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Where To Donate Used Medical Equipment In Texas: The Complete Guide

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If you have an item of used medical equipment to donate, and which is in reasonably good condition, you can change the life of someone who cannot afford to buy it brand new.

There are many places you can donate to in Texas, and I have put together a comprehensive guide of all the organizations that I can find, complete with addresses, phone numbers and drop off information.

 

Used medical equipment can be donated to any of the following places throughout Texas –

 

  • the Texas Technology Access Program
  • reuse centers
  • recycling centers
  • loan closets for durable medical equipment
  • private nonprofits helping the disabled in their communities
  • Goodwill stores
  • Salvation army stores
  • Rotary Clubs
  • nursing homes
  • veterans centers
  • humanitarian organizations
  • to private individuals on craigslist
  • to private individuals on usedHME
  • to private individuals on Freecycle

Assistive Technology Programs

 

Assistive Technology Programs are implemented to provide access to assistive technology equipment for individuals with disabilities, and also for the elderly, who can’t afford to pay high prices, or even to pay at all.

Most states have organized the programs so that there are nonprofits and community organizations who work in collaboration with the state AT Program to help increase its reach.

One of the main roles these nonprofit and community organizations often have, is to run reuse centers to recycle or refurbish medical equipment and AT devices.

Donating to the Texas Assistive Technology Program

 

The Texas state Assistive Technology Program is called TTAP – Texas Technology Access Program.

Texas Technology Access Program
Texas Center for Disability Studies
The University of Texas at Austin, L4000
Commons Learning Center, Suite 1.154
10100 Burnet Road
Austin, Texas 78758-4445

Websitehttps://ttap.disabilitystudies.utexas.edu/

As well as running  demonstration events, and coordinating the redistribution of used medical equipment and AT devices to those in need, TTAP works with reuse centers to help redistribute gently used equipment – to get more information about making a donation to TTAP you can call them on – 512 232 0740

The device loan service is for short term loans of AT devices and durable medical equipment, to people who need to try out a piece of equipment before buying it or being given it for free.

You can see the loan service here – https://myatprogram.org/home/48

Donating to medical equipment reuse programs in Texas

 

The following are organizations which refurbish and redistribute durable medical equipment for “reuse”, to those in need in Texas.

DME Exchange of Dallas

 

The DME Exchange of Dallas is a nonprofit organization which accepts donations of all types of durable medical equipment, which it fixes, refurbishes and sanitizes, before redistributing it.

Non-heavy items such as manual wheelchairs, ADL’s, canes, bedside commodes etc can all be dropped off Monday – Friday, 9am – 4 pm at  –

DME Exchange of Dallas

12015 Shiloh Rd, Suite 130

Dallas, TX 75228

Phone: 214 997 3639

Website: https://www.dfwdmeexchange.org/

For donations of heavier items such as power wheelchairs or scooters, you can call on the phone number above and schedule a pickup.

Any items that you donate will be refurbished and sanitized and then given to residents of Dallas County who are uninsured, or under-insured and who have a prescription for that piece of equipment from a physician.

 

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Sharing Life Outreach  Medical Equipment Exchange

 

Sharing Life Outreach

3544 E. Emporium Circle

Mesquite, TX 75150

Phone: 972 285 5819

 

Sharing Life Outreach has joined forces with Comfort Keepers to create a Medical Equipment Exchange for those in need in Mesquite.

The exchange only excepts donations of equipment in working condition.

You can donate items such as –

  • walkers
  • scooters
  • wheelchairs
  • bedside commodes
  • shower bench seats
  • knee scooters
  • hospital beds
  • braces
  • supplies

The website page for the Medical Equipment Exchange and donations is here – http://www.sharinglifeoutreach.org/medical-equipment-exchange.htm

 

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RSVP – Rehabilitation Services Volunteer Project

RSVP is a nonprofit organization run by volunteers, providing “physical rehabilitation services and equipment to uninsured individuals with disabilities” – taken directly from the about us page of their website – https://rsvptexas.org/about-us/

If you want to learn more about the services they provide, you can find that here – https://rsvptexas.org/services/

RSVP MED is the division which handles the recycling and distribution of durable medical equipment to individuals with disabilities who don’t have any other options for accessing DME.

The equipment you can donate is  –

  • manual wheelchairs
  • power wheelchairs
  • wheelchair cushions
  • wheelchair solid backs
  • patient lifts
  • bariatric shower chairs
  • shower chairs
  • drop arm commodes
  • canes
  • walkers
  • rollator walkers with seats
  • bathroom equipment
  • ADL equipment (activities of daily living – devices which help with tasks during the day)
  • hygiene wipes
  • adult incontinence briefs
  • underpads / chux

The donations page is here – https://rsvptexas.org/donate/

At the time of writing, RSVP is looking for new premises, so the only contact information is the following –

Phone: 855-825-RSVP (7787)
Fax: 855-825-8636
E-Mail: info@rsvptexas.org

 

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GoodWheelChairs.org

 

Goodwheelchairs.org is a nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas, which provides affordable low cost wheelchairs, power chairs, scooters and other mobility equipment to those who don’t have insurance, or can’t afford the deductibles.

Goodwheelchairs takes donations of gently used equipment, refurbishes it and sells it at low prices.

Goodwheelchairs

4209 Medical Pkwy

Austin, TX 78756

Phone: 512 420 8005

 

Website: http://goodwheelchairs.org

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Project Mend

Project MEND

111 Austin St,

San Antonio, TX 78208

Phone: 210 223 6363 ext. 3

 

Project MEND is a nonprofit reuse program based in San Antonio, Texas.

Project MEND  takes donations of mobility equipment and other durable medical equipment, sanitizes it, refurbishes it and then redistributes it.

