Durable Medical Equipment Recycling Program

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. 

We are open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am - 5pm. Please call to make an appointment.


man receiving wheelchair from equipment recycling program

Contact DC Shares to receive or donate equipment
1301 Belmont St, NW
Phone: 202-332-2595

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.  Equipment is distributed on a first come first serve basis

Please call us to make an appointment before coming to pick up or drop off equipment, 202-332-2595. 

Unfortunately we do not deliver equipment.  All items must be picked up at the DC Shares office.

If you cannot come to the DC SHARES office a representative may pick up the equipment for you.  The representative can be a family member, social worker, physical therapist or rehab counselor.

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 (also serves as proof of income)

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

Free large workstation at DC Shares

This is a dual-level workstation with a crank height adjuster.  The desk is 72”W x 36"D.  It is currently located at DC Shares and will need to be picked up.  (It is heavy and will require a van or truck and two people) .

If you know of anyone that could benefit from this desk, please contact Alicia at 202- 547-0198  ex 134. 

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DC Shares logo which is 3 red arrows going in a circleDC 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. 

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.

 220 I St. NE, Suite 130
Washington DC 20002

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