About Lending Hands 


Board of Directors--2019:

Board Chair – Julie VanderNoot

Board Vice Chair – Art Roberts

Secretary –  Jay Asher

Treasurer- Dan Storey R.N.

Director- John Hilliard

Director - Tracy Hatch

Director - Kelly Quardokas

Director --Tim Stowers

Director-Kim Middleton

Director- Lisa Carriveau

Director- Amanda Lemmer

Anne Zemlick R.N. Director

Ex-offico & Executive Director – Lucinda M. Stinson, MPA



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.


Our Goals:

  • Provide quality service to those in need.
  • Give thanks and good will to our donors.
  • Provide care, recognition and support to our volunteers.
  • Build lasting relationships with our communities.


     Since our start in 2005 Lending Hands has served over 25,000 clients with over 40,000 pieces of medical equipment. Since our start in 2005, we have saved our clients, the health care system and various entitlement programs over $10 Million in out-of-pocket expenses.  Volunteers have contributed over 70,000 hours of service.  In 2018 we saved Kalamazoo County over $700,000.


Restoring Lives, Providing Comfort and Sharing Social Responsibility

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