 

The equipment that is most in demand is –

 

  • wheelchairs
  • rollators
  • bathtub transfer benches
  • power wheelchairs
  • hospital beds

They also give out a lot of

  • quad canes
  • hoyer lifts
  • shower chairs
  • trapeze bars
  • forearm crutches
  • scooters
  • transfer boards
  • bedside commodes
  • raised toilet seats

 

The equipment is loaned out for as long as the individual users need it, so it is both a reuse program and a loan closet.

The website page for donations is here – https://www.projectmend.org/donate/

Project MEND requires that individuals who require equipment first enroll with them, and that they provide a doctor’s prescription of medical necessity before they will give them any equipment.

 

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Medcy Inc.

 

Medcy Inc. DBA Medcy.org
attn: Corporate-905,
Cypress Station Dr i14,
Houston, TX 77090

Phone: 832 795 8689

Website: https://medcy.org/

Medcy Inc is a nonprofit organization based in Houston, and doing business as Medcy.org.

Medcy.org collects, refurbishes and sanitizes durable medical equipment, before selling it at affordable prices

To donate durable medical equipment, you can call them on 832 795 8689, or email on info@medcy.org, and Medcy will make a free pickup within Houston city limits.

Medcy, on their site, asks for –

  • wheelchairs – all types
  • canes – all types
  • scooters
  • bedside commodes
  • shower chairs
  • grab bars
  • walkers
  • rolling walkers
  • rollators
  • hospital beds
  • transfer benches
  • nebulizers
  • transport chairs
  • strollers

Medcy does not want –

  • craftmatic or tempurpedic beds
  • hospital bed mattresses
  • medications
  • Oxygen, helium or propane tanks
  • CPAP machines
  • stair glides or chairs
  • syringes
  • needles of any kind
  • used glucose monitors

 

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Living Hope Wheelchair Association

 

Living Hope Wheelchair Association

9500 Westview, Suite 104

Houston, TX 77055

Phone: 281 764 6251

Websitehttps://lhwassociation.org/

The association accepts donations of wheelchairs, scooters, hospital beds and other medical equipment, which they refurbish and redistribute.

To donate equipment you can either email them at lhwa@lhwassociation.org or call 281 764 6251.

The donation page on the website is here – https://lhwassociation.org/our-programs/medical-supplies-and-equipment

Donating to Centers for Independent Living (CILs)

 

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

Your local Center for Independent Living will have a loan closet for the individuals that it is working with, and it may be very grateful for donations of gently used medical equipment.

Do call them first if you wish to donate an item of medical equipment, and do not just show up – especially during the pandemic.

Below is a complete list of the ILC’s, and their associations, in Texas, complete with their addresses, phone numbers.
 

Able Center for Independent Living
4803 Plaza Blvd., Ste 401, Odessa, TX 79762
432 580 3439
Austin Resource Center for Independent Living (ARCIL)
8200 Cameron Road, Suite C154, Austin, TX 78754
512 832 6349
https://arcilinc.org/
Austin Resource Center for Independent Living - Round Rock
525 Round Rock West, Suite A-120, Round Rock, TX 78681
512 828 4624
http://www.arcil.com
Austin Resource Center for Independent Living - San Marcos
618 South Guadalupe Street, Suite 103, San Marcos, TX 78666
512 396 5790
http://www.arcil.com
Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living
1869 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, TX 77802
979 776 5505
https://bvcil.org/
Coalition for Barrier Free Living
1100 D East Mulberry, Angleton, TX 77515
713 974 4621
https://hcil.cc/
Coalition for Barrier Free Living - Angleton
12946 Dairy Ashford, Suite 110, Sugar Land, TX 77478
979 849 7060
Coalition for Barrier Free Living - Sugar Land
1537 Seventh Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78404
281 980 2219
Coastal Bend Center for Independent Living (CBCIL)
1020 Loop 304 East, Crockett, TX 75835
361 883 8461
https://hcil.cc/
Crockett Resource Center for Independent Living (CRCIL)
421 Avenue A, Palestine, TX 75801
936 544 2811
https://www.crockettresourcecenter.org
Crockett Resource Center for Independent Living - Palestine
421 Avenue A, Palestine, TX 75801
903 729 7505
https://www.crockettresourcecenter.org/
Disability Connections
2809 Southwest Blvd. San Angelo, TX 76904
325 227 6624
https://www.dcciltx.org/
Disability in Action
317 North Willis Street, Abilene, TX 79603
325 672 5460
http://disabilityinaction.org/
East Texas Center for Independent Living (ETCIL)
4713 Troup Highway, Tyler, TX 75703
903 581 7542
https://etcil.org/
Heart of Central Texas ILC (HOCTIL)
2005 Commerce Street, Belton, TX 76513
254 933 7487
https://hoctilc.org/
Heart of Central Texas ILC - Waco
6801 Sanger Avenue, Suite 268
254 754 7050
https://hoctilc.org/
LIFE/RUN Center for Independent Living
8240 Boston Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79423
806 795 5433
https://liferun.org/
Mounting Horizons Center for Independent Living
18062 Fm 529 Rd PMB 206, Cypress, TX 77433
888 307 9639
https://mountinghorizons.org/
Panhandle ILC (PILC)
417 West Tenth Avenue, Amarillo, TX 79101
806 374 1400
https://www.pilc.org/
REACH of Dallas Resource Center on Independent Living
8625 King George Drive, Suite 210, Dallas, TX 75235
214 630 4796
https://www.reachcils.org/
REACH of Denton Resource CIL - Denton
405 South Elm, Suite 202, Denton, TX 76201
940 383 1062
https://www.reachcils.org/
REACH of Fort Worth Resource CIL - Fort Worth
1000 Macon, Suite 200, Fort Worth, TX 76102
817 870 9082
https://www.reachcils.org/
REACH of Plano Resource CIL - Plano
720 East Park Blvd. Suite 104, Plano, TX 75074
972 398 1111
https://www.reachcils.org/
Resource, Information, Support & Empowerment (RISE)
755 South 11th Street, Suite 101, Beaumont, TX 77701
409 832 2599
https://risecil.org/
San Antonio IL Services (SAILS)
1028 South Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78210
210 281 1878
https://sailstx.org/
Texas Association of CILs (TACIL)
317 N. Willis Street, Abilene, TX 79603
325 672 5460
Valley Association for Independent Living (VAIL)
3016 North McColl Road, Suite B, McAllen, TX 78501
956 668 8245
http://vailrgv.org
Valley Association for Independent Living - Laredo
1419 Corpus Christi Street, Laredo, TX 78040
956 523 1411
http://vailrgv.org
VOLAR Center for Independent Living
1220 Golden Key Cr., El Paso, TX 79925
915 591 0800

