconsin, Northern Indiana, and Northern Illinois)
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Medical equipment
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes (database)
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals?Yes (database)
  • Audience served:  
  • those in need
  • Other Details: n/a 
  1. 1
    Search equipment programs by county: Great Lakes Loan Closets

Program Description:

LittleWins is an online community marketplace that specializes in connecting people looking to buy, sell, or donate used durable medical equipment.


  • Service Area: Nationwide
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Medical equipment
  1. 1
    Wheelchairs,
  2. 2
    Traction equipment,
  3. 3
    Canes,
  4. 4
    Crutches,
  5. 5
    Walkers,
  6. 6
    Ventilators,
  7. 7
    Lifts,
  8. 8
    Nebulizers,
  9. 9
    Bili blankets and lights, and
  10. 10
    More.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes 
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals?Yes 
  • Audience served:  
  • those in need
  • Other Details: n/a 
  1. 1
    LittleWins is free to join and can be done in under 2 minutes! Simply follow these steps:
    a) Head to Little Wins website
    b) Once the page has loaded, click the Sign Up Today button at the top right.
    c) Input the information it asks for (just Name, Email, and a Password!), accept our user Terms and Conditions, and click Sign Up.
    d) That’s it! You may start Searching, Buying, Selling, and Donating!
  2. 2
    Currently, all equipment transfers and the shipping involved will be determined by the parties involved in the transactions.
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Program Description:

The National Hearing Aid Project is a unique model and one-of-a-kind collaboration created by Hearing Charities of America (HCOA). 

It addresses the increased demand for hearing aids by providing hearing aids to low-income individuals on a national scale. The project brings organizations together so that each fulfills a specific role in providing hearing aids to the individuals that need them. HCOA has partnered with the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences & Disorders at the University of Kansas to maintain and track all of the hearing aids in the program.

The Primary Services Involved In This Project Are:
1. Accepting and reviewing applications,
2. Refurbishing hearing aids,
3. Performing hearing health evaluations,
4. Soliciting support and services from others who can help support the project.

A hearing aid that is no longer being used can make a big difference in someone else’s life – someone who could not afford a hearing aid without your donation. Donating a used hearing aid to the National Hearing Aid Project can help a child hear his teacher in the classroom and excel in school. It could help a mother or father gain employment, or obtain a higher paying position. Even just one used hearing aid can give the gift of sound, and improve a person’s quality of life.


  • Service Area: Nationwide
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Hearing aids
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes 
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals?Yes/No
  • Audience served:  
  • low-income individuals
  • Other Details: n/a 
  1. 1
    All used hearing aids are accepted – any age, any brand and any model. No matter how old or what brand your hearing aid is, it can be used to help someone in need.
  2. 2
    Those interested must contact their local Hearing Aid Project to see if the equipment they need is free or not and to check for eligibility criteria (eg. The New Jersey Hearing Aid Project).
  3. 3
    They provide hearing aids at little or no cost. Check with them to see the conditions for free hearing aids.
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Program Description:

The Vietnam Veterans of America sells your donated items to private companies by annual bid which generates the majority of the funding to support the local, state, and national programs of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

Many veterans don’t have access to the health care services they need, making it difficult to seek proper treatment. You can help veterans obtain the services they need by making a monetary donation or by donating your used clothes, furniture and other household items.


  • Service Area: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Medical equipment
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes/No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals?Yes/No
  • Audience served:  
  • veterans who cannot afford the equipment
  • Other Details: n/a 
  1. 1
    Those interested should contact the Vietnam Veterans of America chapter in their area to check if they receive donations/donate free equipment.
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Program Description:

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is one of the world's leading non-profit health organizations, funding research, healthcare and support services covering more than 40 neuromuscular diseases that affect more than one million Americans. 

MDA is dedicated to finding treatments and cures for neuromuscular diseases and to supporting the individuals and families affected by these diseases.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s top priority is the health and safety of our community. After careful review of the growing seriousness and community spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and discussion with trusted medical professionals and organizations, MDA has made the difficult decision to suspend the Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program, effective immediately.

