Where To Donate Used Medical Equipment In Los Angeles: The Complete Guide


Do you have used medical equipment in good condition that you, or your loved one, no longer need ? Well, here’s a comprehensive guide to where you can donate it in Greater Los Angeles.

Where to donate used medical equipment in Los Angeles ? In Greater Los Angeles you can donate medical equipment to, or with, the following organizations –


  • Ability Tools – California State AT Program
  • reuse and recycling centers
  • Independent Living Centers
  • loan closets for medical equipment
  • private nonprofits helping the disabled in their communities
  • Thrift Stores
  • Goodwill stores
  • Salvation army stores
  • locally on Craigslist
  • locally on usedHME
  • locally on Freecycle
  • locally on Facebook
  • administrations in your neighborhood
  • Rotary Clubs
  • Lions Clubs
  • Senior Centers
  • Veterans Centers
  • Church and faith organizations


There is quite a lot of information here, so you will find a Table of Contents below with Quick links to all the different sections.


Donate used medical equipment to the California Assistive Technology Program in Los Angeles


Ability Tools – the California Assistive Technology Program

Ability tools is the program in charge of Assistive Technology in California.

Ability Tools runs an Assistive Technology Exchange website where durable medical equipment is posted for loan, donation or for free.

The Assistive Technology Exchange website is here – http://abilitytools.org/services/at-exchange-transition.php

Ability Tools is partners with a number of with Reuse Programs to post their available inventory on the Assistive Technology Exchange website, and also to distribute the posted equipment in their particular regions of California.

“The reuse programs accept assistive technology and medical devices, repair and sanitize them and offer them to people with disabilities for free or at low cost.” – Source here.

The Reuse programs which work specifically with Ability Tools are known as known as the California Assistive Technology Reuse Coalition.

To find out a lot more about how all this works, who to contact, the reuse centers in the Greater Los Angeles area you can go to my article – “The Ultimate Guide To Used Medical Equipment In California” and read about the AT Program, the Reuse Centers and Ability Tools AT Exchange.

I will be listing here in this article the Reuse Centers which serve Los Angeles and their contact information.


Donate used medical equipment to reuse centers working with Ability Tools in Greater Los Angeles


If you have used medical equipment to donate you can call one of the centers listed below and work out how to donate your equipment to them.

These reuse centers will post the equipment on the AT Exchange and also look for people in need in their area who can use your donation.


ALS Association, Los Angeles Chapter

The greater Los Angeles chapter of the ALS Association (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) runs a “loan closet” for members in Greater Los Angeles.


To donate equipment you need to go to the website, I have provided a link below, and find out the process, or give them a call on the phone number below.

P.O. Box 565
Agoura Hills, CA 91376-0565

Phone: 818 865 8067

Website: http://webgw.alsa.org/


DAYLE MCINTOSH CENTER (DMC) Reuse, Repair and Recycle Program DAYLE MCINTOSH CENTER (DMC) (Orange County)

The Dayle McIntosh Center’s reuse, recycle and repair program serves people  with disabilities that reside in Orange County.

The Center accepts donations of used assistive technology devices and durable medical equipment, refurbishing and sanitizing all the items making them available for reuse.


The items available change constantly, but examples of donated equipment includes –


  • wheelchairs
  • walkers
  • canes
  • crutches
  • shower chairs
  • commode chairs
  • Hoyer lifts


501 N. Brookhurst Street, #102
Anaheim, CA 92801

Phone: 714 621 3300

Website: https://daylemc.org


To find out about donating equipment you can either –


  • use the phone number above, or
  • go to the site contact page and fill out the form there


Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living (SCRS-IL)

The SCRS-IL will accept donations of assistive devices that are “gently used” and in working order including –


  • wheelchairs
  • walkers
  • crutches
  • canes
  • rollators
  • portable commodes
  • transfer benches
  • sliding boards


To donate your used medical equipment, call one of the office numbers below,  and ask for the AT Facilitator.
Website: https://scrs-ilc.org


Arcadia Office Address:
1165 Clark St,
Arcadia, CA 91006

Phone: 626 239 6012


Downey Office Address:
7830 Quill Drive, Ste D
Downey, CA 90242

Phone: 562 862 6531


Pasadena Office Address:
2023 Lincoln Ave,
Pasadena, CA 91103

Phone: 626 587 5010


Communities Actively Living Independent and Free (CALIF)

CALIF reassigns assistive technology devices, under the AT Reuse Capacity Building Grant, to those who can benefit from them.