Donating used medical equipment to Goodwill Stores in Texas

 

Goodwill Industries Central Texas

Goodwill Central Texas has 37 retail stores and 60 donation centers in Central Texas.

You can use the location tool, entering your zip code to find a donation center, on this page – https://www.goodwillcentraltexas.org/locations

Or, if you want to, just scroll down the long list below the locator tool which has all the store and donation centers, on the same page.

You can read about donating to Goodwill Central Texas here – https://www.goodwillcentraltexas.org/donate/donate-goods

Phone: 512 637 7100

 

Goodwill West Texas

Goodwill-West Texas accepts donations at all of their 14 locations, and durable medical equipment is not on the list of items which are refused.

You can check their list of donations on their website on their donations page, here – https://www.goodwillwesttexas.org/locations

It is always a good idea to call first.

Phone: 325 676 7925

Goodwill Industries of Southeast Texas & Southwest LA

On their website, they state on the donations’ page that they do not accept “walkers or strollers”, so I would give them a call to find out if they accept durable medical equipment of other types.

The website donations page is here – https://goodwilltxla.org/donate-recycle/

Their list of stores and donation centers is here – https://goodwilltxla.org/stores/

Phone: 409 838 9911

 

Goodwill Industries of South Texas, Inc.

Goodwill Industries of South Texas accept gently used equipment, and you can find information on donating – https://www.goodwillsouthtexas.com/donate-stuff/

The organization’s donation locations locator tool is here – http://www.goodwillsouthtexas.com/list-of-locations/

Phone: 361 884 4068

 

Goodwill Industries of Dallas, Inc.

Goodwill Industries of Dallas accepts donations of all types of equipment.

The donations page is here – https://goodwilldallas.org/donate/what-to-donate/

The donation site locator tool is here – https://goodwilldallas.org/find-a-store-location/

Phone: 214 638 2800

Goodwill Industries of El Paso, Inc.

Goodwill of El Paso accepts donations of all sorts, so as usual select a location, and then give them a call to make sure they want your equipment.

The donations’ page is here – https://goodwillep.org/home/donate/

At the bottom of the page, you will find the list of locations to which you can take your donation.

Phone: 915 778 1858

 

Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc.

Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth accepts donations of all types of items.

The page on the website about donations is here – https://goodwillep.org/home/donate/

To find a donation station you go here – https://www.goodwillfortworth.org/donate/find-a-donation-station/

Phone: 817 332 7866

 

Goodwill Industries of Houston

Goodwill Industries of Houston do not accept medical equipment.

Phone: 713 692 6221

Goodwill Industries of San Antonio

Goodwill Industries of San Antonio have over 30 donation stations, and you can find the donation stations locations page here –
https://www.goodwillsa.org/locations?location_type=donation

The page with the donation guidelines is here – https://www.goodwillsa.org/media/458

Phone: 210 924 8581

 

Goodwill Industries of SW Oklahoma and North Texas

There is no list on the website of either what you can, or cannot donate, that I could find. So I would call and ask if you wish to donate something to them.

The donations page is here – https://www.goodwillsont.org/donate.php

The page with the donation center locations is here –https://www.goodwillsont.org/donation-locations.php

Phone: 580 355 2163

Goodwill Industries of Northwest Texas

Goodwill Industries of Northwest Texas accept a large range of items, but as usual give a call before donating anything.

The page about donating is here – http://www.goodwillnwtexas.org/what-to-donate.html

The page about delivering donations is here – http://www.goodwillnwtexas.org/where-to-donate.html

Phone: 806 744 8419

 

Goodwill Industries of Central East Texas

Goodwill Industries of Central East Texas accept a whole range of equipment, clothing and other items, and if you aren’t sure they have a “questions” form you can submit.

You can find all that here – http://www.lufkingoodwill.org/donate.html#donationsfeedback

If you have large donation, or donation event, Goodwill will also come to you to pick up –  there is a form to fill out on the page above.

Donation locations are listed on the same page above.

Phone: 936 632 8838

Goodwill Industries of San Antonio

Goodwill Industries of San Antonio have over 30 donation stations, and you can find the donation stations locations page here –
https://www.goodwillsa.org/locations?location_type=donation

The page with the donation guidelines is here – https://www.goodwillsa.org/media/458

Phone: 210 924 8581

 

Goodwill Industries of Northeast Texas, Inc.

There is no list of what donations are accepted on the website for Goodwill Industries Northeast Texas, so you will definitely want to call before you drop in.

The donations page on the website is here – https://www.goodwillsa.org/media/458

The page for the donation locations is here – https://www.goodwillnorthtexas.org/location

Phone: 903 893 3145

 

Goodwill Industries of East Texas

According to their website, Goodwill of East Texas does not accept medical assistive devices or hospital beds.

