Local Lends for Local Mends

Free loans of medical equipment for turning recovery hurdles into stepping stones.

Addie’s Friends

Get durable medical equipment on loan at no-cost


Why buy equipment that you’ll only use for a short period? Borrow what you need from us and save money at the same time.

Courtesy of our staff and neighbors helping each other in our community. 


We are located in Mountain View, California, USA.

Serving residents of Mountain View, Los Altos, