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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.

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

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 residents of Dallas County who are uninsured, or under-insured and who have a prescription for that piece of equipment from a physician.

 

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 Euipment 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

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

 

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

 

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.

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 pick up 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

 

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 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 organizations 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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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/

 

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

 

Lake Travis Thrift Shop

440 Medical Pkwy,

Lakeway, TX 78738

Phone: 512 263 0314

Donations of durable medical equipment are accepted.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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/

 

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

 

Rockwall County Helping Hands Administration & Thrift Store

950 Williams St,

Rockwall, TX 75087

Phone: 972 771 1655

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

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

 

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

 

St Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores

3052 W. Northwest Highway,

Dallas, TX 75220

Phone: 214 373 7837

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/

 

The Corner II Thrift Store

523 W Jefferson Blvd,

Dallas, TX 75208

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

 

Thrift City Richardson

1750 Belt Line Rd,

Richardson, TX 75081

Phone: 214 751 7730

 

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

Thrift Giant

128 S Mill St,

Lewisville, TX 75220

Phone: 469 771 3162

 

Thrift Giant

2715 North Beltline Rd,

Irving TX 75062

Phone: 972 887 3517

 

Thrift Giant

1145 E Irving Blvd,

Irving, TX 75060

Phone: 972 554 2599

 

Thrift Giant

1701 Brinker Rd,

Denton, TX 76208

Phone: 940 591 1400

 

Thrift Giant

11710 E NW Hwy,

Dallas, TX 75218

Phone: 469 802 9187

 

Thrift Giant

3039 W Northwest Hwy,

Dallas, TX 75220

Phone: 214 792 9409

Thrift Giant

10544 Harry Hines Blvd,

Dallas, TX 75220

Phone: 214 353 0441

 

Thrift Giant

3039 W Northwest Hwy,

Dallas, TX 75220

Phone: 214 792 9409

 

Thrift Giant

5000 Main St #270,

The Colony, TX 75056

Phone: 469 294 0100

 

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

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

Emory area thrift stores

 

East Texas Treasures Thrift Store

937 TX-19,

Emory, TX 75440

Phone: 903 330 4934

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

 

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

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

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.

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

Value Village

1811 Gessener,

Houston, TX 77080

Phone: 713 468 6529

 

Value Village

6425 Harrisburg,

Houston, TX 77011

Phone: 713 928 6606

Value Village

620 Bissonnet St,

Houston, TX 77081

Phone: 713 681 4166

 

Value Village

2127 E. Southmore,

Houston, TX 77506

Phone: 713 740 4400

 

Value Village

9500 Jensen,

Houston, TX 77093

Phone: 713 691 3603

 

Value Village

705 W 23rd St,

Houston, TX 77008

Phone: 713 864 5340

 

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 form sales goes towards helping disable veterans and their families.

 

McAllen area thrift stores

 

Thrift City McAllen

924 East Business 83

McAllen, TX 78501

Phone: 888 684 7438

 

Nacogdoches area thrift stores

 

Family Crisis Center of East Texas Thrift Store

3909 North St,

Nacogdoches, TX 75965

Phone: 936 569 1494

 

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/

 

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/

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Thrift City San Antonio

6804 Huebner Rd,

San Antonio, TX 78238

Phone: 210 547 0300

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

 

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

 

Loan Closets in the Arlington area

 

Mission Metroplex Arlington

210 W South St,

Arlington, TX 76010

Phone: 817 277 6620

 

Mission Arlington has a loan closet which is loaning out durable medical equipment to those who need it.

 

You can donate all types of durable medical equipment –

 

  • wheelchairs
  • walkers
  • shower chairs
  • rollators
  • shower benches
  • transfer benches
  • crutches
  • patient lifts

 

If you have a larger piece of equipment and need to arrange a pick-up, then call 817 277 6620.

The website donation page is here – https://missionarlington.org/medical-equipment/

 

Loan Closets in the Austin area

 

Ascencion Lutheran Church of Austin

6420 Hart Lane,

Austin, TX 78731

Phone: 512 345 4030

The church runs a medical lending closet to the greater Austin area community, giving temporary access to durable medical equipment.

Call 512 345 4030 to get more information.

 

Age of Texas – Health Equipment Lending Program (HELP)

3710 Cedar St,

Austin, TX 78705

Phone: 512 600 9288

The loan closet makes donated durable medical equipment, and some medical supplies, available for free, and without time limits, to the community.