You can find that here – https://www.goodwilleasttexas.com/donate/dos-and-dont/

Phone: 903 593 8438

Heart of Texas Goodwill Industries, Inc.

Heart of Texas accepts a wide range of donations of equipment and housewares, but do give a call before you donate an item.

The donation guidelines are here on their website –
https://hotgoodwill.org/goodwill-donations/job-fairs/

The donation locations are on this page of their website – https://hotgoodwill.org/goodwill-donations/locations/

Phone: 254 753 7337

 

Goodwill Industries of SW Oklahoma and North Texas

There is no list on the website of either what you can, or cannot donate, that I could find. So I would call and ask if you wish to donate something to them.

The donations page is here – https://www.goodwillsont.org/donate.php

The page with the donation center locations is here –https://www.goodwillsont.org/donation-locations.php

Phone: 580 355 2163

Donating to the Salvation Army in Texas

The Salvation Army will accept donations of all types of objects, clothing and equipment, including some home medical equipment, just so long as it is in good condition.

To donate your gently used home medical equipment, you will need to follow this link to their website  – https://satruck.org/

That will take you to the page below.

 

 

Enter your zip code into the corresponding box for the service you require, and you will open a map with the locations and a list of addresses and contact links, as in the image below.

You can pick a site from the map or the list and then contact them to find out about dropping your donation off.

Donating used medical equipment to thrift stores in Texas

Amarillo area thrift stores

 

America’s Best Thrift Store

3015 Plains Blvd,

Amarillo, TX 79102

Phone: 806 376 1300

According to the website, they take pretty much everything.

You can find the info about donations here – https://americas-best-thrift-store.business.site/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=referral

 

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Got Junk Thrift Store

1600 S Washington St,

Amarillo, TX 79102

Phone: 806 331 6626

This store seems to sell just about anything, and that includes durable medical equipment.

 

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Arlington area thrift stores

 

Collins Park Thrift

817 E Park Row DR,

Arlington, TX 76010

Phone: 817 274 3885

The store seems to sell just about everything under the sun, but I would call if you want to donate there, just to check that they want what you have to donate.

 

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Arlington Resale Store

5910 Interstate 20 W #B,

Arlington, TX 76017

Phone: 817 478 7253

You can donate most things to the Arlington Resale Store, but as always out of politeness give a call to check ahead of time, and the page on their website for donations is here – https://arlingtonresale.com/donations-2/

Austin area thrift stores

 

A Darling Thrift Store

608 S 1st St,

Temple, TX 76501

Phone: 817 726 9612

You can donate durable medical equipment.

 

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Hope Family Thrift Store

1122 East 51st St,

Austin, TX 78723

Phone: 512 467 4940

 

The website says that they do not accept donations of durable medical equipment, but the photos on their Facebook page show bedside commodes, walkers and crutches…. go figure !

Website: https://hopefamilythrift.org/

 

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Kyle Library Thrift Shop
100 W Lockhart St,
Kyle, TX 78640

Phone: 512 268 1036

The store takes donations of standard durable medical equipment such as –

  • crutches
  • walkers
  • bedside commode
  • shower chairs

 

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Lake Travis Thrift Shop

440 Medical Pkwy,

Lakeway, TX 78738

Phone: 512 263 0314

Donations of durable medical equipment are accepted.

 

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The Caring Place – Thrift Store

2000 Railroad Ave,

Georgetown, TX 78626

Phone: 512 943 0700

The Caring Place Store takes donations of all kinds of medical equipment and lists –

  • walkers
  • bedside commodes
  • shower chairs

But they do not take hospital beds or electric scooters

You can check the information here on their site – https://www.caringplacetx.org/how-to-help/give/donate-items.html

 

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Treasure City Thrift

2142 E 7th St,

Austin, TX 78702

Phone: 512 524 2820

The store accepts donations of used medical equipment.

The page for donations is here – https://treasurecitythrift.org/donate/

Dallas area thrift stores

 

Balch Springs Thrift Store

3527 Shepherds Ln,

Balch Springs, TX 75180

Phone: 972 286 6664

The store takes durable medical equipment, and in the photos on their facebook page they have articles such as –

  • walkers
  • canes
  • toilet safety frames

 

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Community Value and Thrift Center

10330 W US Highway 80,

Forney, TX 75126

Phone: 972 552 5099

The center accepts donations of durable medical equipment.

 

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DAV Thrift Store

2310 Rock Island Rd,

Irving, TX 75060

Phone: 972 790 2185

The DAV takes all sorts of used equipment and has stores all over the US. The proceeds from the sales go to help disabled veterans.

 

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First United Methodist Church Thrift Shop

Phone: 817 481 2559

The store is currently relocating, but the web page is here – https://www.firstmethodistgrapevine.org/thriftshop

 

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Hangers of Hope

920 WSW Loop 323,

Tyler, TX 75701

Phone: 903 747 8474

Hangers of Hope accept donations of all sorts – you can find the donations’ page on their website here – https://www.mansfieldmission.org/donate-items

 

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Life Message Thrift Store

4501 Rowlett Rd #101,

Rowlett, TX 75088

Phone: 972 412 4092

You can donate all types of equipment.

The donations page is here – https://lifemessage.org/donations

 

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North Texas Charities

209 N Oak St,

Roanoke, TX 76262

Phone: 817 491 0017

The store accepts durable medical equipment donations – on their Facebook page you can see toilet safety frames, walkers, rollators and more.

 

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Pennies Heaven Thrift Store

404 TX-342,

Red Oak, TX 75174

Phone: 972 617 7261

You can donate your used medical equipment to Pennies From Heaven.