 You can donate items such as –


  • durable medical equipment
  • communication devices
  • vision products
  • hearing products
  • mobility products
  • assistive devices


To donate used medical equipment give them a call at the phone number below.

634 South Spring Street, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Phone: 213 627 0477

Website: https://califilc.webs.com


Convalescent Aid Society – CAS

CAS provides the free loan of wheelchairs, and other durable medical equipment, to residents in Pasadena for in-home use, and to its neighboring communities.


You can donate all kinds of used durable medical equipment –


  • hospital beds
  • bed trapezes
  • quad canes
  • canes
  • crutches
  • bedside commodes
  • raised toilet seats
  • bath chairs
  • transfer benches
  • walkers
  • rollators
  • wheelchairs
  • transport chairs


To make a donation you can phone on the number below and find out more – the website says to just drop by during “hours of operation” ( of course if this is during the Covid 19 Pandemic that will be different) – take a look this page of the website here.


3255 East Foothill Boulevard,
Pasadena, CA 91107

Phone: 626 793 1696


Website: https://www.convalescentaidsociety.com/


Community Access Center (CAC)


The CAC in Riverside has an equipment reuse program which takes donations of –

  • wheelchairs
  • ramps
  • rollators
  • walkers
  • hearing aids
  • hospital beds
  • suction safety grips
  • visual aids for senior low vision program


To donate your used equipment phone the number listed below. 

6848 Magnolia Avenue, Suite 150
Riverside, CA 92506

Phone: 951 274 0358 x103

Website: https://ilcac.org


The Durable Medical Equipment Aid Society


The society loans DME on to individuals living in Los Angeles County who lack the financial resources or insurance coverage to access in-home DME for their rehabilitation, or recovery, from illness or injury. Donations of items that are in clean and serviceable condition are accepted.

The Durable Medical Equipment Aid Society has no physical offices, so that any donations have to be scheduled.

If you would like to donate any of the items below, just call the phone number below.

You can schedule a pick-up or a drop-off for the donation over the phone.


  • standard or bariatric manual wheelchairs
  • standard or bariatric transport chairs
  • front wheel walkers and rollator (seated) walkers
  • standard and bariatric commodes
  • raised toilet seats and risers
  • wheelchair ramps
  • patient lifts ie hoyer lift type
  • bath transfer benches
  • shower/bath chairs
  • shower or bath grab bars
  • single point and quad point canes
  • bed rails
  • toilet rails
  • crutches


Phone: 818 298 9893

Website: http://www.thedme.org


Donate Used Medical Equipment to Rolling Start, Inc. – Independent Living Center


Rolling Start, Inc. receives a grant of AT funding for Hesperia and Apple Valley Residents, has a Reuse Program, conducts Assistive Technology Training and runs workshops and Group Presentations for the disabled in the community.

You can donate used medical equipment to their programs – as it includes Assistive Technology Devices as well as DME you can probably give most anything, but do call and check first.


Although they are not listed as part of the coalition of Reuse Centers they are listed on the Durable Medical Equipment Aid Society website, listed directly above,  as one of their partners.


Website : https://rollingstart.com/services-and-programs/

There are two offices –


San Bernardino Office

1955 Hunts Lane #101

San Bernardino, CA 92408

Phone: 909 890 9516


Victorville Office

16519 Victor Street, #406

Victorville, CA 92395

Phone: 760 949 7626


Donate used medical equipment to Independent Living Centers in Greater Los Angeles


Independent Living Centers help individuals with disabilities to live independently in the community.

