Federated Charities is no longer accepting any equipment donations.
The medical equipment loan closet will be closing its doors after more than 50 years in the community on July 1, 2019.
Federated Charities has made the difficult decision to focus efforts on our primary mission, which is to provide strategic resources and services to nonprofits in Frederick. There is always sadness associated with dissolving organizations or services and the decision to end the services of the loan closet was not easy nor was it undertaken without community input and considerable effort to preserve its services with another organization.
Individuals who need a piece of equipment may still call our organization until June 30th and will be given items that we have available...with no need to return it to us. Our staff are contacting people who have already borrowed equipment as well. Items remaining in the closet will be distributed to a variety of community service agencies who maintain informal inventories.
If you need to borrow a piece of equipment or have equipment to donate after July 1st, please contact Maryland 211 to help you find a home for your generous gift.
The Beverly A. Sharrer Medical Equipment Loan Closet has loaned out thousands of pieces of equipment, representing hundreds of thousands of dollars of cost savings associated with medical care over the past half century and we're extremely proud of this portion of our legacy. Thank you to everyone for all your support.
Until July 1st, staff are available 10:00-2:00 Monday, Thursday and Friday (301-662-1561, xt 101) to arrange for medical equipment. PLEASE call in advance and speak to the Loan Closet Coordinator to arrange for equipment pick up.
Federated Charities is no longer accepting any donations of medical equipment. Please contact Maryland 211 for an alternative organization that will benefit from your generosity.