Lending Hands is a medical equipment loan program and loan closet in Michigan lending home medical equipment for free for up to 9 months in the Michigan counties of Allegan, Northern Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo (including Hickory Corners), St. Joseph and Van Buren in Southwest Michigan.
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Tax-Free IRA Charitable Donations 2014 -- Donate today to help Lending Hands to help others. Tax-free IRA withdrawals for charity: With this measure, anyone over 70-1/2 may take tax-free distributions of up to $100,000 from a traditional IRA if the money is distributed directly to an eligible charity. While retirees can't also take a deduction for that contribution, the money won't count as income. So it won't hurt when it comes to other taxes, such as those imposed on Social Security benefits when income exceeds a certain level.
Holiday Closing Times -- Thursday, Dec. 25th - CLOSED, Friday, Dec. 26th - CLOSED and Saturday, Dec. 27th - CLOSED. Thursday, Jan. 1st - CLOSED, Friday, Jan. 2nd - CLOSED and Saturday, Jan. 3rd - CLOSED.
NOTICE: Lending Hands is not accepting equipment donations of 4-Wheel Walkers w/seats, Commodes, Hospital Beds, Scooters, Hoyer Lifts, Breathing Equipment or Electric Wheelchairs. We Need -- Bath Transfer Benches, Shower Chairs, Reachers, Dressing Sticks, Sock-aides, 2-Wheel Walkers, Walking Canes and Bariatric Wheelchairs (for people over 300 pounds). Crutches are being accepted to give to a group for use at a hospital in Guatemala.
Our 7 county service area is Allegan, Northern Berrien, Cass, Calhoun, Kalamazoo (including Hickory Corners), St. Joseph and Van Buren counties. Lending Hands will no longer provide equipment to those living outside our 7 counties service area.
To locate a loan program in your area go to www.loanclosets.org for Michigan, Northern Indiana and Wisconsin.
The mission of Lending Hands is to lend various kinds of home medical and other related equipment, for free and on a temporary basis, to anyone living in our service area without regard to age, race, sex, creed, income or disability.
Lending Hands is an all- volunteer Michigan nonprofit social service organization located in Portage, Michigan, lending home medical equipment, for free for up to 9 months, to residents of the Southwest Michigan counties of Allegan, northern Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo (including Hickory Corners), St. Joseph and Van Buren counties and beyond. Lending Hands of Michigan is a 501-c-3 tax-exempt organization.
Following is a listing of home medical equipment loaned out by Lending Hands. Our equipment inventory includes, bath benches, bath tub rails, bed rails, canes, commodes, crutches, dressing sticks, hi-rise toilet seats, hospital overbed tables, IV stands, leg lifts, reachers, shoe horns, shower stools, sock-aides, transport chairs, walkers and wheelchairs.
NOTE: Some items have limited quantities, please call in advance of your pickup. We hold equipment for no more than 72 hours. We do not have hospital beds, scooters, lift chairs, knee walkers or electric wheelchairs.
Location: 5350 Ivanhoe Ct., Portage, MI 49002
Monday, Wednesday & Friday -- 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Thursday -- 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Saturday -- 9:00 A.M. to Noon
Closed Tuesday, Sunday and holidays.
Hours noted on Google are not correct.
Lending Hands is primarily funded by individuals, along with community groups, churches, service clubs, companies and foundations.
Make a financial investment in Lending Hands, today. Help Lending Hands to continue to help others.
To make a financial donation, please call 269-567-4381.
Lending Hands accepts donations of the same equipment we lend out. To make a donation of equipment, please call Lending Hands at 269-567-4381. Donated equipment should be clean and in working condition. We do not accept hospital beds, scooters, 2-wheel walkers, crutches, lift chairs or electric wheelchairs.
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Lending Hands of Michigan, Inc. ·
5350 Ivanhoe Ct., Portage, MI 49002