All of the following centers should be happy to receive donations of used medical equipment, but do give them a phone call to see if they are collecting at the time you donate, and if your type of equipment is something that you want.


Los Angeles County
Communities Actively Living Independent and Free (CALIF)
634 South Spring Syreer, 2nd Floor,Los Angeles, CA 90014
213 627 0477
Santa Monica
Disability Community Resource Center
1527 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310 394 9876
Mar Vista
Disability Community Resource Center
12901 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
310 390 3611
Disability Community Resource Center
1318 Cravens Ave, Torrance, CA 90501
310 390 3611
West Hollywood
Disability Community Resource Center
7362 Santa Monica Blvd, 1st Floor, West Hollywood, CA 95249
310 390 3611 x227
Long Beach
Disabled Resource Center
2750 East Spring Street, Suite 100, Long Beach, CA 90806
562 427 1000
Van Nuys
Independent Living Center of Southern California (ILCSC)
14354 Haynes Street, Van Nuys, CA 91401
818 785 6934
Independent Living Center of Southern California - Lancaster
606 East Ave K4, Lancaster, CA 93535
661 942 9726
Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living - Downey
7830 Quill Drive, Suite D, Downey, CA 90242
562 862 6531
Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living - Pasadena
2023 Lincoln Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
626 587 5010
Southern CA Rehabilitation Services (Satellite)
11625 Clark St, Arcadia, CA 91006
626 239 6012
Service Center for Independent Life (SCIL)
107 South Spring Street, Claremont, CA 91711
909 621 6722
Orange County
Dayle McIntosh Center (DMC)
501 North Brookhurst Street, Suite 102, Anaheim, CA 92801
714 621 3300
Laguna Hills
Dayle McIntosh Center South County
24031 El Toro Road, Suite 320, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
949 460 7784
Riverside County
Community Access Center (CAC)
6848 Magnolia Ave, Suite 150, Riverside, CA 92506
951 274 0358
Desert Hot Springs
Community Access Center - Desert Hot Springs
14-201 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
760 568 9301
Palm Desert
Community Access Center - Palm Desert
74-390 Highway 111, Suite A, Palm Desrt, CA 92260
760 568 9301
San Bernardino County
San Bernardino
Rolling Start, Inc. (RSI)
1955 South Hunts Lane, Suite 101, San Bernardino, CA 92408
909 890 9516
Rolling Start, Inc. - Hesperia
15550 Main Street, Suite C12, Hesperia, CA 92345
760 949 7626
Ventura County
Independent Living Resource Center - Ventura
702 County Square Drive, Suite 103, Ventura, CA 93003
805 650 5993

Donate used medical equipment to Goodwill Stores in Greater Los Angeles


California has over 150 Goodwill stores and donation locations, but not all accept home medical equipment, so do call before take your medical equipment along.

Goodwill donation drop-off locations in Southern California

You can use the Goodwill Southern California Organization website locator to find a donation center in your area, which you will find here –


Donate used medical equipment to the Salvation Army in Greater Los Angeles


You can donate some home medical equipment to the Salvation Army, so long as it is in good condition.

To donate home medical equipment you will want to go to this page on their website and find  a drop-off location near you – https://satruck.org/


You will come to the page below.


Enter your zip code in the box for the service you require, and you will get a map with all the locations and a list of addresses and contact links, as you can see below.



You can choose a site from the map, or the list, and then contact them to find out about donating your equipment – as usual, don’t just show up as you could be wasting your time.

Donate used medical equipment to thrift stores in Greater Los Angeles


Los Angeles County


American Veteran Thrift Store

7830 Balboa Blvd,

Van Nuys, CA 91406

Phone: 818 912 5423

You can donate used DME such as –

  • walkers
  • showers chairs
  • crutches
  • safety frames


Amvets Thrift Store

Amvets Department of California Service Foundation has one nonprofit thrift store in Long Beach, one in Fresno and two more in the San Diego area.

