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Where To Donate Used Medical Equipment in San Diego

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If you want to donate used medical equipment in San Diego, I’ve made a list of all the organizations, and their locations, to which you can donate.

You can donate medical equipment in San Diego to –

 

  • the state Assistive Technology Program
  • reuse centers
  • recycling centers
  • loan closets and lending libraries for medical equipment
  • private nonprofits helping the disabled in their communities
  • Salvation army stores
  • Rotary Clubs
  • humanitarian organizations
  • nursing homes
  • veteran centers
  • senior centers
  • on craigslist
  • on usedHME
  • on Facebook
  • on Freecycle
  • on Nextdoor

California Assistive Technology Program

 

Ability Tools – the California Assistive Technology Program

Ability tools is a great option for donating medical equipment if you use their online equipment exchange.

Ability Tools has an online Assistive Technology Exchange where you can post AT devices, including durable medical equipment, for donation, or for sale – it’s free, and any state resident can sign up.

The Assistive Technology Exchange website can be found by going to – http://abilitytools.org/services/at-exchange-transition.php

Ability Tools is partnered with reuse programs who post their available inventory on the Assistive Technology Exchange website as well as private individuals.

Some Reuse Programs are part of a coalition known as the California Assistive Technology Reuse Coalition.

You can find the demonstration centers and lending libraries for devices on the Ability Tools website here.
 

Reuse centers in and near San Diego

 

UCP of San Diego County

UCP – United Cerebral Palsy – recycles gently used durable medical equipment to those in need of this equipment for free.

You can donate durable medical equipment to the UCP.

 

The equipment you can donate includes –

 

  • wheelchairs
  • walkers
  • scooters
  • strollers
  • canes
  • standers
  • bath chairs
  • gait trainers

 

If you would like to donate equipment, call the UCP on 858 571 7803 ext. 115

Website: https://www.ucpsd.org/programs/equipment_recycling.html

 

Physical Therapy For All

 

The majority of the organization’s rehabilitation equipment is donated to nonprofit organizations in Orange County and San Diego County.

Much of this equipment is reused and passed along free of charge to people without the financial resources to buy it themselves.

You can donate items such as –

  • wheelchairs
  • crutches
  • canes
  • walkers
  • braces

 

You can make inquiries on the phone number below, or on their website.

Address:
31022 Via Mirador,
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Phone: 949 735 9955

Website: https://www.ptforall.org

 

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Goodwill Stores, which accept donations of used medical equipment in San Diego

 

Goodwill San Diego County has 49 locations in and around San Diego where you can donate items for their thrift stores.

Not all take used medical equipment, so do call first rather than just turning up.

You can go to their locator tool to find stores with donation points here.

Just click on the location you want, and you will get the store information.
 

Salvation Army donation drop-off locations in San Diego

 
The Salvation Army, accepts donations including some home medical equipment, but only so long as it is in good condition.

To donate home medical equipment you will want to go to this page on their website  – https://satruck.org/

Below is a screenshot of that page.
 

 

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

 

 

All you have to do is to pick a site from the map, or the list, and contact them about dropping your donation off.

 

Other organizations and thrift stores which accept donations of equipment in the San Diego Area

Amvets Thrift Stores

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

 

On the store’s Facebook page, you can see for sale –

 

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

 

Here is the Facebook page  –

https://www.facebook.com/TeamAmvetsHilltop/

Address: 

Amvets Thrift Store

999 Cardiff St,

San Diego, CA 92114

Phone: 619 651 1650

 

Team Amvets Thrift Store

3441 Sutherland St #2031,

San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: 619 297 4213

DAV Thrift Stores

D.A.V.  is a nonprofit organization which runs 4 thrift stores raising money to help support disabled American veterans.

 

D.A.V. accepts donations of –

 

  • wheelchairs
  • walkers
  • shower chairs
  • commodes
  • hospital beds
  • canes
  • transport bench
  • crutches

 

Website: https://www.davveteransthriftstores.com/

Phone: 800 894 2486

 

Addresses –

Spring Valley

1049 Elkelton Blvd,

Spring Valley, CA 91977

Chula Vista

L Street & Broadway E of I-5 881 Broadway,

Chula Vista, CA 91911

 

El Cajon

1130 E Main St,

El Cajon, CA 92021

 

Oceanside

Cassidy Street West of I-5 1624,

South Coast Hwy,

Oceanside, CA 92054

 

 

Deseret Industries Thrift Store

Deseret Industries thrift stores accept donations of “gently used” and clean home medical equipment.