This includes lending equipment, accepting returned equipment, and accepting donations. If you or a loved one currently have equipment on loan from MDA, you may keep the equipment as your own.


  • Service Area: Nationwide
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Durable Medical Equipment
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals?Yes
  • Audience served:  
  • people affected by neuromuscular diseases
  • people affected by neuromuscular diseases
  • Other Details: n/a 
  1. 1
    The program is suspended due to COVID.
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Program Description:

The mission of TEDPA is to convene for the purpose of information exchange and to assist one another with the administration of specialized telecommunication equipment distribution programs for persons with disabilities.


  • Service Area: Nationwide
  • Type of Medical Equipment: 
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes/No
  • Audience served:  
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    There are individual entries for some of the states: Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, Oregon. I completed them in the database before this entry.
  2. 2
    For details check the websites of the partner organizations that implement this program in each state (see sources). These programs vary widely in what they provide and eligibility requirements. Some provide free or low-cost telephone equipment to eligible residents.
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Program Description:

American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives of those affected by sleep apnea and leads the search for the elimination of this syndrome in future generations.

Their CPAP Machine Donation Programs accepts gently used PAP devices and factory sealed supplies.


  • Service Area: Nationwide
  • Type of Medical Equipment: PAP devices and factory sealed supplies  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No
  • Audience served:  
  • those affected by sleep apnea
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Please mail all items to: PO Box 1072, Tracy, MN 56175.
  2. 2
    Their Washington DC office cannot accept in-person or mailed equipment donations.
  3. 3
    They CANNOT use older machines, such as the Respironics M-Series, Remstars, Resmed S7 or S8. These use an older type of memory card that is no longer supported at most clinics. We will not be able to accept these.
  4. 4
    They CAN use machines with the SD memory card, such as the RESMed S9, S10, Philips Respironics System one and Dreamstation.
  5. 5
    Those interested to donate must complete the form on their website which tells if their donation will be accepted or not.
  6. 6
    They have the Mask Program which provides masks, filters and tubes at an affordable cost. (Yearly Supply Program which includes 4 masks, 4 filters and 2 tubes – $100.00 Program fee; or 1 mask – $25.00 Program Fee, 2 masks – $45.00 Program Fee, 3 masks – $60.00 Program Fee)
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Program Description:

Throughout the course of the year, Esperança accepts donations of medical supplies and equipment from hospitals, clinics, and individuals around the country to be sent to their trusted partners in Central and South America for use in their clinics and hospitals. 

These supplies are used by the surgical volunteer teams and distributed to hospitals in need in the region.

Esperança’s Medical Supply Donation program delivers cargo containers carrying medical donations to under-resourced hospitals, clinics, and community health centers in Jinotega, Nicaragua – one of the most impoverished areas in Central America. Esperança’s on-site assessment process ensures that every container delivered will meet specific needs of the recipient hospital or clinic, equipping the medical staff with life-saving tools to improve diagnosis, treatment, and care.


  • Service Area: Nationwide
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Medical supplies,
  2. 2
    Medical equipment (see sources).
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No
  • Audience served:  
  • Central and South America hospitals in need
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Esperança does not have a pick-up service. Medical supply donations may be sent to, or dropped off at their Phoenix office during business hours:
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 4:30
    1911 W. Earll Drive
    Phoenix, AZ 85015.
  2. 2
    They do NOT accept liquids, gels, medications, or soiled materials.
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Program Description:

The purpose of the NATADS Public Access database includes the Device Loan and the Assistive Technology Reutilization programs.

The purpose of the Device Loan program is to let potential AT users try-out devices prior to purchase, have access to a backup system when their device is in for repairs and/or have access to a device while waiting for their device to be delivered.

The purpose of AT reutilization is to allow individuals the ability to view and/or post gently used Assistive Technology for sale, free or needed. This area also lets individuals view Refurbished, Repaired AT Equipment or Equipment that is available for Open Ended Loans by the AT Program.


