How much does it cost to borrow equipment from Spartanburg Shares?
Not a dime! Spartanburg Shares’ mission is to lend durable medical equipment to any resident of Spartanburg County at NO CHARGE. Our organization is a non-profit community resource supported by an extended network of churches, service organizations, health care institutions, charitable partners, and generous individuals.
Does Spartanburg Shares only serve low income or uninsured citizens?
There is no income threshold or requirement associated with an equipment loan from Spartanburg Shares. We do not ask borrowers about income level or source, and welcome neighbors from all walks of life to take advantage of our services. Loans are available regardless of medical insurance status.
With or without insurance, the cost of renting or purchasing necessary medical equipment can be prohibitive. Spartanburg Shares seeks to practice sensible stewardship by making use of the material resources already available in our community.
What sort of equipment does Spartanburg Shares lend?
You name it! From wheelchairs to canes—and everything in between—we offer a wide range of durable equipment aimed at acute care. A complete list is available here. Because our loans are designed to be short term (90 days), we do not stock equipment commonly associated with chronic health conditions (i.e., blood pressure monitors, diabetes testing devices). We are not able to store oxygen tanks or electric/motorized wheelchairs or scooters.
How do I go about borrowing a piece of equipment?
Our office, located just off East Main Street behind Bank of America, is open three days a week. No appointment is necessary, although it is helpful to contact the office in advance to ensure that the equipment needed is in stock. An office volunteer will assist you in identifying the proper type of equipment and completing some easy paperwork.
How can I make a financial donation to Spartanburg Shares?
Monetary contributions to Spartanburg Shares are gratefully accepted. As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code, gifts to our organization are tax-deductible. Contributions can be mailed to Spartanburg Shares, 141 Advent Street, Spartanburg, SC, 29302.