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Where To Donate Used Medical Equipment In Sacramento ? The Complete Guide

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If you have items of used medical equipment in good condition that you, or your loved one, would like to donate to help someone else in the Sacramento area, I have put together a collection  of all the different places and organizations, who can help you do that.

In Sacramento, you can donate medical equipment to all the following organizations –

 

  • Ability Tools – California State AT Program
  • reuse and recycling centers
  • loan closets for medical equipment
  • private nonprofits helping the disabled in their communities
  • Thrift Stores
  • Goodwill stores
  • Salvation army stores
  • Rotary Clubs
  • Lions Clubs
  • Senior Centers
  • Veteran Centers
  • humanitarian organizations
  • on Craigslist
  • on UsedHME.com
  • on Freecycle.org
  • on Facebook.com
  • on Nextdoor.com
  • on OfferUp.com
  • administrations in your neighborhood

 

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

 

Ability Tools – the California Assistive Technology Program

Ability tools is the Assistive Technology Program in California.

The goal of a state Assistive Technology Program is basically to get as many devices out into the community to help people lead normal lives.

Assistive Technology devices are pretty much synonymous with durable medical equipment, and home medical equipment.

Ability Tools accepts donations of gently used durable medical equipment.

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

Ability Tools also coordinates all the demonstration centers and device loan programs for assistive technology in California.

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

Ability Tools is partnered with a number of reuse programs across California, to list their available inventory on the Assistive Technology Exchange website, and also to distribute 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.

 

Donate used medical equipment to the reuse center working with Ability Tools in Sacramento

 

If you have equipment to donate, you can call the center below, and work out how to donate your equipment to them.

The center will post your equipment on the AT Exchange, and also look for people in need, in the 13 counties listed below, who can use your donation.

Easter Seals Superior California

 

Easter Seals Superior CA loans durable medical equipment to 13 counties – Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yubasuch – the loans are indefinite and free.

Items they loan out include –

  • commodes
  • shower seats
  • crutches
  • walkers
  • wheelchairs

To donate equipment to the Easter Seals Superior California, call the telephone number below.

Address:
3205 Hurley Way
Sacramento, CA 95864

Phone: 916 485 6711

Website: https://www.easterseals.com/superior-ca/

To see the locations and contacts of the other 6 sites across California, you can look on their website here.

 

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Donate used Medical equipment to Goodwill Stores in Sacramento, California

 

Goodwill stores are run by a nonprofit organization, and give employment to people with disabilities, who may not otherwise be able to get employment.

Not all Goodwill stores and donation locations accept home medical equipment, so you will need to call before take your medical equipment along.

Goodwill donation drop-off locations in Sacramento Valley

Goodwill runs 10 donation sites across the Sacramento Valley.
To locate a site near you in the Sacramento area, you can their locator here –

https://goodwillsv.org/donate-goods/?location

Donate used medical equipment to the Salvation Army in, Sacramento, California

 

The Salvation Army accepts donations of some used home medical equipment, so long as it is in good condition.

To donate your items, you go to the following page on their website, to find a drop-off location near to you – https://satruck.org/

It will 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, as they don’t take all items, and some don’t take any at all.

Donate used medical equipment to thrift stores in Sacramento, California

 

Deseret Industries Thrift Store

You can donate gently used medical equipment which is in working order.

Address:

3000 Auburn Blvd, Suite B

Sacramento, CA 95821

Phone: 916 482 1480

Website: https://www.1usedmedicalequipment.com/

 

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Upscale Thrift 

You can buy some gently used medical equipment which is in working order, such as –

  • canes
  • walkers
  • wheelchairs

Address:

2590 21st St

Sacramento, CA 95818

Phone: 916 272 2820

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UpscaleThrift2590/

 

Donating to Loan Closets which accept used medical equipment in the Sacramento area

Medical equipment loan closets are usually run by community volunteers and non-profit organizations. Very often your local Area Agency on Aging will know of any in your area.