  • Service Area: Nationwide (California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Pensylvania, Texas, Utah, Washington)
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  Medical equipment
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:  
  • Other Details:  
  • Sources:

Program Description:

REMEDY, Recovered Medical Equipment for the Developing World, is a 501 {c}{3} not-for-profit organization dedicated to actively promoting the recovery of unused medical supplies for the purpose of global aid, waste reduction, and cost-effectiveness.

Med-Eq is a free service that specializes in pairing donors with vetted charities, most of which will use these supplies overseas. Items may range from bandages and catheter supplies, to hospital beds or surplus inventory and might be small enough to donate by mail, or require a container truck pick-up.

Charities and non-profit organizations which have 501(c)(3) not-for-profit status may join Med-Eq to become eligible to receive donations. People can use it to donate or find donated items.


  • Service Area: Nationwide
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  Medical Equipment and Supplies donations database
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes (not directly)
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No
  • Audience served:  
  • pairs donors to vetted charities (charities incorporated within the United States; individuals)
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    REMEDY takes all material donations via their website Med-Eq . REMEDY does not take your supplies directly, but rather will liaison you with a vetted not-for-profit who is interested in your donation. The cost of shipping a donation to the charity is borne by that charity! You should never have to pay for mailing/shipping!
  2. 2
    See Posted Donations Management  
  3. 3
    Active REMEDY-based recovery programs are sending supplies through U.S. based charities to over 50 countries in Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa.
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Program Description:

Wheelchairs 4 Kids is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of children with physical disabilities by providing wheelchairs, home and vehicle modifications as well as other assistive equipment at no charge to the families.


  • Service Area: Nationwide
  • Type of Medical Equipment:   
  1. 1
    Wheelchairs;
  2. 2
    Gait trainers;
  3. 3
    Therapy trikes;
  4. 4
    Hoyer lifts.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:  
  • children in need, under the age of 21
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    They provide wheelchairs, gait trainers, therapy trikes, hoyer lifts, bathing solutions, vehicle modifications (contingent on the type of vehicle) and some home modifications providing the family owns the home.
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Program Description:

iCanConnect is another name for the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP), a federal program designed to help the many thousands of Americans with combined vision and hearing loss to connect with family, friends and community. 

iCanConnect is a national program with local contacts in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands.

It was established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in an effort to comply with the 21st Century Video and Communications Accessibility Act, a federal law that requires people with disabilities to have access to modern communications technology that enables distance communication.


  • Service Area: Nationwide (all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands)
  • Type of Medical Equipment:   
  1. 1
    Hearing and vision aids, including: accessories, Braille devices, computers, mobile devices, phones, signalers, software.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:  
  • people with both significant vision and hearing loss, and meet the program’s income guidelines
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    To participate in the program, your household income must not exceed 400% of 2021 Federal Poverty Guidelines.
  2. 2
    Look up your local program contact (see sources) to learn more and see if you or someone you know qualifies. Your local program contact can send you an application, or you may be able to download it from their iCanConnect webpage.
  3. 3
    You must submit your completed application to your local iCanConnect program and include:
    a) a disability verification form signed by a professional who attests that your combined hearing and vision loss meets iCanConnect’s disability guidelines.
    b) proof that you meet iCanConnect’s income guidelines.
    Once you're accepted, your iCanConnect representative will schedule an assessment with you. Together, you will determine what equipment will best suit your communication preferences and distance communication goals. Then your equipment will be installed, and training will begin.
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Program Description:

Hope Haven is a community committed to the special creation of God that is the human being; encouraging the realization of dreams, desires, and aspirations; valuing gifts, talents, and contributions; sharing accountability for individual and community growth.

Hope Haven opened its doors to eleven children in 1964. From their beginnings in Northwest Iowa, they have grown and adapted - expanding in both services and scope. Today, they are present in counties in Iowa and Minnesota, and their International Ministries impacts the lives of people in 109 countries.

