Ed Bobrow, a retired management consultant and professor, donates his late wife’s equipment and supplies. “I had become very emotionally attached to these items that had helped her in the last year of her life and throwing them in the garbage would be like throwing her in the garbage,” he explains. “It’s a real comfort to know that the things that helped her will comfort someone else. I know this would please Gloria a good deal and that feels important.”
Individual and Group Donations
Afya provides an opportunity for individuals, families and groups to donate medical equipment and supplies that were used to sustain the life of their loved one, or to aid in recovering from a medical procedure or illness. Please click here (link to Individual/Group donation pdf) to see a list of accepted items.
If you have a hospital bed that you would like to donate, please get in touch with Afya at (914) 920-5081.
You can take the supplies to our warehouse in Yonkers or to one of our drop-off locations in New York City or Westchester:
Plaza Jewish Community Chapel – 630 Amsterdam Ave. at 91st Drop off hours: M- F 8am – 3pm; (212) 796 – 4400 (ask for Stephanie).
East End Temple – 245 East 17th Drop off hours: M-Thur. 9am – 5pm; (212) 477 – 6444 (ask for Sharon).
New Life Community Health Center – 82-10 Queens Boulevard, Elmhurst. (718) 565 – 9844 (ask for Dave Jennings).
ARC of Westchester – 567 Yonkers Avenue. Drop off hours: M-F 9:30 – 3; (914) 963 – 1600 (ask for Tim, Mark or Benny).
ARC of Westchester – 12 Greenridge Avenue, White Plains. Drop off hours: M-F 9:30 – 3; (914) 428 – 4997 (ask for Clarence or Milly).
ARC of Westchester – 10 Country Center Road, White Plains. Drop off hours: M-F 9:30 – 3; (914) 468 – 2424 (ask for Adele or Alan).
Ossining – 183 Cedar Lane, Ossining. (914) 923 – 9209 (ask for Anne).
Closed shoes (sneakers)
Soccer and kickballs
Reusable water bottles
Air mattresses + pumps
IV solutions (unopened)
Blood pressure cuffs
Baby beanies (hats)
Soap, shampoo, and other
personal hygiene items
(full or hotel size)
Hospitals, Medical Centers, Nursing Homes and Medical Practioners
We recover supplies from most major medical centers in the New York Metro area. (Click here for hospital donation guidelines) for a detailed list of the supplies that we accept.
We recover supplies in three general categories:
Equipment and durables that work but are being replaced with newer technology;
Dead inventory/ consumables that are still within expiration date and not damaged;
Operating Room or Medical Floor consumables that were not contaminated during surgery or medical care (e.g. those that were on the back table in surgery and never used or bedside unused medical supplies).
To donate durables/ equipment
Items must be in decent working order, safe for use, reasonably clean and in acceptable physical appearance;
Provide dated approval from Biotech (confirming good working condition of equipment);
Provide accessory parts/ products for the equipment, if available and if in inventory;
Provide manual, if available, for donated equipment. Any schematic illustration or maintenance manual for the product is appreciated.
Note: Afya may not be able to accept all durable/ equipment donations.
To donate consumables:
Items must be within expiration (1+ year);
We cannot accept any pharmaceuticals;
Supplies must not be contaminated by body fluid or blood;
All items may be combined into boxes/bags.
Donor must clear any items identified under FDA Rules.
If donation has a Device Tracking Requirement (Federal Law 21 CFR Parts 8), it must have proper paper work.
All included fluid containers must be empty and fluid lines must be flushed.
All disposable batteries must be removed.
Aged or leaking rechargeable batteries must be removed.