The loan closet accepts donations of all types of durable medical equipment.

To donate you need call the office at 512 600 9288, or email them at equipment@ageofcentraltx.org

The donation page on the website – https://ageofcentraltx.org/index.php/seniors/health-equipment/

 

C PATH – Cerebral Palsy Awareness Transition Hope

5501 Balcones Dr, #160

Austin, TX 78731

Phone: 866 742 7284

CPATH has a medical equipment loan closet which has been helping families in Central Texas, and as far away has Dallas and Houston.

The inventory is available online, so you can see the types of equipment that are donated.

You will find that here on the CPATH website – https://cpathtexas.org/equipment-closet-impact/

 

Senior Access  Lending Closet

2498 E. Palm Valley Blvd,

Round Rock, TX 78665

Phone: 512 310 1060

 

The Senior Access lending closet – Ollie’s Closet – accepts equipment such as –

 

  • wheelchairs
  • transfer benches
  • walkers
  • bath benches, and more

 

Give them a call at their office to make a donation to the closet.

The equipment is made available to their senior clients.

Loan Closets in the Dallas area

 

Elderly Service Providers Durable Medical Equipment Exchange

 

Also known as the ESP Exchange, this is a group of  elderly service providers running loan closets in Frisco, Plano and Denton.

Do note that the exchange members accept no responsibility for the state of the equipment in the loans closets, and it is for the users to check the items for safety, and to sanitize them as needed.

 

In Frisco

HuntLeigh Care Home Equipment Closet

6974 Waverly Ln,
Frisco, TX 75035

Phone: 214 415 8943

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

To donate durable medical equipment to the website you need to call them at – 214 415 8943.

 

You can donate equipment such as –

 

  • walkers
  • rollators
  • wheelchairs
  • bedside commodes
  • shower chairs
  • hospital beds
  • canes

 

In Plano

Wellness Center for Older Adults

401 W 16th St, Suite 600,

Plano, TX 75075

Phone: 972 953 7669

 

The information on their durable medical loan closet is on this page of their website  – https://www.wellnesscenteronline.org/health

The loan closet lends the equipment to seniors in Collin County for 2-3 months.

 

Examples of the equipment they list are –

 

  • walkers
  • rollators
  • wheelchairs
  • bedside commodes
  • shower chairs
  • tub transfer benches
  • canes

 

To donate just give them a call on – 972 953 7669 – or email them – info@wellctr.org

 

Caring For A Cause

To donate equipment to the Caring For A Cause loan closet you need to contact the following person –

Donna Rea

Phone: 214 504 1650

Email: drea@caringtransitions.net

 

In Denton

Psalms Home Care Equipment Closet

Phone: 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.

Independent Living Centers with loan closets in Dallas Area

 

Reach Resource Center on Independent Living in Dallas

865 King George, Suite 210

Dallas, TX 75235-2286

Phone: 214 630 4796

Website: https://www.reachcils.org/

The specific page for this Reach site, and it’s programs is here – https://www.reachcils.org/reach-dallas-0

 

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.

 

The type of equipment they give away is –

 

  • canes
  • walkers
  • crutches
  • shower chairs
  • bedside commodes

 

So, you can donate any of the items on the list if they are in good condition. Just give a call to make sure that they need your equipment.

 

Reach Resource Center on Independent Living in Denton

405 S. Elm St, Suite 202

Denton, TX 76201-6068

Phone: 940 383 2742

Websitehttps://www.reachcils.org/

The specific page for the Denton REACH site and it’s services is here –https://www.reachcils.org/locations/denton

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

If you have one of these items to donate, give them a call and make sure they are accepting donations.

 

Reach Resource Center on Independent Living in Plano

720 E. Park Blvd., Suite 104

Plano, TX75074-8844

Phone: 972 398 1111

Websitehttps://www.reachcils.org/

 

The page on the website for REACH of Plano and its services is here – https://www.reachcils.org/locations/plano

 

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.

As it is a program for independent living, the center will probably happy to take any kind of gently used medical equipment which works, and can help one of the people they are supporting.

 

Loan closets in the El Paso area

 

Volar Center for Independent Living

1220 Golden Key Circle,

El Paso, TX 79925-5825

Phone: 915 591 0800

The center has a Medical Equipment and Supplies Lending Closet which you can donate to.