Here is a list of items they do not accept if you have other things – https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/d65c8a29-08ba-498c-b868-cbf85f56a595/downloads/Donations%20Not%20Accepted.pdf?ver=1611587048449

 

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The Resale Shop

2120 E Belt Line Rd,

Richardson, TX 75081

Phone: 214 710 1362

The donation page on the website: https://jfsdallas.org/resale/

 

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Rescue Thrift

2344 Oates Dr,

Dallas, TX 752228

There is no website, but their Facebook page shows photos with –

  • crutches
  • walkers
  • bedside commodes
  • transport chairs

 

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Rockwall County Helping Hands Administration & Thrift Store

950 Williams St,

Rockwall, TX 75087

Phone: 972 771 1655

The store accepts all kinds of donations, and you can find their page on donation guidelines here – https://rockwallhelpinghands.com/donation-guidelines/

 

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Safe-T Thrift Store

4304, 1014 W 1st St,

Mt Pleasant, TX 75455

Phone: 903 577 9035

Safe-T accepts donations of durable medical equipment –

  • crutches
  • wheelchairs
  • walkers
  • bedside commodes

 

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Soul’s Harbor Thrift Store

112 Elm St,

Seagoville, TX 75159

Phone: 972 287 9298

The store takes all kinds of items, including durable medical equipment.

The page for donations is here – https://www.soulsharbordallas.org/?page_id=5169

 

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St Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores

3052 W. Northwest Highway,

Dallas, TX 75220

Phone: 214 373 7837

 

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St Vincent de Paul Thrift Store

500 S Vine Ave,

Tyler, 75702

Phone: 903 747 3174

St Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores of North Texas do accept durable medical equipment.

On their main website, they list hospital equipment (except for hospital beds) –

  • walkers
  • crutches
  • wheelchairs
  • motor scooters

The donation page on their website – https://svdpdallas.org/donationpickup/

 

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The Corner II Thrift Store

523 W Jefferson Blvd,

Dallas, TX 75208

The Corner II Thrift Store accepts donations of durable medical equipment.

 

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Thrift City Richardson

1750 Belt Line Rd,

Richardson, TX 75081

Phone: 214 751 7730

 

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Thrift Giant

2202 TX-121 BUS,

Lewisville, TX 75067

Phone: 214 488 0012

Thrift Giant stores take a wide range of items, and you check that out here –https://www.thrift-giant.com/donate

 

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Thrift Giant

128 S Mill St,

Lewisville, TX 75220

Phone: 469 771 3162

 

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Thrift Giant

2715 North Beltline Rd,

Irving TX 75062

Phone: 972 887 3517

 

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Thrift Giant

1145 E Irving Blvd,

Irving, TX 75060

Phone: 972 554 2599

 

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Thrift Giant

1701 Brinker Rd,

Denton, TX 76208

Phone: 940 591 1400

 

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Thrift Giant

11710 E NW Hwy,

Dallas, TX 75218

Phone: 469 802 9187

 

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Thrift Giant

3039 W Northwest Hwy,

Dallas, TX 75220

Phone: 214 792 9409

 

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Thrift Giant

10544 Harry Hines Blvd,

Dallas, TX 75220

Phone: 214 353 0441

 

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Thrift Giant

3039 W Northwest Hwy,

Dallas, TX 75220

Phone: 214 792 9409

 

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Thrift Giant

5000 Main St #270,

The Colony, TX 75056

Phone: 469 294 0100

 

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Thrift Store Center

4640 S 2nd Ave,

Dallas, TX 75210

Phone: 214 428 3156

Thrifty’s takes donations of durable medical equipment, and you can find the info on this page here – http://mythriftys.com/donate.html

 

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Value World Thrift Store

2594 Gus Thomasson Rd,

Dallas, TX75228

Phone: 214 275 8800

 

Value World on their website simply states that you can off-load whatever items you wish to at their stores, and you can find that here – https://www.valueworld.com/faqs/#1605389712387-33fad556-7463

 

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Emory area thrift stores

 

East Texas Treasures Thrift Store

937 TX-19,

Emory, TX 75440

Phone: 903 330 4934

 

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Fort Worth area thrift stores

 

Berry Good Buys Resale

1701 W Berry St,

Fort Worth, TX 76110

Phone: 817 921 2793

The store accepts donations of durable medical equipment –

  • rollators
  • walkers
  • shower chairs
  • crutches

 

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Mansfield Mission Center Thrift Store

703 E Broad St,

Mansfield, TX 76063

Phone: 817 225 4868

You can donate used medical equipment.

On their website the store gives a list of what they do not accept which you will find here – https://www.mansfieldmission.org/donate-items

 

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The Resale Shop

4322 E US Hwy,

Granbury, TX 76049

Phone: 817 579 9088

The Resale Shop accepts donations of used medical equipment, including –

  • bedside commodes
  • transport chairs
  • transfer benches
  • rollators
  • walkers

The website page for donations is here – http://www.afterschoolamerica.org/our-resale-shop-in-granbury.html

 

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Texas Hearts of Faith Thrift Store

2444 Jacksboro Hwy,

Fort Worth, TX 76114

Phone: 972 765 8108

Texas Hearts of Faith Thrift Store accepts donations of durable medical equipment.

 

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Garland area thrift stores

 

New Thrift Store

3359 W Walnut St #100,

Garland, TX 75042

Phone: 214 501 4743

There is no website, but I have seen photographs and the store does sell used durable medical equipment, along with pretty much everything else.

 

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Thrifty’s Garland Road Thrift Store

10030 Garland Rd,

Dallas, TX 75218

Phone: 214 324 1010

Thrifty’s takes durable medical equipment donations, the page is here – http://mythriftys.com/donate.html

 

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Houston area thrift stores

 

DAV Thrift Store

4340 Griggs Rd,

Houston, TX 77021

Phone: 713 741 2426

The DAV takes all sorts of used medical equipment.