Address:

1773 Broadway,

Chula Vista, CA 991911

Phone: 619 423 2317

 

Father Joe’s Villages

Father Joe’s Villages have a list of what not to donate, and used medical equipment is not on it, so I think it is safe to say that they accept used medical equipment.

There are 3 stores/donation centers plus a daily auction/donation center –

Daily Auctions and donation center –

815 33rd St,

San Diego, CA 92102

 

Imperial Beach –

Thrift Store and Donation Center

1555 Palm Ave, Suite F

San Diego, CA 92154

 

El Cajon –

Thrift Store and Donation Center

2325 Fletcher Parkway,

El Cajon, CA 92020

 

Hillcrest –

Thrift Store and Donation Center

1457 University Ave,

San Diego, CA 92103

 

Website: https://my.neighbor.org/take-action/donate-goods/

Greater Christ Temple Apostolic Church International Ministries Thrift Store

You will need to call to find out what equipment they accept.

Their website is here – https://www.christtemplesdchurch.org/home

Address:

309 Prescott Avenue,

El Cajon,

CA 92020

Phone: 619 937 0197

Mission Outreach Thrift Store

You can donate used medical equipment which is gently used and clean.

 

You can donate includes items such as –

 

  • canes
  • crutches
  • walkers

 

Address:

3186 Adams Ave,

San Diego, CA 92116

Phone: 619 528 0026

Loan closets which accept donations of medical equipment in San Diego

 

Cecily’s Closet – San Diego

“Cecily’s Closet” partners with The UCP organization of San Diego to make used medical equipment available to those who need it.

The following passage is from the Cecily’s Closet website –

“Cecily’s Closet encourages parents to make donated equipment available to families in need directly through the Cecily’s Closet website. The process is simple:

1) Send us a picture and a description of your item to info@cecilyscloset.org or post directly to the Cecily’s Closet page on Facebook.

2) Cecily’s Closet will post the item to FaceBook.

3) Once we find an interested party we ask the interested party to pick it up directly from the donor.  This enables us to scale and recycle more equipment! “

Websitehttps://www.cecilyscloset.org/equipment-recycling.html
 

Ramona Food & Clothes Closet

Here is the website page for the loan closet – https://www.foodandclothescloset.org/medical-equipment-loan-program/

 

The loan closet is part of the thrift store they own.

 

Address:

773 Main Street,

Ramona, CA 92065

Phone: 760 789 4458

 

The types of equipment that you can donate –

Knee braces

ankle braces

wrist braces

Post-Op shoes

Crutches

compression socks

neck braces

back braces

boot braces

elbow braces

canes

shower chairs

wheelchairs

walkers

handicap toilets

Nursing homes in the San Diego area

 

Nursing home always need medical equipment, and will often accept gently used medical equipment – if they don’t it is probably because they have to have strict rules about sanitizing used equipment, and they may not be able to do that themselves.

