It’s simple. When you donate your stuff to Goodwill®, you create opportunities for individuals in your community looking to find a job and build skills, including veterans and military families, single mothers and many others.
Follow these three steps to donate used medical equipment to Goodwill
Step 1: Gather Your Stuff
If you are an individual who has unused medical supplies or lightly used medical equipment to donate, then please gather them together.
Step 2: Give Them a Look Over
Donating items that are in working condition, contain all of their pieces and parts, and are free of stains and rips is the best way to ensure that your goods do the most good. We accept most home medical equipment- such Bath Chairs & Benches, Bed Rails, Canes, Commodes, Crutches, Chairs, Lift chair with recline function, Geri Chair with recline function, foot rest & tray table, Hip Chair, Straight Chair with two arms, Children’s walkers, standers, feeding chairs, wheelchairs, tumbleforms, tricycles, etc., Cushions, Wedges, Rolls, Positioning Pillows, Seat & Back, Eating, Dressing, Bathing Aides, Reacher / Long handled Shoe Horn / Sock Aid / Button Hook / Zipper Pull, Exercise Equipment – only small or lightweight items accepted, Hand & Ankle Weights, Pedal Exerciser, Exercise Balls, Bands & Door Pulleys, Mats & Small Exercise Tables, Grab Bars, Tub Clamps & Safety Rails (bath), Hospital, Patient Lifts (AKA: Hoyer lift with mesh or canvas sling), Portable Ramps, Shower Chairs & Benches (bath), Transfer Benches (bath), Transfer Board or Sliding Board, Trapeze Bars (freestanding & attach to bed), Traveler Chair or Companion Wheelchair, Tray Tables (rolling table that goes over bed for meals), Walkers, Walker Baskets & Pouches, Wheelchairs, manual & motorized (all types), Scooters, motorized, Vehicle Lifts (for wheelchair or scooter). For the items that we don’t accept, refer to our Donate Medical Equipment page.
Please refer to https://www.goodwillhomemedical.org/equipment-donation for the detailed list of accepted items.
Step 3: Call us to schedule a pickup
Currently, we serve Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia area. To know more about donate medical equipment program, please go to https://www.goodwillhomemedical.org/ and call the number on the website to schedule a pickup.
Benefits of donating medical supplies
1. Save Money
a. All donations are tax deductible per IRS law.
b. Save money by eliminating disposal costs.
2. Go Green
a. Reduce landfill waste.
3. Help the Community
a. Help the people who need your donated equipment but cannot afford to buy from open market.
b. Proceeds from the sale of donated medical supplies and equipment fund job training programs for people with disabilities and disadvantages so they can become competitively employed in our communities.
What Is My Donation Worth?
All of Goodwill’s donation centers are staffed by company representatives to issue donors receipts for tax purposes. It is also recommended that donors keep itemized lists of their donations. The Internal Revenue Service allows a deduction for each item, but the donor determines each item’s value. Generally, an item’s value should be based on fair market value – what the item would sell for in a thrift store. For more information on charitable deductions or determining the value of your donations, please visit www.irs.gov or www.CharityDeductions.com.
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