 

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Thrifty’s Alamo Thrift Stores

2215 Spencer Hwy,

Pasadena, TX 77504

Phone: 713 944 6722

Thrifty’s takes durable medical equipment donations, and you can find out more here – http://mythriftys.com/donate.

 

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Value Village

1811 Gessener,

Houston, TX 77080

Phone: 713 468 6529

 

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Value Village

6425 Harrisburg,

Houston, TX 77011

Phone: 713 928 6606

 

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Value Village

620 Bissonnet St,

Houston, TX 77081

Phone: 713 681 4166

 

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Value Village

2127 E. Southmore,

Houston, TX 77506

Phone: 713 740 4400

 

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Value Village

9500 Jensen,

Houston, TX 77093

Phone: 713 691 3603

 

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Value Village

705 W 23rd St,

Houston, TX 77008

Phone: 713 864 5340

 

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Lubbock area thrift stores

 

DAV Thrift Store

1301 Buddy Holly Ave,

Lubbock, TX 79401

Phone: 806 763 7229

DAV accepts donations of durable medical equipment, and the money raised from sales goes towards helping disable veterans and their families.

 

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McAllen area thrift stores

 

Thrift City McAllen

924 East Business 83

McAllen, TX 78501

Phone: 888 684 7438

 

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Nacogdoches area thrift stores

 

Family Crisis Center of East Texas Thrift Store

3909 North St,

Nacogdoches, TX 75965

Phone: 936 569 1494

 

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Plano area thrift stores

 

The Plaid Tag Thrift Store

2436 K Ave,

Plano, TX75074

Phone: 214 729 6544

Plano takes all kinds of equipment.

The website is here – http://www.theplaidtag.com/

 

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St Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores

3305 N. Central Expressway,

Plano, TX 75023

Phone: 214 373 7837

St Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores accept durable medical equipment.

St Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores of North Texas do accept durable medical equipment.

On their main website, they list hospital equipment (except for hospital beds) –

  • walkers
  • crutches
  • wheelchairs
  • motor scooters

 

The donation page on their website – https://svdpdallas.org/donationpickup/

 

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San Antonio area thrift stores

 

Boysville Auxiliary Thrift

307 W Olmos Dr,

San Antonio, TX 78212

Phone: 210 826 2195

Boysville Auxiliary Thrift store does take durable medical equipment, and you can find their donations page here – https://boysvillethriftstore.com/donationsaam

 

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CIS Thrift Store

1058, Business 35,

New Braunfels, TX78130

Phone: 830 387 4453

 

The store accepts donations of durable medical equipment, such as –

  • walkers
  • rollators
  • crutches
  • shower chairs

 

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New 2 U Thrift Store

655 Landa St,

New Braunfels, TX 78130

Phone: 830 629 5441

New 2 U has durable medical equipment –

  • bedside commodes
  • crutches
  • walkers

 

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Society Of St Vincent De Paul Thrift Store

209 N Main St,

Taylor, TX 76574

Phone: 512 352 2453

St Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores accept durable medical equipment.

St Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores of North Texas do accept durable medical equipment.

On their main website, they list hospital equipment (except for hospital beds) –

  • walkers
  • crutches
  • wheelchairs
  • motor scooters

 

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Thrift City San Antonio

6804 Huebner Rd,

San Antonio, TX 78238

Phone: 210 547 0300

Website: http://thriftcityllc.com/thrift-city-san-antonio/

 

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Thrifty’s Community Thrift Stores

1047 SE Military Dr,

San Antonio, TX 78214

Phone: 210 924 6669

The stores accept all sorts of durable medical equipment –

  • canes
  • crutches
  • walkers
  • transfer benches

Their website is here – http://mythriftys.com/donate.html

Donating used medical equipment to loan closets in Texas

 

Medical equipment loan closets are a great place to find home medical equipment that you can borrow for free. It is quite rare that you will have to pay, although on occasion, you may be asked for a deposit.

The length of the loan depends on the loan closet, and some lend indefinitely – it is all down to the individual loan closets.

Medical equipment loan closets are also referred to as –

  • medical equipment lending libraries
  • medical equipment banks

 

Independent Living Centers will all have loan closets for the individuals they support, and that you will probably most welcome to donate gently used items to.

Loan closets are often run by volunteers for the communities that they live in, and to check if your community has one, contact the person responsible for Seniors on your town, or municipal council.

Most councils will have a senior department which will be aware of all the volunteer initiatives for the elderly.

Below are all the loan closets that I have been able to find, to date, in Texas.

Loan Closets in the Arlington area

Mission Metroplex Arlington

Address

210 W South St, Arlington, TX 76010

Phone Number

817 277 6620

Website

https://missionarlington.org/medical-equipment/

Area

Arlington area - those in need

Equipment Wanted

Wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, rollators, shower benches, transfer benches, crutches, patient lifts
Call for larger items needing a pick-up.

Loan Closets in the Austin area

Ascencion Lutheran Church of Austin

Address

6420 Hart Lane, Austin, TX 78731

Phone Number

512 345 4030

Website

Area

Greater Austin area

Equipment Wanted

All sorts of home medical equipment
Age of Texas – Health Equipment Lending Program (HELP)

Address

3710 Cedar St, Austin, TX 78705

Phone Number

512 600 9288

Website

https://ageofcentraltx.org/index.php/seniors/health-equipment/

Area

Austin

Equipment Wanted

The loan closet accepts donations of all types of durable medical equipment
C PATH – Cerebral Palsy Awareness Transition Hope

Address

5501 Balcones Dr, Austin, TX 78731

Phone Number

866 742 7284

Website

https://cpathtexas.org/equipment-closet-impact/

Area

Central Texas

Equipment Wanted

The inventory is available online, so you can see the types of equipment that are donated
Senior Access Lending Closet

Address

2498 E. Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665

Phone Number

512 310 1060

Website

Area

Round Rock

Equipment Wanted

Wheelchairs, transfer benches, walkers, bath benches and more...

