Southwest Lending Closet is growing – and we need your help! We continue to break records every year in support of our mission: to lend home health equipment to all in need. In the past year, we had over 10,000 client transactions with almost 15,000 pieces of equipment. In fact, we’ve expanded the number of clients served exponentially for the past several years. We’re bursting at the seams space-wise! We recently launched a capital campaign that will double our size at our current location, allowing us to serve more clients - like John J., who recently wrote “the Southwest Lending Closet was the only bright spot in my mom’s cancer fight. Thank you for all you do!” And Erica S., who wrote “I came in scared, with no idea what equipment I needed. The volunteers were so kind and helpful. I left feeling confident that I had what I needed to recover.”
Although most of our borrowers live in the southwest valley, residents of more than 80 different communities in Arizona borrow equipment. As always, we lend for up to 90 days - totally free of charge, staffed 18 hours a week, Monday through Saturday, helped by our 70+ volunteers and no paid staff. In 2018, our volunteers gave an amazing 6,250 hours, all without pay, fulfilling the medical equipment needs of anyone, regardless of where they live or income.
If you’ve ever used the Closet, you’ll recognize that our space is the only thing standing in the way of serving more clients. Lines out the door are common, and we need to grow our space so we can serve everyone’s needs. As the only lending closet in the valley who loans to anyone, regardless of where they live, we serve a very unique and increasing need. Won’t you help us grow? Every gift is important. We are a 501(c)(3) organization, so your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Thank you in advance for your generous support.