Lending Hands is a medical equipment loan program and loan closet in Michigan lending home medical equipment for free for up to 7 months in the Michigan counties of Allegan, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo (including Hickory Corners), St. Joseph and Van Buren in Southwest Michigan.

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     NOTICE:  Lending Hands is not accepting equipment donations of  2-Wheel Walkers, Crutches, Hospital Beds, Shower Stools, Braces, Boots, Slings, Commodes, Diapers, Lift Chairs, Scooters, Hoyer Lifts, Breathing Equipment, Tubing or Electric Wheelchairs. 

     We Need -- 4-Wheel Walker w/seat, Shower Chairs, Reachers, Sock-aides, Leg Lifters, Bath Transfer Benches, Hospital Bed Tables, Walking Canes and Bariatric Wheelchairs (for people over 300 pounds).  


     Our 6 county service area is Allegan, Cass, Calhoun, Kalamazoo (including Hickory Corners), St. Joseph and Van Buren counties.  Lending Hands will no longer provide equipment to those living outside our 6 counties service area.

      To locate a loan program in your area go to www.loanclosets.org for Michigan, Northern Indiana and Wisconsin.


      Our Mission:

      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.

Who We Are:

     Lending Hands is an all- volunteer Michigan nonprofit social service organization located in Portage, Michigan, lending home medical equipment, for free for up to 7 months, to residents of the Southwest Michigan counties of Allegan, 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.



Equipment loaned out:

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, exercise bikes, lift chairs, knee walkers or electric wheelchairs.


How to contact Lending Hands

Location: 2403 Helen Ave., Portage, MI 49002

Telephone: 269-567-4381

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Hours of Operation

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.




How we are funded:

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.


We Accept Donated Home Medical Equipment

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, 4-wheel walkers, 2-wheel walkers, crutches, lift chairs, breathing equipment, diapers or electric wheelchairs.


Restoring Lives, Providing Comfort and Sharing Social Responsibility

Lending Hands of Michigan, Inc. · 2403 Helen Ave., Portage, MI 49002