Loan Closets in the Dallas area

Elderly Service Providers Durable Medical Equipment Exchange

Address

HuntLeigh Care Home Equipment Closet, 6974 Waverly Ln, Frisco, TX 75035

Phone Number

214 415 8943 - To donate durable medical equipment to the website, you need to call them

Website

https://huntleighcarehomes.com/lending-closet/

Area

Frisco

Equipment Wanted

Walkers, rollators, wheelchairs, bedside commodes, shower chairs, hospital beds, canes

Address

Wellness Center for Older Adults, 401 W 16th St, Suite 600, Plano, TX 75075

Phone Number

972 953 7669

Website

https://www.wellnesscenteronline.org/health

Area

Collins County

Equipment Wanted

Walkers, rollators, wheelchairs, canes, 3 in 1 commode chairs, tub transfer benches

Address

Caring For A Cause

Phone Number

214 504 1650 -To donate equipment to the Caring For A Cause loan closet, you need to contact them

Website

Area

Plano

Equipment Wanted

You need to call and see what they need

Address

Psalms Home Care Equipment Closet, Denton

Phone Number

940 435 2225 or 940 594 9729 - To find out about donating to their equipment closet, you need to call on either of the numbers above.

Website

Area

Denton

Equipment Wanted

You need to call and see what they need
Dallas Independent Living Centers
https://www.reachcils.org/

Address

Reach Resource Center on Independent Living in Dallas

Phone Number

214 630 4796

Website

https://www.reachcils.org/reach-dallas-0

Area

Dallas

Equipment Wanted

Reach of Dallas has a loan program for manual, power and scooter-type wheelchairs, and when they have enough, they give away for free items of durable medical equipment to those individuals enrolled in their services - canes, walkers, crutches, shower chairs, bedside commodes

Address

Reach Resource Center on Independent Living in Denton

Phone Number

940 383 2742

Website

https://www.reachcils.org/locations/denton

Area

Denton

Equipment Wanted

Reach of Denton has a loan service which has manual and electric wheelchairs, walkers and visual aids

Address

Reach Resource Center on Independent Living in Plano

Phone Number

972 398 1111

Website

https://www.reachcils.org/locations/plano

Area

Plano

Equipment Wanted

Reach of Plano makes loans of manual wheelchairs to those in need, so you can contact them if you have a wheelchair, or equipment for a wheelchair, to donate.

Loan closets in the El Paso area

Volar Center for Independent Living

Address

1220 Golden Key Circle, El Paso, TX 79925-5825

Phone Number

915 591 0800

Website

https://volarcil.org/lending-closet/

Area

El Paso

Equipment Wanted

Walkers, rollators, canes, crutches, shower chairs, wheelchairs, adult briefs and diapers

Loan Closets in the Fort Worth area

Area Agency on Aging Tarrant County

Address

1500 N Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76164

Phone Number

817 258 8081

Website

Area

Tarrant County

Equipment Wanted

Durable medical equipment of all types
KOP Kares Of Texas

Address

2720 Race St, Fort Worth, TX 76111

Phone Number

817 831 1932 – this is a voice mail number, and a person will return your call

Website

Area

Fort Worth

Equipment Wanted

Wheelchairs, walkers, canes, bedside commodes
Reach Resource Center on Independent Living in Fort Worth

Address

1000 Macon St, Suite 200, Fort Worth, TX 76102-4521

Phone Number

817 870 9082

Website

https://www.reachcils.org/reach-fort-worth

Area

Fort Worth

Equipment Wanted

Manual wheelchairs, walkers, bedside commodes, shower chairs, canes and more
St Paul Presbyterian Church

Address

4517 Rufe Snow Dr, North Richland Hills, TX 76180

Phone Number

682 227 9477

Website

http://www.stpaulnrh.org/missions

Area

North Richland Hills

Equipment Wanted

The church runs a H.E.P.P – Health Equipment Provider Program – which distributes durable medical equipment to those in need - crurches, walking boots, manual wheelchairs, walkers, canes, shower chairs and more

Loan closets in the San Antonio area

Dietert Center

Address

451 Guadalupe St, Kerrville, TX 78028

Phone Number

830 792 4044

Website

https://www.dietertcenter.org/medical-equipment-lending.html

Area

Kerryville

Equipment Wanted

Wakers, crutches, canes, bedside commodes, shower stools, transfer benches, wheelchairs, and more…
Home-Health Closet

Address

The Rainbow Senior Center at Kronkosky Place, 17 Old San Antonio rd, Boerne, TX 78006

Phone Number

830 249 2114

Website

https://www.rainbowseniorcenter.com/home-health-closet/

Area

Boerne

Equipment Wanted

Walkers, rollators, canes, crutches, shower chairs, transfer chairs, wheelchairs, toilet seat lifters, scooters, adult briefs and diapers and more
The Silver Center Lending Closet

Address

510 E Court St, Seguin, TX 78155

Phone Number

830 303 6612

Website

http://www.silvercenterseguin.com/Lending-Closet.html

Area

Silver Center members

Equipment Wanted

Walkers, wheelchairs, shower chairs, canes, rollators

Loan closets in the Waco area

FIAI Second life Resource Center Medical Equipment Loan Closet

Address

2911 Herring Ave, Waco, TX 76708

Phone Number

254 202 2180

Website

Area

Waco

Equipment Wanted

All types of durable medical equipment, including, manual wheelchairs, hospital beds, bedside commodes, shower chairs, walkers, crutches, canes

Donating used medical equipment to Senior Centers in Texas

 

Senior Centers will very often have loan closets for their elderly members.

