ReCARES is a small volunteer-run environmental and community service non-profit organization. We aim to increase access to medical equipment and supplies while reducing unnecessary environmental waste.
We collect donations of clean, gently used medical equipment and supplies, then redistribute them for free to seniors, people with disabilities, and other individuals in need.
Support our mission:
ReCARES serves over 5,000 people a year and distributes more than 10,000 items ranging from wheelchairs to adult incontinence supplies and personal care items throughout the Bay Area. By doing so, we have kept tons of medical waste from going to landfills.
Fridays, 12 PM-4 PM
2619 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612.
In the underground parking lot behind the 1st Presbyterian Church. Entrance via 27th St. GoogleMap link
Thursdays, 10 AM-3 PM.
63 Dorland Street, San Francisco, CA 94110.
Wednesdays, 11 AM-2 PM
3100 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael, CA 94901
To learn more, please visit their website www.marinmer.org
Before calling any of our locations, please read our website carefully to learn more about how to donate/receive equipment and supplies. All our phone numbers are voicemail only. If this is an emergency, call 911.
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- ReCARES Oakland: Short-staffed on 02/17ReCARES Oakland will be very short-staffed on Friday 02/17/2023. Please be kind to the volunteers who show up and be patient. We also have a shortage of pull-up briefs (all sizes) and bed pads.If you have pull-up briefs/depends or bed pads to donate, please bring them to our site during …
- ReCARES Oakland: Currently NOT accepting donations of…We have received so many donations of regular walkers, crutches, and commodes that we currently CANNOT accept more. Not one, nor two. Please check again in a couple of weeks. Our staff is working hard in finding organizations that might be able to receive this excess inventory. If you work, …
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- ReCARES San Francisco will be open on ThanksgivingAs every Thanksgiving day, the ReCARES team in San Francisco will be there this Thursday, November 24th. The only change is that the site will close at 2 PM. Thanks to all the volunteers who decided to spend this Holiday helping the community ♥