San Diego
Abby Gardens Healthcare Center
8060 Frost St, San Diego, CA 92123
858 278 4750
Arroyo Vista Nursing Center
3022 45th St, San Diego, CA 92105
619 283 5855
Award Manor
1966 Paradise St, San Diego, CA 92114
619 263 9075
Balboa Nursing & Rehab Center
3520 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
619 291 5270
Broadway Home
2445 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92102
619 232 7406
Calle De Vida Rcfe
4745 Calle De Vida, San Diego, CA 92124
858 569 0737
Carmel Mountain Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
11895 Avenue of Industry, San Diego, CA 92128
858 673 0101
Casa de las Campanas-San Diego
18655 W Bernardo Dr, San Diego, CA 92127
858 592 1870
Dunn’s Rest Haven
5217 Castana St, San Diego, CA 92114
619 263 4661
GCWF Retirement Trust B
450 A St, San Diego, CA 92101
619 234 2855
Golden Hill Subacute and Rehabilitation Center
1201 34th St, San Diego, CA 92102
619 232 2946
Hillcrest Heights Healthcare Center
4033 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 9210
619 297 4086
Interim HealthCare The Gift of Hospice
5625 Ruffin Rd Suite 110, San Diego, CA 92123
858 737 7482
Jacob Healthcare Center
4075 54th St, San Diego, CA 92105
619 582 5168
Kearny Mesa Convalescent and Nursing Home
7675 Family Cir, San Diego, CA 92111
858 278 8121
Mission Hills Post Acute Care
3680 Reynard Way, San Diego, CA 92103
619 297 4484
Mission Homes
2996 Mission Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92123
858 569 8867
Premier Care, Inc.
2921 Murat St,San Diego, CA 92117
619 723 5933
The Remington Club
16925 Hierba Dr, San Diego, CA 92128
858 673 6340
St. Paul’s Manor
2635 2nd Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
619 239 2097
St. Paul’s Senior Day Program
328 Maple St,San Diego, CA 92103
619 239 6900
St. Paul’s Senior Services Nursing and Rehabilitation
235 Nutmeg St, San Diego, CA 92103
619 239 8687
Summer House at Wesley Palms
2404 Loring St, San Diego, CA 92109
858 274 4110
The Pavilion at Ocean Point
3202 Duke St, San Diego, CA 92110
619 224 4141
The Shores Post-Acute
2828 Meadow Lark Dr, San Diego, CA 92123
858 277 6460
University Care Center
5602 University Ave,San Diego, CA 92105
619 583 1993
Vi at La Jolla Village
8515 Costa Verde Blvd, San Diego, CA 92122
888 674 4036
Villa Rancho Bernardo Care Center
15720 Bernardo Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92127
858 672 3900
Wesley Palms San Diego Retirement Community
2404 Loring St, San Diego, CA 92109
858 274 4110
Chula Vista
Birch Patrick Convalescent Center
751 Medical Center Ct, Chula Vista, CA 91911
619 502 3540
Fredericka Manor Care Center
111 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910
619 427 2777
Fredericka Manor Retirement Community in Chula Vista
183 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910
800 310 4696
South Bay Post Acute Care
553 F St, Chula Vista, CA 91910
619 426 8611
Coronado
Villa Coronado Skilled Nursing Facility
233 Prospect Pl, Coronado, CA 92118
619 522 3900
El Cajon
Cottonwood Canyon Healthcare Center
1391 E Madison Ave, El Cajon, CA 92021
619 444 1107
Magnolia Post Acute Care
635 S Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020
619 442 8826
Parkside Health and Wellness Center
444 W Lexington Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020
619 442 7744
San Diego Post-Acute Center
1201 S Orange Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020
619 441 1988
Somerset Subacute and Care
151 Claydelle Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020
619 442 0245
Villa Las Palmas Healthcare Center
622 S Anza St, El Cajon, CA 92020
619 442 0544
Encinitas
Aviara Healthcare Center
944 Regal Rd, Encinitas, CA 92024
760 944 0331
San Diego Hebrew Homes
211 Saxony Rd, Encinitas, CA 92024
760 632 0081
Escondido
Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital
1025 W 2nd Ave, Escondido, CA 92025
760 745 1842
La Jolla
The Cove at La Jolla
7160 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
858 459 4361
La Jolla Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
2552 Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037
858 453 5810
The Springs at Pacific Regent La Jolla
3884 Nobel Dr, San Diego, CA 92122
858 625 8700
La Mesa
Arbor Hills Nursing Center
7800 Parkway Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942
619 460 2330
Community Care Center
8665 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942
619 465 0702
Country Manor La Mesa Healthcare Center
5696 Lake Murray Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942
619 460 7871
Grossmont Post Acute Care
8787 Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942
619 460 4444
La Mesa Healthcare Center
3780 Massachusetts Ave, La Mesa, CA 91941
619 465 1313
Parkway Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation
7760 Parkway Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942
619 469 0124
National City
Caluya’s Residential Care
2835 E Plaza Blvd, National City, CA 91950
619 479 8122
Castle Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
541 S V Ave, National City, CA 91950
619 791 7900
Friendship Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
902 Euclid Ave, National City, CA 91950
619 791 7700
Paradise Village Retirement Community
2700 E 4th St, National City, CA 91950
619 639 9862
Paradise Valley Manor and Health Care Center
2575 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950
619 470 6700
Windsor Gardens Convalescent Center
220 E 24th St, National City, CA 91950
619 474 6741
Poway
Boulder Creek Post Acute
12696 Monte Vista Rd, Poway, CA 92064
858 487 6242
Poway Healthcare Center
15632 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064
858 485 5153
Santee
Edgemoor Hospital
655 Park Center Dr, Santee, CA 92071
619 596 5500
Stanford Court Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center
8778 Cuyamaca St, Santee, CA 92071
619 449 5555
Spring Valley
Amaya Springs Health Care Center
8625 Lamar St, Spring Valley, CA 91977
619 461 3222
Covenant Living at Mount Miguel
325 Kempton St, Spring Valley, CA 91977
619 552 2063

Senior Centers in the San Diego area

 

Below is a list of the senior centers in the San Diego area, many of these may have their own loan closets and accept gently used medical equipment.

