Serving Families of the Valley
Mission Central Children’s Clothes Closet Equipment for Caring


  Serving Families of the Valley

Mission Central
Children’s Clothes Closet
Equipment for Caring

Equipment for Caring

Many types of medical equipment to borrow: walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, hoyer lifts, shower chairs, and canes just to name a few.



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Loaner program steps up to fill gap with medical equipment

Our Story

"Equipment for Caring" is a medical equipment closet that opened in 2015. Through research, we realized there was a need for readily available used, durable medical equipment, so we were inspired to start this program to better serve our community. Our equipment is gently used and donated by businesses and individuals within Harrisonburg and the surrounding counties. All equipment is cleaned upon receipt and safety checks are performed before they are loaned out. We also provide adult diapers, pull-ups, and skin/wound care products. Monetary donations are used, as needed, to repair equipment or purchase adult care supplies.

We are always seeking volunteers! Opportunities include cleaning and repairing equipment as well as helping serve customers during hours of operation.

Mount Tabor United Methodist Church

8335 North Valley Pike near Lacey Spring on Rt. 11
Harrisonburg, VA

Correspondence/Mailing Address/Monetary Donations:

Mission Central - Equipment for Caring
P O Box 2026
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: 540-404-1159

Hours Open: Monday 5-7 PM, Thursdays 9-11 AM

Items in our inventory that may be available at the
Mount Tabor United Methodist Church location:

Durable Medical Equipment

  • Standard & Transport Wheelchairs
  • Bedside Commodes
  • Toilet Seat Risers
  • Bath Benches / Shower Seats & stools
  • A variety of walkers
  • Canes and Crutches
  • Nebulizers with tubing
  • Hospital beds
  • Shower chair
  • Hoyer lift
Assistive Devices
  • Grabbers,  Sock Assist, leg lifters
    • Chair cushions
    • Slings
    • Walker attachments
    • Cloth incontinent pads
    • Divided plates
    • Pill organizers or boxes
    • Blood pressure monitors
Free Disposable Accessories
  • Briefs & pads
    • O2  and nebulizer Tubing
    • Gauze, bandages
We cannot accept or loan these items:
              Walking boots or shoes
              Equipment requiring a prescription or a medical specialist to supervise ie. CPAP/BiPAP machines

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who can use your medical equipment?
A. There is no age, disability, or residency restrictions to take a loan from our closet. No prescriptions are required.

Q. How does a person go about getting these items from you?
A. Items can be picked up at Equipment for Caring, Mount Tabor UMC, 8335 North Valley Pike, Harrisonburg, VA Mondays 5-7 PM or Thursdays 9-11 AM. Please call 540-404-1159 if you have questions. Please do not leave items outside our doors “after hours”

Q. Why do I need to sign a contract?
A. A signed legal document informs the borrower that all our equipment may be a used item and releases us of liability for the loan of the equipment.

Q. How long can I keep the equipment?
A. We offer short-term loans for three months or less. If you are finished with it before, please return it so someone else may use it if needed. If you need the equipment longer, please contact us to discuss this and possibly extend the time of your loan agreement.

Q. Is there a cost?
A. We offer these items to the community at no cost, and we welcome tax-deductible donations to assist with our costs.

Interested in Learning More?
We would be happy to come talk to your civic group, church, or organization to tell you more about our program. We want many people to benefit from this service.

Do you have medical equipment or related items in your closet, attic, or basement that is simply taking up space and is no longer needed?

Please consider giving it new use and life by donating it to the Equipment for Caring medical equipment loaner program. Our ongoing goal is to collect donated medical equipment to restock.