In Sacramento, you have – 

 

AbleCloset 

The loan closet is for equipment for children with special needs and accepts equipment donations.

They accept items such as –

  • wheelchairs
  • standers

You can donate gently used medical equipment to AbleCloset.

The information on donating can be found on the website here.

Donations of equipment will need to be dropped it off at the warehouse at specific times and dates, which you will find on the website. You can use the link above to do so.

 

Address:

AbleCloset Equipemnt Warehouse

670 Enterprise Dr, Unit C,

Diamond Springs, CA 95050

Website: https://www.ablecloset.com/contact

 

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ALS Association Of Greater Sacramento Loan Closet

The ALS Association has a loan closet which is available to ALS patients only.

You can donate to the loan closet items such as –

  • walkers
  • electric wheelchairs
  • manual wheelchairs
  • voice amplification devices

 

To donate equipment, give them a call on –

Phone: 916 979 9265

 

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American Lutheran Church Medical Equipment Closet

American Lutheran Church

1114 College St,

Woodland, CA 95695

Phone: 530 662 6338

 

The closet loans home medical equipment for free, upon request.

You can donate items such as –

  • walkers
  • canes
  • crutches
  • bedside commodes
  • shower benches

 

To donate equipment, just give them a call on the number above.

 

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Davis Senior Center Medical Equipment Closet

646 A St,

Davis, CA 95616

Phone: 530 757 5696

The medical equipment loan closet is for adults in need, and you are not obliged to be a Davis resident.

You can donate items such as –

  • manual wheelchairs
  • walkers
  • canes
  • bedside commodes
  • toilet seat risers

To donate, give them a call on the number above and arrange a drop-off.

 

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Parkinson’s Association Sacramento Loan Closet

Phone: 916 489 0026

The loan closet is for Parkinson’s Assoc. members only.

You can donate –

  • wheelchairs
  • scooters
  • hospital beds
  • shower equipment

Give the association a call on the number above, if you wish to donate your equipment to them.

 

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St. Paul Catholic Church Medical Equipment Loan Program

8720 Florin Rd,

Sacramento, CA 95828

Phone: 916 381 5200

 

The following types of medical equipment are accepted –

  • wheelchairs
  • walkers
  • crutches
  • canes
  • bedside commodes
  • shower equipment

To donate your items, give the loan closet admins a call on the number above.

 

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Winters Community Center Medical Equipment Loan Closet

201 Railroad Ave,

Winters, CA 95694

Phone: 530 795 4824

 

The Winters Community Center medical equipment loan closet is available to adults in need.

The following types of medical equipment are accepted –

  • wheelchairs
  • walkers
  • toilet seat risers
  • canes
  • bedside commodes

To donate your items, give them a call on the number above.

 

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Donating used medical equipment to Senior Centers in the Sacramento area

You may want to see if a senior center near you has a loan closet for its members, needs equipment in the center to assist its members while they are at the center, or simply knows of elderly members who need equipment but cannot afford it.