San Diego
Cathy Hopper Clairemont Friendship Center
4425 Bannock Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
858 483 4007
ComForCare Home Care (North San Diego)
9747 Businesspark Ave Suite 227, San Diego, CA 92131
858 247 1005
Ed Brown Senior Center at Rancho Bernardo
18402 W Bernardo Dr, San Diego, CA 92127
858 487 9324
Fourth District Seniors Resource Center
570 S 65th St, San Diego, CA 92114
619 266 2066
Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center
1525 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
619 235 6572
Mira Mesa Senior Center
8460 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92126
858 860 5355
George L. Stevens Senior Center
570 S 65th St, San Diego, CA 92114
619 266 2066
Korean American Senior Association
6709 Convoy Ct, San Diego, CA 92111
858 573 0477
Live Well San Diego
4425 Bannock Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
858 483 5100
Memorial Senior Center
610 S 30th St, San Diego, CA 92113
619 235 1141
Mira Mesa Senior Center
8460 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92126
858 860 5355
Neighborhood House Senior Center
795 S Boundary St, San Diego, CA 92113
619 263 2108
Paradise Senior Center
1880 Logan Ave, San Diego, CA 92113
619 235 1148
Peninsula Shepherd Center
1475 Catalina Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107
619 223 1640
Samahan Senior Center
2626 Market St, San Diego, CA 92102
619 234 1360
San Diego City-Senior Services
125 E Park Ave, San Ysidro, CA 92173
619 424 0468
San Diego Senior Directory
11579 Poblado Rd, San Diego, CA 92127
858 492 7377
San Diego Square
1055 Ninth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
619 239 2073
San Ysidro Seniors Center
125 E Park Ave, San Diego, CA 92173
619 424 0468
Senior Care West Coast Regional
1550 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108
619 291 0182
Silver Stature
3401 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
760 536 8754
St. Paul’s Senior Day Program
328 Maple St, San Diego, CA 92103
619 239 6900
University City Senior Center
9001 Towne Centre Dr, San Diego, CA 92122
858 550 5998
Chula Vista
Norman Park Senior Center
270 F St, Chula Vista, CA 91910
619 409 1930
Encinitas
Encinitas Senior Center
1140 Oakcrest Park Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024
760 943 2250
Escondido
Park Avenue Community Center
210 E Park Ave, Escondido, CA 92025
760 839 4688
La Jolla
Florence Riford Senior Center
6811 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037
858 459 0831
National City
Norman Park Senior Center
270 F St, Chula Vista, CA 91910
619 409 1930
Rancho Santa Fe
Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center
16780 La Gracia, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
858 756 3041
San Marcos
San Marcos Project Care
111 Richmar Ave, San Marcos, CA 92069
760 744 0467
San Marcos Senior Activity Center
111 Richmar Ave, San Marcos, CA 92069
760 744 5535
The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing
131 Richmar Ave, San Marcos, CA 92069
844 654 4636
Vista
Gloria McClellan Senior Center
1400 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, CA 92084
760 643 5288

Veteran Centers in San Diego

 

Rather than visiting, just give them a call and see if they accept donations of medical equipment.
 

San Diego Vet Center, San Diego
2790 Thruxtun Rd, Suite 130, San Diego, CA 92106
858 642 1500
Veterans Village Of San Diego
4141 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92110
619 393 2000
Veterans Home of CA Chula Vista
700 E Naples Ct, Chula Vista, CA 91911
619 482 6010

Donating used medical equipment in San Diego near me, online

 

Donating used home medical equipment online is an easy way to do it very close to home.

You can post a listing for very local areas, making it easy to meet somewhere close to you to pass on the item.

A couple of points about passing on equipment need to be made when you are using online listings –

1) It is not a good idea, in general, to hand the item over at your home.

Especially if you are the caregiver to an elderly, vulnerable person.