The money raised through the sales of donated equipment goes to help veterans, veterans’ families and communities in California.

The stores accept donations of most things including medical equipment – on the stores’ facebook pages you can see for sale –

  • adjustable/hospital bed
  • bedside commode
  • rollators
  • walkers
  • patient lift



33315 E South St,

Long Beach, CA 90805

Phone: 562 272 7300

Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/Teamamvetslongbeach/


Assistance League Canoga Park Thrift Store

22335 Sherman Way,

Canoga Park, CA 91303

Phone: 818 710 1888

Website: https://www.assistanceleague.org/sfv/thrift-shop/ 


Deseret Industries Thrift Stores

2720 E 11th St

Los Angeles, CA 90023

Phone: 323 268 7281

You can donate home medical equipment which is gently used.


Society of St Vincent de Paul of Los Angeles Thrift Store

210 N. Ave 21

Los Angeles, CA 90031

Phone: 323 224 6280

Website: https://svdpla.org/


Son Of A Vet Thrift Shop

3310 N Eastern Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90032

Phone: 323 2271808

* I found very few thrift stores in LA which will take home medical equipment, but as there was no website for the shop I went through their photographs on Instagram, and there was a picture of a bedside commode. I would give them a phone call and check that they want your donation of you are considering taking it here.


Super Thrift Store North Hollywood

13422 Saticoy Street,

North Hollywood, CA 91605

Phone: 818 474 1291


Super Thrift Store Reseda

18344. Sherman Way,

Reseda, CA 91335

Phone: 818 654 4806

Website: https://sfvrescuemission.org/thrift/

Orange County


American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

803 E Katella Ave,

Orange, CA 92867

Phone: 714 538 5605

You can donate gently items such as –


  • walkers
  • crutches
  • canes
  • rollators


Arcos Thrift Store 

138 E Taft Ave,

Orange, CA 92865

Phone: 714 618 8397


This is a family owned business, but you can donate used medical equipment here, including items such as –

  • wheelchairs
  • walkers
  • bedside commodes
  • crutches
  • rollators
  • patient lifts
  • shower chairs


Assistance League of Newport-Mesa Thrift Shop

2220 Fairview Road, # 3

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Phone: 949 645 5536

Website: https://www.assistanceleague.org/newport-mesa/thriftshop/


Assistance League of Tustin

445 El Camino Real,

Tustin, CA 92780

Phone: 714 544 2612

The webpage for donating items is here https://www.altustin.org/?page_id=26


Chucks Reserve the Thrift Store

12946 Main St,

Garden Grove, CA 92840

Phone: 714 584 7438

The thrift store takes donations of of DME including –

  • walkers
  • raised toilet seats
  • crutches
  • bedside commodes
  • grabbers


Zion Thrift Shop

1109 E Commonwealth Ave,

Fullerton, CA 92831

Phone: 714 879 1147

Website: http://www.zionthrift.com/our-products.html 


Riverside County


Assistance League Riverside Thrift Store

3707 Sunnyside Drive,

Riverside, CA 92506

Phone: 951 682 3445

The website says that the Assistance League will accept donations of all kinds of gently used equipment as long as it is clean, except for larger items such as hospital beds.

Website: https://www.assistanceleague.org/riverside/donations-now-accepted/


Deseret Industries Thrift Stores

1197 Calimesa Blvd,

Calimesa, CA 92320

Phone: 909 795 0670

You can donate home medical equipment which is gently used.


GHH Ministries Thrift Stores

There are 4 GHH Ministries thrift stores in Riverside County which will take donations of items of used home medical equipment.

