The Loan Closet of Howard County will open for non-contact donations and returns at two locations beginning on Monday, July 6th. The Loan Closet of Howard County provides refurbished durable medical equipment and resources to all Howard County residents and caregivers to improve their overall quality of life.
Donations at the 7125 Riverwood Drive location may be dropped off every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by appointment only. Donations must be made by individuals who are able to independently unload all equipment at the Loan Closet’s loading zone and are willing to receive donation receipts by electronic or traditional mail.
Donations can be made at the Loan Closet’s Durable Medical Equipment Shed located at the Alpha Ridge Landfill from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Alpha Ridge Landfill is located at 2350 Marriottsville Rd, Marriottsville, MD 21104, and donation receipts will not be provided at the satellite location. Non-contact equipment distribution remains available at the Loan Closet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please submit a Loan Closet Referral Form and/or call 410-313-0363 for assistance.
7125 Riverwood Drive, Suite D1 Columbia MD 21046
Phone: 410-313-0363 (voice/relay)
Provider Referral Form and Appointment Are Required for Equipment Pickup
Provider Referral Form
Directions to The Loan Closet
Alpha Ridge Landfill Resident’s Convenience Center
Directions to Alpha Ridge Landfill
Welcome to The Loan Closet of Howard County
The Loan Closet of Howard County provides refurbished durable medical equipment and resources to all Howard County residents and caregivers to improve their overall quality of life. Many residents have medical equipment they no longer need, while other residents need equipment they may not be able to afford, or only need while recuperating after a medical event; the Loan Closet brings these two communities together. Above all, our staff and volunteers work together to make every day a little easier, and a little more affordable for those in need.
Provider Referral for Equipment Form - FOR PROVIDER USE
A MEDICAL REFERRAL (PT, OT, OR MD) IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO RECEIVE EQUIPMENT – FORM CAN BE FOUND UNDER FORMS TAB ABOVE.
Tub Transfer Benches
Toilet Safety Rails
Elevated Toilet Seat
Wheelchairs (Manual and Transport)
Hoyer Lifts & Slings
The Loan Closet does not Loan or accept for donation hospital beds. Please contact the Loan Closet for resources.
All donated items should be new or gently used.
**Consumers must be able to load and unload donated and/or received equipment independently.**
The Loan Closet of Howard County DOES NOT accept CPAP Machines or Hospital Beds for donation. Please contact the resources below to donate those items.
American Sleep Apnea Association
ALS Society 1-301-978-9855
Clarksville Lions Club 301-854-1090
Orphan Grain Train 410-544-4621
MATER (Maryland Assistive Technology Equipment Reuse) Facebook page
(HoCo Food Bank link https://www.cac-hc.org/programs-services/food-assistance/)
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in your community?
Howard County's Loan Closet is an excellent place to start.
We have volunteer opportunities for adults in areas including:
Each opportunity posted on our volunteer website describes the paperwork requirements. To find opportunities that match your interest and to create an account, please visit www.HoCoVolunteer.org.
For more information contact:
Loan Closet Volunteer Coordinator
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Loan Closet!