It is a good idea to arrange the pickup at a coffee shop, a mall or somewhere else in public, as you have no idea who may be picking the item up, and the person may have other motives, so just be careful.

2) Especially for women, it is a good idea to have another person accompany you to the drop-off meeting to hand your item.

3) Create a throwaway email address for the online posting if you are using Craigslist, as the email can easily become inundated with spam, and you don’t want to have this happen to your regular private email.

 

Popular websites where you can donate medical equipment –

 

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

 

Do be clear in the description of your item in any listing, that the item you are donating is given “as is”, and that you accept no responsibility for any breakage or accidents when the new owner uses it.

Don’t donate items which are in poor condition, they would be better going to a refurbishing center where they can either fix it, or use it for spare parts.

Donate used medical equipment in San Diego near me, on Craigslist

 

Craigslist.com is an online listing open to everyone, to list an item for sale or for free, or to buy and accept items.

Creating a listing is simple, and you do not have to join anything.

The area in which your listing can be seen can be easily refined, and you can select areas around your neighborhood to advertise, restricting where your listing can be seen it to certain neighborhoods in larger cities.

Craigslist is not a social media platform, and as anyone can use it, so be a little careful about giving out personal  information, as there are a lot of creeps out there – users of Craigslist do not have a profile that you can look at, like they will have on Facebook or some other sites, and you cannot check out who the person is you are meeting.

The site has a huge number of listings and is all over the world.

Craigslist also has a garage or yard sale section, where you can see what is going to be at the sales, by checking out the photographs that are posted. I know this is not really related to donating your equipment, but it is very useful if you want to get more stuff, or just go and drop the equipment off at a garage sale for them to sell.

 

You can find my 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 San Diego near me, on Freecycle.org

 

Freecycle.org is another good platform for those who want to give a new home to their no longer needed home medical equipment.

Freecycle.org says of itself –

“The Freecycle Network (TFN, or Freecycle) is a private, nonprofit organization registered in Arizona ….. TFN coordinates a worldwide network of “gifting” groups to divert reusable goods from landfills.”

From Wikepedia.org.

The Freecycle network is the product of a shared philosophy of gifting and reusing to protect the environment.

To be able to offer your items,  you do have to join groups, but it is free and simple enough to do.

You are able to check your area for groups before you join, and to take a look at what people in the group are offering and requesting.

Once you find a group in your area, you can join the group, and then gift whatever you would like, keeping it in circulation for others to reuse.

As with the other sites, you should really only give away equipment which is safe to use and in working order.

Do make sure that you make it clear in the item description that you are offering the item “as is”, and that you accept no responsibility if there is a problem afterwards, and that there is no guarantee for the item.

You can find my 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 San Diego near me, on UsedHME.com

 

Used Home Medical Equipment is another online “free listing service where people can, buy, sell or donate” used home medical equipment, but it is different, in that it is dedicated to these products alone, so it makes it simpler to find what you need.

The service works by zip code, so that those in your zip code will be shown your listing.

You also have the option of adding more zip codes around you, to broaden the area of the search, if you want to.

If you choose to donate your item on usedhme.com, don’t give out your main private email, it’s better to create a throwaway email for this so if it gets spam emails you can just delete it.

The listings have a lot of free equipment, and it is a great way to help people who cannot afford to buy brand-new home medical equipment.

If your item is not in good working order, or unsafe, a better option is to donate it to a local refurbishment center where there are technicians who can either fix it, or use it for spare parts.

The transactions conducted on this site are between the person offering the items and the person who wants the item, and the website does not come in between the two.

You can find my 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 San Diego near me, on Facebook

 

If you have a Facebook account, you’ll have two options for donating used medical equipment

  • join local “buy and sell” groups
  • post listings on the Facebook Marketplace

There are many categories of items sold, bought and donated in “buy and sell” groups, and on the Facebook Marketplace.

And don’t worry if you don’t have a Facebook account, you can join for free.

Don’t give away equipment which is in bad condition, unless it is for spares.

Do be careful in your dealings with strangers, and do make it clear in your descriptions on your listings of donated items, that the equipment is donated “as is”. That it comes with no guarantees, and that you cannot be held responsible if the new owner has an accident using the item, or if it breaks.

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

Screenshot of Facebook Marketplace page

Donate used medical equipment in San Diego near me, on Nextdoor.com

 

Nextdoor.com is an online platform for you to connect with your local community – your neighbors.