The website donations page is here – http://www.ghhministries.com/donations.html


****Do note that you can call and schedule a pick up if you wish.


Moreno Valley, GHH Thrift Store

13958 Old 215 Frontage Road,

Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Phone: 951 653 2529


Perris, GHH Thrift Store

115 Ramona Expressway,

Perris, CA 92571

Phone: 951 443 3701


Perris, GHH Thrift Store

21366 Harvill Ave,

Perris, CA 92570

Phone: 951 291 8136


Homeland, GHH Thrift Store

31316 Highway 74,

Homeland, CA 92548

Phone: 951 657 3041


Lyft Up Lives Nonprofit Thrift Store

1390 W 6th Street, Suite 136

Corona, CA 92882

Phone: 951 454 3208

The store has items of used medical equipment such as

  • crutches
  • canes
  • rollators
  • walkers



3900 Tyler Street,

Riverside, CA 92503

Phone: 951 509 0817

Savers will accept donations of used DME.


Semi and New Thrift

12607 Perris Blvd,

Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Phone: 951 247 6633

You can donate items such as –

  • shower chairs
  • crutches
  • walkers


San Bernardino County


American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

1534 Barton Rd,

Redlands, CA 92373

Phone: 909 307 8900

You can donate items such as –

  • walkers
  • crutches
  • canes
  • rollators


Deseret Industries Thrift Stores

16593 Valley Blvd,

Fontana, CA 92335

Phone: 909 854 3946


You can donate lightly used home medical equipment.


Golden Oaks Thrift Shop

31961 Hilltop Blvd,

Running Springs, CA 92382

Phone: 909 867 2112


You can donate items such as –

  • walkers
  • rollators
  • crutches
  • bedside commodes
  • shower chairs


Mini Mega Thrift store

2066 W Redlands Blvd Unit A,

Redlands, CA 92373

Phone: 909 317 4266


You can donate items such as –

  • crutches
  • walkers
  • shower chairs


UReach Thrift Store

24871 Redlands Blvd,

Loma Linda, CA 92354

Phone: 909 796 4400


Website: http://ureachlluc.com/ureach-thrift

Ventura County


Allsorts Thrift Shop

2211 Ventura Blvd,

Camarillo, CA 93010

Phone: 805 460 8633

You can donate items such as –

  • crutches
  • walkers
  • shower chairs


Arc Foundation Thrift Store

265 E Main Street,

Ventura, CA 93001

Phone: 805 485 6690

Website: https://thearcvc.org/thrift-store-pickup/


Assistance League Conejo Valley Thrift Store

2853 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.,

Thousand Oaks, CA 90032

Phone: 323 2271808

The website says that the Assistance League will accept donations of all kinds of gently used equipment as long as it is clean.

Website: https://www.assistanceleague.org/conejo-valley/donate/thrift-shop/


CAAN – Thrift Store

340 E Main St,

Ventura, CA 93001

Phone: 805 643 5956

Website: http://www.caanthriftstore.com/


CARL Boutique Thrift Store

2750 E Main St, Ste b

Ventura, CA 93003

Phone: 805 677 9111

Website: https://carldogs.org/about-us/c-a-r-l-boutique-thrift-store/

Th thrift store has photographs of  used medical equipment on its Facebook page, but you may want to call and check about particular devices – I only saw walkers.


Mission Bargain Center

125 South Harrison Ave,

Oxnard CA 93030

Phone: 805 201 4341

Oxnard Super Thrift

815 N Oxnard Blvd

Oxnard, CA 93030

Phone: 805 201 3750


Website: https://www.erescuemission.org/giving/donate-household-items/


Simi Thrift

1492 E Los Angeles Ave,

Simi Valley, CA 93065

Phone: 805 577 9959


You can donate items such as –

  • transfer benches
  • walkers
  • crutches
  • rollators
  • bedside commodes


Span Thrift Shop

110 N Olive St B,

Ventura, CA 93001

Phone: 805 641 1170

Website: https://www.spanonline.org/

Donate to Loan Closets in the Greater Los Angeles area


The Camarillo Medical Supply Project

300 Mission Drive,

Camarillo, CA 93010

Phone: 805 491 1028

This is a loan closet which is run by the Camarillo United Methodist Church, and it is open to all members of the community and Ventura County.

