Not accepted Items

For our program to work properly, we must decline the donation of certain medical equipment and supplies. We try to accept as much as we can but our storage space is limited.

The ReCARES Network currently does not accept:

  • Knee/back/arm/leg braces
  • Pharmaceuticals & IV fluids and supplies
  • Feeding supplements
  • Tube feeding supplies
  • Needles, syringes
  • Ostomy supplies
  • Drainage supplies
  • Urinary supplies
  • Oxygen Tanks

Sometimes, our volunteers might still reject “commonly accepted” items when you bring them to the site. We understand that this might be frustrating, but we ask you to understand that these decisions are made in order to better serve our operations. There are many reasons why we can’t accept them right now, such as:

  • Storage Space
  • Overstock
  • Little demand or no takers
  • Safety or hygiene-related concerns

Please, help us help by respecting these restrictions. You can click here to learn about other organizations that might accept the items we don’t take.