 

You can donate –

 

  • walkers
  • rollators
  • canes
  • crutches
  • shower chairs
  • wheelchairs
  • adult briefs and diapers
  • and more

 

The page about the Home health Closet on the website is here – https://volarcil.org/lending-closet/

Loan Closets in the Fort Worth area

 

Area Agency on Aging Tarrant County

1500 N Main St,

Fort Worth, TX 76164

Phone: 817 258 8081

The agency provides durable medical equipment to patients as it becomes available – waitlist can be up to 12 weeks, so if you are wanting to donate, this is an organization that needs it.

Just give them a call to find out about how you can donate to them.

 

KOP Kares Of  Texas

2720 Race St,

Fort Worth TX 76111

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

This program is not a loan closet as such.

The program provides durable medical equipment to individuals who are uninsured, or underinsured, until they no longer need it, and it is then passed on to the next person.

 

You can donate items such as –

 

  • wheelchairs
  • walkers
  • canes
  • bedside commodes, and more…

 

Reach Resource Center on Independent Living in Fort Worth

1000 Macon St, Suite 200

Fort Worth, TX 76102-4521

Phone: 817 870 9082

Website: https://www.reachcils.org/

The particular page for on the website for REACH of Fort Worth and the services offered is here – https://www.reachcils.org/reach-fort-worth

 

Reach of Fort Worth has a a program of manual wheelchair loans, and they also give free walkers, bedside commodes, shower chairs, canes and more when they have them.

You can pretty much donate any kind of medical equipment here, but do give a call first and make sure they want you type of equipment.

 

St Paul Presbyterian Church

4517 Rufe Snow Dr,

North Richland Hills, TX 76180

Phone: 682 227 9477

 

The church runs a H.E.P.P – Health Equipment Provider Program –  which distributes durable medical equipment to those in need.

It is not strictly a loan closet, as you do not need to return the equipment, but are asked to give it to someone else who needs it, or to another program.

 

The church is asking for equipment such as –

 

  • crutches
  • walking boots
  • wheelchairs (not electric)
  • walkers
  • canes
  • shower chairs, and more…

 

You can find a small mention of the program on this page of their website under HELP, here – http://www.stpaulnrh.org/missions

Loan closets in the San Antonio area

 

Dietert Center 

451 Guadalupe St,

Kerrville, TX 78028

Phone: 830 792 4044

The Center has Medical Equipment Loaner Program, which lends used medical equipment to those in need.

 

You can donate any of the following items –

 

  • walkers
  • crutches
  • canes
  • bedside commodes
  • shower stools
  • transfer benches
  • wheelchairs, and more..

 

Th relevant page on the center website is here – https://www.dietertcenter.org/medical-equipment-lending.html

 

Home-Health Closet

The Rainbow Senior Center at Kronkosky Place

17 Old San Antonio rd,

Boerne, TX 78006

Phone: 830 249 2114

 

Websitehttps://www.rainbowseniorcenter.com/

 

The Rainbow Senior Center Home-Health Closet serves the community, providing access to used and new durable medical equipment at no charge, and for anyone.

 

You can donate –

 

  • walkers
  • rollators
  • canes
  • crutches
  • shower chairs
  • transfer chairs
  • wheelchairs
  • toilet seat lifters
  • scooters
  • adult briefs and diapers
  • and more

 

The page about the Home health Closet on the website is here – https://www.rainbowseniorcenter.com/home-health-closet/

I would suggest you give the center at the phone number I gave above, as there is not much information on the website about when and where to donate.

 

The Silver Center Lending Closet

510 E Court St,

Seguin, TX 78155

Phone: 830 303 6612

 

The Silver Center has a lending closet for durable medical equipment, to which you can donate items such as –

 

  • walkers
  • wheelchairs
  • shower chairs
  • canes rollators
  • crutches, etc

 

To donate just give them a call at the number above.

The lending closet page is on their website here – http://www.silvercenterseguin.com/Lending-Closet.html

Donating used medical equipment to Rotary Clubs in Texas

 

Rotary Clubs are involved in huge amounts of charitable work, and are often looking for donations of some kind.

To locate a Rotary Club in your area is simple enough.The steps are laid out below –

Step 1/

Start here by clicking on the link below to be taken to the Rotary Club locator tool – 

https://my.rotary.org/en/club-search?only_rotaract=1

You will come to the webpage below.

Step 2/

In the text fields on the locator tool you need to enter –

 

  1. Meeting Location – I have just entered Austin, Texas, USA
  2. Club Type – Select “Rotary Club”

-just as I have done in the image below.