Website: https://camarilloumc.org/medical-supply-project

At the bottom of the webpage above there is an email form you can use to contact the loan closet if you don’t want to call.

You can donate all types of durable medical equipment and home health supplies –

  • walkers
  • wheelchairs
  • knee scooters
  • rollators
  • crutches
  • canes
  • bedside commodes
  • shower chairs


Helping Hands Los Angeles Loan Closet


This is a free community resource where seniors can borrow equipment such as –

  • wheelchairs
  • power mobility equipment
  • crutches
  • canes walkers
  • beds
  • bathroom safety equipment


The organization serves LA County, Orange County, Ventura County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County and San Diego County.

Website : https://www.helpinghandsla.org/how-we-help/care-coordination/medical-equipment/dme-loan-closet

Phone: 818 279 6580

There are no locations listed on the website, so you will need to give them a call to find out where the locations are to donate gently used medical equipment.


Simi Valley Seventh-Day Adventist Church Community Services Center & Medical Loan Closet

1636 Sinaloa Road,

Simi Valley, CA 93065

For any questions call – 805 433 2384

Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/simivalleyadventistcommunityservices/

The loan closet accepts donations and carries items of used medical equipment such as –

  • Rollators
  • wheelchairs
  • walkers
  • crutches
  • bedside commodes
  • raised toilet seats
  • power wheelchairs
  • patient lifts
  • hospital beds
  • knee braces
  • ankle braces
  • arm braces
  • wrist braces

The loan closet also carries medical supplies such as incontinence pads

The loan closet is open on Wednesday mornings from 10 to 12 noon.

For any questions call – 805 433 2384

Donate used medical equipment in Los Angeles using online listings


Online listings are another place that you can donate your work, and you can do it locally as well.

You will have to decide if you want to make it a “pick up only”, charge for shipping, or not charge for shipping.

A couple of points about pick-ups need to be made –

1) If you are caring for an elderly vulnerable person, I wouldn’t have people come and pick up items at your home – you don’t know who they are. It is a much better idea to arrange a place to meet and then do the handover there.

2) Don’t use your regular private email – create a throwaway email address for your online postings – as you may get your inbox full of spam emails.


Sites with listings where you can donate medical equipment –


  • Craigslist.com
  • UsedHME.com
  • Freecycle.org
  • Facebook Marketplace

I have articles on how to use each of the listings and Facebooks selling groups.

You can find those articles below.


Donate used medical equipment near you on Craigslist.com


Click here – “How To Donate Used Medical Equipment Near Me On Craigslist ? An Illustrated Guide”  to see how to donate in your area on Craigslist.


Donate used medical equipment near you on UsedHME.com


Click here – “How To Donate Used Medical Equipment Near Me On UsedHME ? An illustrated Guide” to see how to donate in your area on UsedHME.com.


Donate used medical equipment near you on Freecycle.org


Click here – “How To Donate Used Medical Equipment Near Me on Freecycle.org ? A Very Quick Illustrated Guide” to see how to donate in your area on Freecycle.org.


Donate used medical equipment near you on Facebook.com


Click here – “How To Donate Used Medical Equipment Near Me On Facebook ? An Illustrated Guide” to see how to donate in your area on Facebook.com.


Where to donate used medical equipment near me in Los Angeles


Most of the following places, if you have one in your neighborhood should know of local groups or places which are in need of medical equipment –


  • Your local Area Agency on Aging
  • Social services office
  • Lions Clubs
  • Rotary Clubs
  • Local church communities
  • Local town hall or chamber of commerce
  • Local hospitals
  • Emergency rooms
  • Private clinics
  • Senior Centers or Elderly Day Care Centers
  • Veterans Group homes in your area may be interested
  • Look up the local Retirement Homes in the yellow pages and give them a call


I have listed some in Greater Los Angeles below.


