Redistribute Medical Supplies

“The surplus from our health system could be used to heal patients and help physicians
in the poorest, most desperate parts of the world. The problem is gathering it together
and getting it to where it’s needed.” In the United States each year, fully functional
medical items valued at more than $200 million are directed to landfills or incinerators.
At the same time, over 1.2 billion people in the world live on $1 a day. Hundreds of
millions suffer from chronic hunger and a severe lack of medical supplies. 

(Source: TheAmerican Medical Association)

The Goal

Volunteers collect, inventory, and stage donated items in a storage facility, after which they are distributed to our healthcare operations locally and abroad.

 At iHelp, we try to find energy efficient and sustainable methods of accomplishing our larger mission and executing our projects. We take a strong stance against creating unnecessary waste and increasing pollution with indiscrimate disposal of reusable medical equipment. Rather, we believe they should be employed in life-saving measures elsewhere. To accomplish this, we redistribute medical supplies from hospitals and facilities in the United States, to underserved areas around the world. We assist health care facilities in repurposing used or overstocked medical supplies and providing critical medical supplies to low resource communities.

Durable Equipment

iHelp accepts a wide range of durable equipment including wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds, EKG machines, defibrillators, Ultrasounds and other larger medical grade equipment. To donate such items, please speak with staff via phone or email (above) to discuss. Staff may request that you email a photo of the equipment in question prior to donating Items with broken/missing parts. Several items that are frequently requested rarely come through our doors as donations.

You can help us fill this critical gap by purchasing items directly from our marketplace “wish list” list.

If you wish to donate supplies, reach out to us with the link below.

What We Accept

  • Masks (surgical n95)

  • Urinalysis

  • Ultrasound and ultrasound gel 

  • Tongue Depressor 

  • Bandages 

  • Antibiotic Ointment 

  • Alcohol prep pads

  • Stethoscopes

  • Otoscopes

  • Ophthalmoscope

  • Penlights 

  • Medical Gloves

  • Lidocaine 

  • Vitamins 

  • Tourniquet

  • Thermometer 

  • Pulse ox

  • Electronic Devices

  • Pregnancy Tests 

  • Urine Cups 

  • Sutures 

  • Statins

  • Bicarbonate 

  • Diuretics

  • ACE inhibitors

  • Water Purification Tablets and Devices

  • Malaria Test Kits

  • COVID-19 Tests 

  • Strep Tests

Non-Medical Donations We Are Seeking

  • Used Electronics (Tablets, Laptops, Smartphones)
  • Deflated soccer balls
  • toys
  • clothes
  • solar power
  • tarps
  • pencils
  • portable batteries
  • education material (spanish, english)
  • arts and craft stuff (crayons, color books, paint, pencils)
  • high density nutrition
  • sanitation station
  • Glasses
  • soap
  • Tablets
  • water filters
  • iodine tablets
  • UV water purifier
  • women hygiene supplies
  • iron supplements
  • fiber supplements
  • exercise equipment
  • brian games for elderly
  • Clothing
  • Food
  • Socks & Underwear (New)


We Cannot Accept

  • Expired Items (date printed on the individual item)
  • Dialysis equipment/supplies
  • Home health safety equipment (shower bench/etc)
  • Adult incontinence briefs
  • Most x-ray related equipment
  • Items with broken/missing parts