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, Wood Crutches, Hospital Beds, Braces, Boots, Slings,  Lift Chairs, Hoyer Lifts, Breathing Equipment (CPAP), 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, Knee Scooters and Bariatric Wheelchairs (for people over 300 pounds).  We also accept Adult Diapers.


     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 county service area.

      To locate a loan program in your area click on your state: Michigan,    Northern-Indiana Illinois 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, leg lifts, reachers, shoe horns, shower stools, sock-aides, transport chairs, walkers, wheelchairs and knee scooters (3 month loan ONLY for Knee Scooters)

NOTE: Some items have limited quantities. We hold equipment for 5 days before it is returned to  inventory. We do not have hospital beds, exercise bikes, lift chairs, or electric wheelchairs.


How to contact Lending Hands

Location: 2403 Helen Ave., Portage, MI 49002

Telephone: 269-567-4381

E-mail Us: info@lendinghandsmi.org

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.

In observance of Memorial Day, Lending Hands will be closed at Noon on Friday, May 24 and will reopen on Wednesday May 29 @ 9:00am.

Lending Hands does NOT  Pick-Up or Deliver.




How we are funded:

Lending Hands is primarily funded by individuals, along with community groups, churches, service clubs, companies and foundations.


To make a financial donation please click on tne donate button at the top of the page or mail to 2403 Helen Avenue Portage Michigan 49002.



We Accept Donated Home Medical Equipment

Lending Hands accepts donations of durable medical equipment . Donated equipment should be clean and in working condition. We do not accept hospital beds, crutches, lift chairs, breathing equipment, or electric wheelchairs.


Restoring Lives, Providing Comfort and Sharing Social Responsibility

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