A Warren McClaskey Adult Center
5241 J, Sacramento
916 277 6625
ACC Park City
7375 Park City Drive, Sacramento
916 393 9026
Belle Cooledge Community Center
5699 South Land Park Drive, Sacramento
916 808 5610
Broadway Senior Center
5200 Broadway, Sacramento
916 465 4731
Cathedral Neighborhood Senior Center
711 J Street, Sacramento
916 442 9014
Citrus Heights Unity Center
7635 Auburn Blvd., Citrus Heights
916 721 0682
City of Rocklin Sunset Center
2650 Sunset Avenue, Rocklin
916 625 5200
Coloma Community Center
4623 T Street, Sacramento
916 277 6060
Cordova Senior Center
3780 Routier Road, Sacramento
916 366 3133
Elk Grove Senior Center
8830 Sharkey Avenue, Elk Grove
916 685 3160
Ethel MacLeod Hart Senior Center
915 27th Street, Sacramento
916 264 5462
Folsom Community Center
52 Natoma Street, Folsom
916 985 3641
Forrest Palms Senior Center
1825 El Monte Avenue, Sacramento
916 925 5673
Fruitridge Community Center
4000 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento
916 422 7610
Galt Senior Center
610 Chabolla Avenue, Galt
209 366 7180
George Sim Community Center
6207 Logan Street, Sacramento
916 382 3761
Joe Mims Jr. Hagginwood Community Center
3271 Marysville Blvd., Sacramento
916 566 6439
Hellenic Senior Center
7847 Rush River Drive, Sacramento
916 427 5444
Johnston Community Center
231 Eleanor Avenue, Sacramento
916 566 6442
La Sierra Community Center
5325 Engle Road, Suite 100, Carmichael
916 483 7826
Mission Oaks Senior Center
4701 Gibbons Drive, Carmichael
916 972 0336
North Highlands Community Center
6040 Watt Avenue, North Highlands
916 332 7440
Oak Park Community Center
3425 M. L. K. Blvd., Sacramento
916 991 5929
Rizal Community Center
7320 Florin Mall Drive, Sacramento
916 395 0601
Robertson Community Center
525 Norwood Avenue, Sacramento
916 566 6419
Samuel C. Pannell Meadowview Community Center
2450 Meadowview Road, Sacramento
916 433 6680
Senior L.I.F.E. Center
6414 Brace Road, Loomis
916 660 0543

Donating used medical equipment to Veteran Centers in the Sacramento area

 

If you wish to donate your used home medical equipment to a veteran, you can usually find out about Veterans in need from The VA Services.

 

County of Sacramento: Veterans Services Office

3970 Research Drive,

Sacramento,

CA 95838

Phone: 916 874 6811

 

Sacramento Vet Center

1111Howe Avenue, Ste 390

Sacramento,

CA 95825-8541

Phone: 916 566 7430

Citrus Heights Vet Center

5650 Sunrise Blvd, Ste 150

Citrus Heights,

CA 95610

Phone: 916 535 0420

 

Concord Vet Center

1333 Willow Pass Rd, Ste 106

Concord,

CA 94520-7931

Phone: 925 680 4526

 

McClellan VA Clinic

5342 Dudley Boulevard

Building 88

McClellan Park, CA 95652-1012

Phone: 916 561 7400

Sacramento VA Medical Center

10535 Hospital Way

Mather, CA 95655-4200

Phone: 916 843 7000

 

Sierra Foothills VA Clinic

11985 Heritage Oaks Place, Ste 100

Auburn,

CA 95603-2413

Phone: 530 889 0872

 

Fairfield VA Clinic

103 Bodin Circle

Building 778,

Travis AFB,

CA 94535-1801

Phone: 707 437 1800

Yuba City VA Clinic

425 Plumas Boulevard,

Yuba City,

CA 95991-5074

Phone: 530 751 4500

 

Stockton VA Clinic

7777 South Freedom Road

French Camp,

CA 95231-9694

Phone: 209 946 3400

 

Howe Road VA Clinic

2860 Howe Road,

Martinez, CA 94553-4000

Phone: 925 372 2665

 

Martinez VA Medical Center

150 Muir Road,

Martinez,

CA 94553-4668

Phone: 925 372 2000

Donate used medical equipment in Sacramento near me, online

 

A simple way to donate equipment close to home, is using online listings, and certain social media platforms.

On all the sites and apps I will be listing, you can use the tools to donate to people who live within areas that you select.

I would suggest, that if your item is not in good working order, I wouldn’t give it away on a listing. You would do better to give it to a local refurbishment center, which can either fix it, or use it for spare parts.

A few points need to be made about pick-ups of items, when you are using online listings –

1)  I wouldn’t have people come to pick up items at your home, especially if you are caring for an elderly, vulnerable person.

