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TRCIL has donated durable medical equipment (DME) available for a small fee, to people with disabilities.  There is no charge for equipment for Veterans.

Individuals who need home medical equipment and who have limited insurance coverage and/or limited financial resources can get items we have in stock through a REUTILIZATION program called “Into New Hands”.  Into New Hands was started by several Pittsburgh area social service agencies and health care institutions. Our goal is to reutilize equipment from those who have it and no longer need it to those who need it and do not have it.

Since its beginning, this program has distributed equipment to an average of three hundred (300) individuals per year valued at $70,000 per year.  Those individuals who donate equipment receive a receipt for a tax deductible charitable donation for the value of the items donated.

Types of equipment distributed may include (but are not limited to):

  • Walkers

  • Reachers

  • Elevated Toilet Seats

  • Wheelchairs (Manual or Power)

  • Over-the-bed Tables

  • Tub Rails

  • Grab Bars

  • Hoyer Lifts

  • Bedside Commodes

  • Canes

ELIGIBILITY:

Individuals who do not have insurance coverage for devices are eligible to receive pre-owned equipment.  For those under age 18, specific items may not be furnished unless a written prescription is furnished (i.e. a wheelchair which requires specific adaptations).

If specific types of equipment are provided, the person under 18 must be assessed by a qualified therapist.

All requests are considered on an individual basis.  All items are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT:

Tax deductible donations may be made payable to:

TRCIL- Into New Hands Program

901 Pennsylvania Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

For questions or to donate equipment call 412-371-7700 ext. 136, TTY 412-371-6230 or email Cindy Williams at cwilliams@trcil.org