Greater Los Angeles Area Agencies on Aging


Los Angeles City

221 N.Figueroa Street, Ste 500

Los Angeles, CA 90012-4390

Phone: 213 482 7252

Website: https://aging.lacity.org/


County of Los Angeles Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services

3175 West 6th Street,

Los Angeles, CA 90020

Phone: 213 738 4004

Website: https://wdacs.lacounty.gov/


County of Orange Office on Aging

1300 South Grand Avenue,

Building B, 2nd Floor,

Santa Ana CA 92705-4434

Phone: 714 480 6450

Website: https://www.officeonaging.ocgov.com/


Riverside County Office On Aging

3610 Central Ave, 5th Floor

Riverside, CA 92506

Phone: 951 867 3800

Website: https://www.rcaging.org/


San Bernardino County Department of Aging and Adult Services

686 East Mill Street, 2nd Floor

San Bernardino, CA 92415

Phone: 909 891 3900

Website: http://hss.sbcounty.gov/daas/


Ventura County Area Agency on Aging

646 County Square Drive, Suite 100

Ventura, CA 93003-9086

Phone: 805 477 7300

Website: https://www.vcaaa.org/


Department of Social Services

Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services

The department has a section for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) for seniors and persons with disabilities.

You can find them on their website here.


Lions Clubs

The Lions run many different Charity programs and a lot of Lions Clubs will run community loan closets for medical equipment.

You can use their locator tool to find a club near you and to find out if they have a loan closet, or can point you in the direction of a club in your area which does.

I have an illustrated guide explaining how to very quickly find a Lions Club near you, which you can read here.

Rotary Clubs

Just like the Lions, the Rotary organization does a huge amount of charity work, and runs lots of different programs through its clubs.

To find out if a club near you is taking donations of used medical equipment, or knows of clubs or other organizations in the area that are, you can use their locator tool.

I have an illustrated guide on how to very quickly locate a Rotary Club near you, that you can read here.

Senior Centers in Greater Los Angeles

A lot of Senior Centers have loan closets for their elderly members, so to see if a Senior Center near you has one and needs equipment, or simply knows of elderly members who need equipment, all you have to do is make a phone call.

There are 180 “Multipurpose Senior Centers and Dining Centers” in the County and City of Los Angeles, so rather than making a ridiculously long list I am simply going to post a link to the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging, and all you have to do is to go to half way down that page, and you will see the locator tool and you can find Centers near you.

Always call, rather than just showing up. During the pandemic the Centers have been closed.

Here is the link – https://aging.lacity.org/

Below is an image of the tool you are looking for.



Veterans Centers in Los Angeles

You can usually find out about Veterans in need from The VA Services, or they will at least point you in the right direction to find someone who needs your equipment.

Here’s a list of Veterans Centers Clinic and Administrations in Greater Los Angeles.

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

11301 Wilshire Blvd,

Los Angeles, CA 90073

Phone: 310 478 3711

Website: https://www.losangeles.va.gov/ 

US Veterans Center

515 E 6th Street,

Los Angeles, CA 90021

Phone: 213 253 5188

Veterans Service Office

1816 S Figueroa Street,

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Phone: 213 744 4825

Downtown Los Angeles VA Clinic

351 E Temple Street,

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: 213 253 2677

The Catholic Charities of Los Angeles

In Greater Los Angeles the Catholic Charites have quite a number of services and locations, so if you wish to contact them to find out about a program you can donate to, you should go to their website and pick an area and one of the prgrams to contact.

Here is the website page to go to – https://catholiccharitiesla.org/where-we-are/


Society of St. Vincent de Paul Los Angeles

210 N. Avenue 21,

Los Angeles, CA 90031

Phone: 800 974 3571


Website: https://svdpla.org/


The society is present all over the US with its charitable programs helping those with very low incomes.

If you have a chapter in your area you can always ask there about where to donate any items of used medical equipment.

Tax deductions on donations


If you make a donation to a registered charity keep the receipts  if you are hoping to get a tax deduction.

The IRS will require a receipt for the item.


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