Good places for a handing over your donation are public places – at a coffee shop, a mall, or somewhere else local.

2) Take another person with you to the drop-off meeting, to hand over the item, if you think you are at all vulnerable.

3) Consider creating a throwaway email address for online listing sites, as you don’t want your regular private email to get inundated with spam, which can happen.

4) Do be clear that the item you are giving away is done so “as is”, and that it comes with no guarantees, and that you accept no responsibility for any breakage or accidents when the new owner uses it – I would note this in your initial listing.

The following sites all let you donate used home medical equipment –

 

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

Donate used medical equipment in Sacramento, on Craigslist

 

The online listing website Craigslist.com allows anyone to list an item for sale, or for free, or to buy and accept items.

You do not need to become a member, or open an account, to create a listing for your item.

You are able to select the area in which your listing can be seen, and make it as local as you wish.

In addition to listing items for sale and free, there is also a garage or yard sale section, which may be of interest as well.

I have a quick illustrated guide on donating used home medical equipment on Craigslist.com here – “How To Donate Used Medical Equipment Near Me On Craigslist ? An Illustrated Guide”

Screenshot of Craigslist listings page

Screenshot example of a  Craigslist garage sale page

Donate used medical equipment in Sacramento, on UsedHME.com

 

Used Home Medical Equipment is a classified listing website, on which you can buy, sell and donate items of used home medical equipment.

The site is dedicated to used home medical equipment, which makes it easy to find equipment, and avoids wading through a lot of listings of all kinds of different items which have nothing to do with what you are looking for.

The service works by zip code, and you have the tools to set the area in which your listing is seen.

The website admins will have no part in any transactions – all dealings are between the two parties involved.

I have written a quick illustrated guide on donating used home medical equipment on UsedHME.com, here – “How To Donate Used Medical Equipment Near Me On UsedHME ? An illustrated Guide”

Screenshot of UsedHME.com’s equipment categories page

Donate used medical equipment in Sacramento, on Freecycle.org

 

Freecycle.org is a platform of groups of people living in roughly the same areas, gifting items to one another, to stop still usable items from going into landfill.

You will need to join, to be able to then ask to join groups to offer your items, but it is free and simple enough to do.

Before you join, you can check the groups in your area, and take a look at the other stuff that people are offering.

Once you have posted an item, be sure that the person receiving your item understands that there is no guarantee for the condition of your item, and that you accept no responsibility if there is a problem afterwards, they are accepting it “as is”.

I have a quick, illustrated article on how to donate used home medical equipment near you on Freecycle.org, here – “How To Donate Used Medical Equipment Near Me on Freecycle.org ? A Very Quick Illustrated Guide”

Screenshot of Freecyle.org page

Donate used medical equipment in Sacramento, on Facebook

 

With a Facebook account, you have two options to buy, sell or offer items for free –

  • join local “buy and sell” groups
  • place listed ads on the Facebook Marketplace

For those who don’t have a Facebook account, you can join for free.

As with all social media platforms be careful in your dealings with strangers, making it clear, that donated items come “as is”, without any guarantees, and that you cannot be held responsible for any accidents or breakages using the item.

My quick illustrated guide on how to donate used home medical equipment on Facebook, is here – “How To Donate Used Medical Equipment Near Me On Facebook ? An Illustrated Guide”

Screenshot of Facebook Marketplace page

Donate used medical equipment in Sacramento, on Nextdoor.com

 

Nextdoor.com is a local community online platform, where you can buy, sell and giveaway stuff.

Everything is on your neighborhood level, so it is a great place to buy, sell or give away free items, to those living very close to you.

You have to be a member to do this, but it is free.

When you join, Nextdoor uses your address to put you in the right neighborhood, so it is a little more difficult than on other sites for fake identities.

Be sure to specify that your donation is used, and comes with no guarantees, and that you accept no responsibility for any future breakages or accidents with the item – it comes “as is”.

