Welcome To ReCARES! OAKLAND - open Fridays noon to four; SF - open with social distancing; MARIN - Hours limited until further notice due to COVID-19 challenges

Our Oakland location is open for distribution from 12pm to 4pm on Fridays.

Unfortunately the Oakland storage is full, and we are temporarily not accepting donations at this site.

COVID precautions are still in effect, masks are required on-site.


Stay safe, wash your hands, wear a mask in public, and be careful to observe social distancing.

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.