To see if a Senior Center near you has a loan closet, or just needs equipment for its members, all you have to do is make a phone call.

Centers will also likely know of any loan closets run by community groups.

Donating used medical equipment to Veteran Centers in Texas

 

Veteran Centers are another good place to start to look or to offer equipment to.

To find them, just go online and type in your “location + Veteran Center”, and the location of the nearest one with contact details should come up.

Just give them a call, and ask if they are accepting donations of gently used medical equipment, and if not, do they know of anywhere that is.

Donating used medical equipment in Texas near me, online

 

An easy way to donate your home medical equipment for free, and do it in your area, is with certain online platforms and apps.

Posting a listing online for very local areas, means you don’t have to ship, or travel far, to donate your item.

 

About pick-ups and about using online listings –

1) I wouldn’t hand over the item  at your home, especially if you are caring for an elderly, vulnerable person.

Arrange the drop-off at a coffee shop, a mall or somewhere else public and local – you don’t know if the person has other motives.

2) Don’t go alone to the meeting to hand over the item, especially if you are a woman.

3) Don’t use your main personal email for the listing, but create a throwaway email address if you are using Craigslist – it can easily get inundated with spam (Craigslist is notorious for this).

4) Scamming – when you are donating a used medical equipment should not be a problem.

With platforms like Nextdoor, OfferUp and Facebook, you can take a look at a user’s profile.

You can donate medical equipment on –

 

  • Craigslist.com
  • Freecycle.org
  • UsedHME.com
  • Facebook Marketplace
  • Nextdoor.com
  • OfferUp and Letgo (now combined under OfferUp)

 

In the description of your listing –

  • say that you do not accept responsibility for any breakages, or accidents once it has changed hands
  • the person receiving your item accepts it “as is”
  • you give no guarantee for the equipment

Lastly, don’t give away equipment which is in poor condition – if this is the case, it’s best donating it to a re-use center.

Donate used medical equipment in Texas near me, on Craigslist

 

Anyone can list an item for sale or for free, or buy and accept items, you do not have to join anything.

You will create a listing for your used medical equipment.

Craigslist is available on mobile and desktop devices.

You select where your listing is seen.

Be a little careful about giving out too much information, as there are a lot of creeps out there – users do not have a profile, and you cannot check out who the person is you are meeting.

Remember to create and use a throwaway email for the listing.

Craigslist has a particular section for garage or yard sales, where you can check the photographs that are posted for the garage sales. This is not donating your equipment, but you can donate your equipment to someone having a garage sale.

 

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 Texas near me, on UsedHME.com

 

On UsedHME.com you can, buy, sell or donate used home medical equipment for free – the difference with used.HME.com is that it is only for used home medical equipment.

There are no apps required, and you use the website tools on both mobile and desktop.

UsedHME works using your zip code, and people in your own zip code will be shown your listing.

If you want to increase the size of the area showing your listing, you have the option of adding more zip codes around your own.

It is easier for people who are looking for free items, like yours, to find them.

The website does not get involved in the dealings between the buyer and the seller, or the gifter and the person receiving the equipment.

 

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 Texas near me, on Freecycle.org

 

On Freecycle.org there is no buying and selling, everything is offered for free.

There is no app required, you just use the website tools for mobile and desktop.

You need to become a member to offer your item, which is free and simple enough to do.

You can check the groups in your area if you are not a member, and see what people are offering and requesting.

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 Texas near me, on Facebook

 

You have to be a member, to be able to use the opportunities offered by Facebook.

If you have a Facebook account, you have two options for donating items –

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

 

If you don’t have a Facebook account, you can join easily for free.

There is no app required, you just use the website tools.

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 Texas near me, on Nextdoor.com

 

Nextdoor.com is a social media platform, putting you together with your neighbors.

Everything on a neighborhood level, which makes it an ideal platform where you can buy, sell or give away free items, very locally.

There is an app for mobile, and the website for desktop.

To use Nextdoor you need to be a member, but it is free.

Nextdoor uses your address, to slot you into the right neighborhood, putting you with all the members living around you.

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 Texas near me, on OfferUp

 

OfferUp is a “mobile first” platform, with an app for mobile, for selling and buying used goods – it is available to use it on desktop as well.

On mobile, you need to download the free app.

Selecting the area that you want your listing to be shown in using a distance setting, and  items to pick-ups, is the way to keep it all in your local area.

There is a very good video on this, which you can see below, which shows you how to use OfferUp.

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

 

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
  • Lions Clubs
  • Rotary Clubs
  • 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 agencies contracted by the state to provide public services and support, to carers and the elderly adults that they are caring for.

Your local agency will be aware of many of the non-profits and community groups in your area who are working with the elderly, and often providing free used medical equipment.

So, do give your Area Agency on Aging a call and find out about groups you can contact to give items to.

To find your nearest agency, you can use the locator tool provided here – https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/About/Aging_Network/AAA.aspx

 

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

 

The Catholic Charities run many programs to help underprivileged groups.

They very much “on the ground” and are in a position to know where there are people who can benefit from donations of equipment.

There are many groups across the US, so just look up Catholic Charities, Texas, and you will see a website for your area, with all the necessary contact information.

 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

 

The Society of  St. Vincent de Paul is all over the US, and does a huge amount of charitable work.

The organization runs many thrift stores, but as well as selling equipment to raise money for their charitable work, they also give used medical equipment away to those who cannot afford it.

Just look them up on the web, and give them a call, and if they don’t need your equipment, they may know who does.

Tax deductions on donations

 

Keep the receipt for any donations of medical equipment that you make to any registered charities if you are hoping to get a tax deduction.

The IRS will require a receipt for the item.

 

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