Equipment Recycling Program

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1301 Belmont St, NW
Phone: 202-332-2595
frice@uls-dc.org

To receive durable medical equipment through DC SHARES a person must be a resident of the District of Columbia and have an income level of less than $20,000 per year. 

DC SHARES provides durable medical equipment to those in need - free of charge.  

Please call or e-mail DC SHARES to make an appointment before coming into the office! 

image of man receiving a gurney chair from DC Shares

DC Shares provides durable medical equipment (DME) such as: 

  • walkers
  • canes
  • crutches
  • bedside commodes
  • grab bars
  • dressing aides
  • toilet safety frames
  • reachers
  • shower chairs
  • transfer benches
  • manual wheelchairs

**Availability of equipment varies daily and is based on what is donated and is distributed on a first come first serve basis.

Unfortunately we do not deliver equipment.  All items must be picked up at the DC Shares office located at 1301 Belmont St. NW, Suite 1D, Washington, DC 20009. 

If you cannot come to the DC SHARES office a representative may pick up the equipment for you.  Please call us to make an appointment before coming to pick up or drop off equipment.  The representative can be a family member, social worker, physical therapist, rehab counselor, etc.

When you or your representative visit the DC Shares office, please bring proof of residency AND proof of income. 

Proof of Residency:
o    government-issued I.D. with a DC address
o    a copy of a lease
o    utility bill in your name  
o    DC Medicaid Card

Proof of Income:
o    Social Security Award Letter
o    Check Stub
o    Last year’s tax return
o    DC Housing Voucher

**A DC Medicaid Card serves as proof of both income and residency. 

 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

DC SHARES NEEDS YOU!  We have a job for anyone who is willing to give about 2-4 hours of time per week to help our program grow and succeed.  Everyone works together to complete a task in a low key no pressure environment. 
 
We need volunteers for clerical and technical or mechanical duties and for driving and/or donation pick-up. Shifts are flexible and will be based on when you are available, Monday, Wednesday or Friday. 

The DC Shares program can only be successful with community support.  By giving your time and efforts to volunteer, you will help another DC neighbor or family in need.

Please contact Frank at 202-332-2595 or email frice@uls-dc.org.  Your help will be greatly appreciated.

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