Welcome To ReCARES!

In order to be mindful of COVID-19 safety precautions, please wear a mask upon visiting and throughout your visit, and please be mindful of social distancing guidelines while waiting. Thank you.

ReCARES is Collecting, Redistributing and encouraging Reuse.

Three Bay Area sites collect and redistribute donations of clean, gently used medical equipment and unused home health care supplies each week. These are provided free of charge to those in need who visit our sites. Please see our Donor and Recipient FAQs for more information, or to leave us a message call the numbers below:

510-251-2273  –  Oakland – Entrance via Garage behind the church on 27th St – GoogleMap link
415-487-5405  –  San Francisco
415-388-8198  –  Marin County,  http://marinmer.org/

Maps for Oakland Location

Entrance on 27th St via Parking lot to the Garage

Entrance on 27th St via Parking lot to the Garage









Bay Area Newspaper Group Article
“Making lives better by recycling medical equipment”

By Dr. Kate Scannell
Years ago, a patient was slowly wheeled into my examination room by her two laboring adult daughters. The patient’s wheelchair creaked and thumped as it rolled through the doorway — clearly an antique, and clearly an aerobic workout for her panting daughters. “The wheel’s broken,” one daughter explained. “We can’t find anyone who knows how to replace it, and we can’t afford a new chair.”
Later, during a private moment with the patient, she told me . . .

Click here to read the entire article.