Wheelchair (and other med equipment) Donations
Organizations that donate equipment internationally:
Ability Found
Attn: Ernest Robison Ph.D.
5236 S. Greenpine Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
1-877-231-4567 Toll-free
801-505-0529 phone
Helps individuals with disabilities (who are in financial need) purchase equipment such as power wheelchairs, power scooters, manual wheelchairs with custom seating, handicapped vans, walkers, gait trainers, standing frames, bath equipment, continence supplies, braces hospital beds and pressure relieving mattresses. Please contact Ability Found for details on qualifying for their assistance.
Free Wheelchair Mission
They accept monetary donations to manufacture wheelchairs which are donated through religious missions to people in Third World countries.
Gildardo Davila
Tijuana B.C. Mexico
Davila works with the Tijuana Quadriplegic Association and repairs power wheelchairs for free.
The Wheelchair Project
3707 Turfway Ct.
Indianapolis, IN 46228
(317) 536-5219
They provide wheelchairs to those who cannot afford or qualify for wheelchairs in the United States, as well as in developing nations.
Roc Wheels
301 Gallatin Park Dr
Bozeman, Montana 59715
Phone/Fax #: 406 556 8065
Provides wheelchairs to children in developing countries including Iraq.
UCP Wheels For Humanity
12750 Raymer Street, Unit 4
North Hollywood, CA 91605
Phone (818) 255-0100
Wheelchair Foundation  
(877) 378-3839 Toll Free
Whirlwind Wheelchair International  
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, SCI 251
San Francisco, CA 94132-4163
Phone: (415) 338-6277
Organizations that donate equipment within the U.S. only:
Back in Action
The Assistive Technology Advocacy Center in the New Jersey Protection & Advocacy office has a database of available used equipment from private donors. They can refer consumers to donors listed in the database. Their phone numbers are: (800) 342-5832 and (609) 292-9742.
Darrell Gwynn Foundation: Wheelchair Donations
4850 SW 52 St.
Davie, FL 33314
(954) 792-7223 x112
FREE (Foundation for Rehabilitation Equipment & Endowment)
P.O. Box 8873
Roanoke, VA 24014
(540) 777-4929
Serves residents of Western and Southside Virginia areas. Provides rehabilitative equipment to those who cannot get equipment otherwise.
Equipment includes: wheelchairs, hospital beds, canes, ramps, walkers, prosthetics and orthotics, scooters, power chairs, bathroom equipment.
Jay DeLeon
Los Angeles area
(323) 313-7123
Bilingual (English/Spanish) fixes wheelchairs. Call for prices.
Rotary International
(866) 976-8279 (U.S. and Canada)
Senior Wheels USA
1-(800) 246-6010
Provides free power wheelchairs and scooters to seniors with disabilities who qualify. Invacare provide the wheelchairs and Pride Mobility provides the scooters.
Wheelchair Net: Funding for Wheelchairs
RERC on Wheelchair Transportation Safety
Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology
University of Pittsburgh
2310 Jane Street, Suite 1300
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2212
Telephone: 412.586-6908
The Wheelchair RecyclerDavid Heim
60 Carver Hill Rd.
Marlboro, MA 01752
Phone 508-460-6328
Heim accepts used power wheelchairs, refurbishes them and distributes them to newly disabled people. He accepts them from all over the U.S. Contact Heim for shipping instructions.
Wheelchair Recycling Program
(262) 439-8248
Offices in Wisconsin
Transverse Myelitis Association’s Equipment Swap Forum
for exchanging or giving away equipment for free.
Organizations that provide information on equipment, not the actual equipment:
Silver Cross
Provides free information and comparisons to enable the consumer to make the correct choice for themselves. Equipment they cover includes recycled and new stair lifts, ceiling lifts, scooters.

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