How to donate used medical equipment in South County this weekend

How to donate used medical equipment in South County this weekend

Donations are requested for the annual Healthcare Equipment Collection Drive at seven different drop-off locations in the metro area hosted by the not-for-profit St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (St. Louis HELP). The locations are new this year, including a South County dropoff site that has moved to a new location at Assumption Church on Mattis Road.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at the seven drop-off locations identified below. 

St. Louis HELP makes free loans of refurbished healthcare devices to anyone, including people disabled by injury, illness or surgery; those awaiting insurance approval; people whose own equipment is being repaired; visitors to St. Louis; terminally ill persons; and caregivers.

St. Louis HELP seeks donations of manual wheelchairs, shower chairs, tub transfer benches, canes, crutches, walkers, Rollators (seated walkers), grab bars, elevated toilet seats, portable commodes, lift chairs, seating cushions/back supports, folding ramps, diapers/ bed pads and Invacare brand-only electric hospital beds – these items only, please.

St. Louis HELP founder and Executive Director Laura Singer said in a news release, “‘Recycle, Revitalize, Redistribute’ is our motto.” All donated items are inspected and cleaned before available for free loans. For all requests for equipment and information regarding equipment donations, call St. Louis HELP at 314-240-0796. For more information, call or visit the website

Equipment donations made to St. Louis HELP are tax deductible.  

A one-minute public service video that showcases St. Louis HELP can be viewed on YouTube here:

Here are the seven drop-off locations:

• Assumption Catholic Church (South County), 4725 Mattis Road, 63128

• Webster Groves City Hall, 4 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, 63119

• New Covenant Church, 1401 Timberlake Manor Parkway, Chesterfield, 63017

• James J. Eagan Center, 1 James J. Eagan Drive, Florissant, 63033

• St. Charles County Government (Recycling Center), 60 Triad Drive

• Urgent Care Parking Lot, 8612 Olive Boulevard, Olivette, 63132

• St. Louis HELP City Location, 6546 Manchester Road, 63139