Step 3/

Once you click on the “search” button a list of all the Rotary Clubs in the Austin area will appear on the right of the search tool, just like in the image below.

Step/ 4

You should get a lot of clubs.

Now click on a club names in blue, which is indicated in the image below with the red arrows.

You will open a page with all the available information on the club you chose.

You can see the example below, with all the contacts, locations etc for the particular Rotary Club, and now you can just give them a call to find out if they are looking for gently used medical equipment, or if they know of another club which may be looking for donations.

Using Craigslist and other online ad listings to donate used medical equipment

 

You can also use craigslist, or another online listing site, to offer a item of medical equipment for free.

You will need to decide whether, or not, you want to make the donation a “pick up only”, deliver it yourself or ship it.

With Craigslist you will be able “create a posting” for a local area, so you can make it available for just for people in that area, making it easy for you to deliver it to somewhere near to you, or have the person you giving it to meet you somewhere.

Two points here though –

1) As you probably don’t know the person you are donating your item to, you may not want them coming to your home. So, I would charge for shipping, or if the person is local to where you live, you can arrange a meet with them somewhere or deliver it to their home.

2) You will want to create a throwaway email address just for this listing. This is to avoid your regular private email from getting inundated with spam.

 

Here are some sites with classified listings on which you can donate medical equipment –

 

  • Craigslist
  • Ebay
  • Freecycle
  • UsedHME.com

How to post a donation in your local area on Craigslist

 

Step 1/

Type into the your search engine “craigslist + your local city, county or state”, and as you see below, as I typed in “craigslist texas”.

Step 2/

If you chose Texas, as I did, craigslist will ask you to then pick a town or city, which you see below.

If you had typed in your town, or city, directly in the first place you would just go straight to the step.

Step 3/

You will next arrive on the page below.

In the top left hand corner under “craigslist” click on “create a posting”.

Step 4/

The following window you come to will ask you to select a type of posting – you have to choose “for sale by owner” and then press continue.

Step 5/

Next,  you will be asked to pick a category from a long list – you need to choose “free stuff”,  as you are donating your equipment, and then press continue.

Step 6/

Finally, you come to where you will write your posting, and you’ll have a few options for contact details – do not give your telephone or address, and give a “throwaway” email just for the posting, rather than your main private email so that you avoid getting loads of spam emails.

Once the posting is written, you just follow the process adding your photo of the item, and agreeing to the terms and conditions.

You will also get verification emails making sure that the email address you gave is really yours etc.

How to post a donation with UsedHME.com

 

Used Home Medical Equipment is a “free listing service where people can, buy sell or donate.”

The service is free and works by zip code, so that people near to you will see your advertisement.

Just remember in the following process of listing your donation, don’t give your normal private email, create a new one just for this, as it will avoid you getting loads of spam mail.

 Step 1/

Go to the website –

http://usedhme.com

Step 2/

Select the primary menu navigation button – ” List/Sell Equipment”

Step 3/

That will take you to this page, where you need to fill out your contact info

Step 4/

Your state where you are donating and the zip code

Step 5/

At this point you have two ways of donating with your equipment –

 

  • the equipment is actually sold and you donate the money from the sale to a charity of your choice, or
  • you donate your piece of equipment to someone

 

In the image below you will see I have selected “Donate” highlighted in blue in the Ad type selection box, and directly below it you can see the option for “Free”.

You will need to select one of these two options depending on how you wish to donate your equipment.

Both of the options are for free listings on the site.

Next select the type of equipment you are donating from the drop-down  “Select type of Equipment” menu, and to enter an asking price and give details of the model and condition of your item.

In the second image below, you will see that I have selected wheelchair and entered 150$ as the asking price.

To donate the actual piece of equipment directly to another person

You need to select “Free” in the text field “Ad Type“.

Next, select your type of equipment from the equipment menu and the list the “Asking Price” as “0$”.

Add your item model number, age and condition into the details field.

I have done it in the image below.

This ad will work like any advertised listing – if someone is interested in receiving your donation they will contact you personally, and you will then organize the “drop-off” or “pick-up” of the equipment with that person.

The website does not get involved.

Step 7/

Now hit “Submit Ad“, and you are done ! You will be contacted when there is a customer just like in a newspaper ad.

 

What about photos

Now, you are probably wondering where you add photos of your donation – You don’t.

Because these advertised listings are free, there is nowhere to add an image.

If you want to add an image you can use their paid services.

Where to donate used medical equipment near me

 

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

 

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

 

 

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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