Our goal is to deliver wheelchairs to people in desperate need of them around the world. Throughout the U.S., they receive donations of new and used wheelchairs, parts, raw materials, financial support, and more.

1994 - International Ministries begins, providing mobility through worldwide wheelchair distributions.

2001 - The KidChair Wheelchair is introduced and begins distribution around the world.


  • Service Area: Nationwide for collection
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Wheelchairs  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No (worldwide)
  • Audience served:  
  • worldwide
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Wheelchairs are collected throughout the continent and sent to wheelchair workshops in the Midwest.
  2. 2
    Volunteers in Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota – along with inmates from the South Dakota State Penitentiary – manufacture, rebuild, and repair donated wheelchairs to nearly new condition.
  3. 3
    New and rebuilt wheelchairs are gathered, prepared for distribution at their International Ministries center, and shipped to their designated country.
  4. 4
    New and rebuilt wheelchairs are gathered, prepared for distribution at our International Ministries center, and shipped to their designated country.
  5. 5
    Hundreds of volunteers worldwide make their international efforts possible by donating their time, talents, and resources to help our cause. For example, their volunteers:
    a) Collect, clean, repair, and box donated wheelchairs and equipment.
    b) Assist in record keeping, loading and unloading trucks for pick-up and delivery.
    c) Make pick-ups and deliveries across the country.
    d) Help manufacture and refurbish wheelchairs.
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Program Description:

Any blind individual in the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico can request a cane for their personal use. Requests can be made as often as every six months.


  • Service Area: Nationwide
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Canes
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:  
  • blind persons
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    They also have the Free Slate and Stylus Program. The National Federation of the Blind will distribute a plastic, four-line, twenty-eight cell slate along with a saddle stylus to those that need them. That includes those that are blind and low vision who know Braille or want to learn Braille.

Program Description:

Founded in 1983 by Lyn Howard, MD and her patient, Clarence “Oley” Oldenburg, the Oley Foundation is a national, independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) 

organization that strives to enrich the lives of those living with home intravenous nutrition (parenteral) and tube feeding (enteral) through education, advocacy, and networking. The Foundation also serves as a resource for consumer’s families, clinicians and industry representatives, and other interested parties.

The Equipment/Supply Exchange Program connects Individuals Seeking Products to Individuals Donating Products.


  • Service Area: Nationwide
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Supplies and equipment related to home tube feeding and IV nutrition. Typical items include:
  1. 1
    Enteral formula,
  2. 2
    Feeding bags,
  3. 3
    Tubing,
  4. 4
    IV poles,
  5. 5
    Syringes,
  6. 6
    Pumps,
  7. 7
    Related supplies.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes (database)
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes (database)
  • Audience served:  
  • families in need of enteral formula, pumps, tubing and other supplies
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Products available are based solely on donations.
  2. 2
    Supplies vary daily based upon what's been donated and what's been shipped, so check back often!
  3. 3
    The person requesting supplies must pay for shipping prior to any products being shipped from the donor; but this should be the only cost associated with the products.
  4. 4
    Supplies are not distributed from a central warehouse, they are shipped from Individual to Individual.
  5. 5
    The Oley Foundation does not stock or distribute products.
  6. 6
    They do not list prescription drugs, and low-cost items such as gloves or gauze.
  • Sources:

Program Description:

Through their equipment pool, Cure SMA loans necessary medical equipment free of charge. Our equipment inventory changes often as new equipment is donated and other items are loaned out.


  • Service Area: Nationwide
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Adaptive strollers,
  2. 2
    Bath chairs,
  3. 3
    Wheelchairs,
  4. 4
    E-Z-ON modified vests,
  5. 5
    Feeder seats,
  6. 6
    Standers,
  7. 7
    Car beds.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:  
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    However, we encourage you to contact us at equipment@curesma.org or (800) 886.1762 to receive the most up-to-date information.
  2. 2
    Cure SMA US chapters
  • Sources:

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