I have a quick illustrated guide on how to donate used home medical equipment on Nextdoor.com, here –  “How To Donate Used Medical Equipment Near Me On Nextdoor ? An Illustrated Guide”

Screenshot of Nextdoor.com “All Listings” page

Donate used medical equipment in Sacramento, on OfferUp

 

You can use OfferUp, a “mobile first” platform, to sell and buy, and donate used goods – it is though present on desktop.

It was designed to make it very quick to use.

To start you download the free app to your mobile.

You can use it on desktop, and to do so you just go to offerup.com and then join etc.

You keep your listing as local using the tools provided on the platform, and restricting it to pickups only.

I haven’t written an article on how to post a donation on OfferUp, because this very good video on the subject below, explains it all.

Organizations who may know where to donate used medical equipment near me in Sacramento

 

The following places and organizations, if you have one in your neighborhood, should know of local groups or administrations which are in need of donations of used home medical equipment –

 

  • Your local Area Agency on Aging
  • Social Services Department
  • Local church communities
  • Local town hall or chamber of commerce
  • Local hospitals
  • Emergency rooms
  • Private clinics
  • Lions Clubs
  • Rotary Clubs
  • Faith based organizations

 

I have listed some groups and organizations in Sacramento below.

Area Agency on Aging in Sacramento

 

The agency in Sacramento is –

Agency On Aging Area 4

 

Address:

1401 El Camino Ave, 4th Fl,

Sacramento,

CA 95815

Phone: 916 486 1876

Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance

 

You will be able to get more information on where you can make donations of used medical equipment.

You can use the contact information below.

Address:

2700 Fulton Ave,

Sacramento,

CA 95821

Phone: 408 755 7600

 

Sacramento County Health and Social Services website – https://www.saccounty.gov/live-visit/Pages/HealthSocialServices.aspx

Lions Clubs

 

The Lions Clubs run a lot of charitable programs, and I have found many running community loan closets for used, and new, durable medical equipment.

They have a club locator tool, which will help you find clubs near you, where you can inquire about clubs in your area with a medical equipment loan closet.

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

 

Rotary Clubs

 

Many Rotary Clubs runs different charitable programs, and some may run medical loan closets.

To locate a club near you, so that you can ask if there is a club in your area running a medical equipment loan closet, you can use the Rotary club locator tool.

You can check my short illustrated guide on how to very quickly locate a Rotary Club near you, here.

The Catholic Charities diocese of Sacramento

The Catholic Charities run and provide a wide range of services and programs to help individuals in need.

The organization have housing, food and health programs, and should know of loan closets and also individuals who are in need of help.

You can contact them and find out if they know where you can donate your equipment.

Their website is here –

https://www.scd.org/catholic-charities-and-social-concerns/catholic-charities

 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Sacramento

 

The Society runs a number of programs helping those in need.

You can contact them to get more ideas for donating your used medical equipment, even if they can’t take it, they will often have ideas of who will.

Their website is here –

https://www.svdp-sacramento.org/

Address:

P.O. Box 162487,

Sacramento,

CA 95816-2487

Phone: 916 972 1212

Lutheran Social Services – Northern California

 

Lutheran Social Services have programs supporting individuals in need.

You can contact them and ask if they have any seniors in the program in need of a donation of gently used medical equipment.

Their website is here – https://www.lssnorcal.org/

Their address –

Lutheran Social Services Sacramento

4390 47th Ave,

Sacramento, CA 95824

Phone: 916 453 2900

 

The Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region

 

Quite a number of programs are run for older adults by the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region, and you can see those here on their website

You can call and ask if anyone has need of the particular equipment that you wish to donate.

Phone: 916 486 0906

Address:

2130 21st St,

Sacramento,

CA 95818

Tax deductions on donations

 

If you make a donation to a registered charity (this includes non-profit organizations), keep the receipts to get a tax deduction.

The IRS will require a receipt from a registered charity for the item.

 

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