And where amongst many other things you can buy, sell and giveaway stuff.

It connects people with others in the surrounding neighborhoods, so it is a great place to buy, sell or give away free items, very locally.

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

When you join Nextdoor, the platform uses your address to connect you with others with addresses around you, making it more difficult than on some other sites for people using fake identities.

Even so, do not be lulled into a false sense of security, there are still scammers and fraudsters, and just because someone lives nearby, does not mean they won’t scam you.

As with all of these online platforms, don’t give away equipment which is not structurally sound.

In your product description on your listing, specify that the item is used, that the item comes with no guarantees, and that you accept no responsibility for any mishaps or breakages with that item – it is offered “as is”.

You can find my 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 San Diego near me, on OfferUp

 

OfferUp is a “mobile first” platform, for selling and buying used goods – you can also use it on desktop.

It is very quick to use, but you have downloaded the free app to your mobile.

Setting the area that you want your listing to be shown in, and  items to pick-ups only, will keep it all in your local area.

Offerup bought the app Letgo and combined the services.

I have not written an article on OfferUp, as there is a very good video on this, which you can see below.

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

 

The following institutions and administrations should know where you can donate durable medical equipment –

 

  • Your local Area Agency on Aging
  • Social services office
  • Local church communities
  • Local town hall or chamber of commerce
  • Local hospitals
  • Emergency rooms
  • Private clinics
  • Faith based charities

Area Agencies on Aging

 

Area Agencies on Aging are  contracted to provide support to the elderly and their caregivers, to help them to remain independent.

This may include – instruction on healthy living, in home support and care, classes for caregivers, support with meals, dementia, and lots more.

Your agency will know about all the local nonprofits working with the elderly and the disabled, and who may welcome donations of used medical equipment

Aging and Independence Services is the region’s area agency on aging, and is under the umbrella of the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency.

The website is here – https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/ais/Services.html
 

San Diego County Social Services

 

Your county department of social services may also know where there are charities accepting donations of medical equipment.

The Department of Social Services in San Diego County is called the Health & Human Services Agency.

The webpage is on the San Diego County website here – https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa.html.

 

Lions Clubs

 

The Lions run many 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.

Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego

 

The Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego have a large range of services they provide for –

  • food distribution
  • food resource centers
  • seniors
  • immigrants
  • refugees
  • the homeless

The organization should be able to give you more information about other faith based charities to which you can donate used home medical equipment in the San Diego area, if they don’t want to accept it themselves.

You can contact them to get more information on their website here – https://ccdsd.org/
 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, San Diego

 

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, San Diego provides services to those in need –

 

  • food pantries
  • a thrift store which provides donations to the needy
  • information on government services

 

You can find out more information on their website here – https://svdp-sandiego.org/

Lutheran Social Services – Southern California

 

Lutheran Social Services have one specific program, they call Senior Companions, in San Diego County.

Senior Companions – Serves infirmed seniors in the community by pairing them with volunteer companions who can assist with errands and other household tasks, or simply provide conversation and friendship

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

The program is listed on their website page here – https://www.lsssc.org/what-we-do/social-services/

Their address –

 

Lutheran Social Services of Southern California

999 Town and Country Road, Ste 100

Orange, CA 92868

Phone: 714 685 1800

 

The Jewish Family Service of San Diego

Quite a number of programs are run for older adults by the Jewish Family Service of San Diego, and you can see those here on their website – https://www.jfssd.org/our-services/older-adults/

You can always contact them and ask if they have anyone on one of their programs who may need any particular equipment that you wish to donate.

Phone: 858 637 3210

 

Address:

Jewish Family Service of San Diego

Joan and Irwin Jacobs Campus

Turk Family Center,

8804 Balboa Ave,

Sand Diego, CA 92123

The Rock Church C.A.R.E.

The Rock Church program provides a number of services to individuals with cancer, and they may also know of persons who would benefit from gifts of certain types of durable medical equipment.

Their website page for the program is here  – https://www.sdrock.com/ministries/cancercare/

You need to contact them by email, and the form is on the page I have linked to above.

 

Presbyterian Urban Ministries – San Diego

The re are a number of programs they provide for low income  families and individuals, so they too will know of persons who may benefit from donations of durable medical equipment.

I am providing a Facebook page for them, as their website appears to have been hacked at present – https://www.facebook.com/www.pumsd.org/

You can call them at  – 619 232 2753

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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