HELP: Health Equipment Loan Program

We recycle donated durable medical equipment, restore the equipment, and loan it for reuse by any Durham County resident who needs it. For free.

We need you! HELP is looking for donations of time and volunteer hours, equipment, and money.

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Where and How to Make My Monetary Contribution?


Giving is easy! Project Access can accept online contributions via credit card or bank transfer at the Project Access donation page .

Please note under “Add Special Instructions to the Seller” that your donation is for HELP.

By Mail

If you prefer, you may send a check payable to Project Access of Durham County, with the notation “HELP” on the subject line.

Checks may be mailed to:

Project Access of Durham County
PO Box 15339
Durham, NC 27704

How It Works

We accept gently used durable medical equipment, refurbish it, sanitize it, make minor repairs, and then loan to Durham County residents in need.

All personnel receive training from a medical equipment professional in proper sanitization, assessment, and making minor repairs.

We accept small equipment such as:

  • Walkers
  • Wheelchairs
  • Bedside commodes
  • Canes
  • Tub Transfer Benches

Items and Resources

Where to Find Us

Download information: English or Español

The Scrap Exchange (enter through the front door)

Loans and Donations

Durham citizens can borrow equipment or bring their donations on Tuesdays from 11am - 3pm and Fridays from 2 - 6pm to the front door of The Scrap Exchange.

To borrow, please bring proof of residency in Durham County in one of these forms: driver's license, other picture ID or voter registration card, utility or medical bill, lease or residency letter from a shelter or alternative residence, car registration, or a pay stub with the name and address of the borrower.