Health Equipment Donations

Do you have used health equipment that may help someone in your community? 

Thank you for your interest in donating equipment to the Red Cross. The HELP program currently accepts equipment donations at designated offices in the following provinces:

NOTE: Equipment donations can no longer be accepted in Ontario.

Please be aware that we can only accept donations of items that we are able to loan, in good condition and less than 5 years old. In addition, we are no longer able to accept equipment that has no brand name on it.  

We are in need of the following types of items:

Hand on Wheelchair

  • Wheelchairs
  • Walkers, canes
  • Bath seats and benches
  • Commodes and toilet seats
  • Other durable medical equipment that is currently part of HELP inventory

Due to program limitations and /or government regulation, we cannot accept the following items:

  • Linens
  • Bandages
  • Urinary and incontinence supplies
  • Drugs
  • Furniture
  • Beds other than home-use hospital beds, which may be accepted in BC and Nova Scotia only

Equipment donations may be dropped off at our Health Equipment loan locations.  Due to space limitations, please phone ahead to ensure we can accept the item(s) at that location.

Tax receipts


Gift-in-kind tax receipts (based on current assessed value) are available for donated equipment. Please note, however, tax receipts are only permitted if equipment is assessed as Excellent or Good. If equipment has no brand name, is part of a recall, is missing parts, is not part of equipment loaned by HELP, or needs repair, a tax receipt cannot be issued.

If you would like a receipt, please make this clear at the time you make your donation.  Our volunteer or staff person will take down your name, address, phone number and other information required for CRA and CRC finance . 

  • Please allow up to 3 months for delivery of the tax receipt
  • If you have not received your tax receipt after 3 months please email
  • Please provide the following information in your email:
    •  the location where the equipment was donated
    •  the date it was donated
    • and the equipment you donated

Thank you for your support!

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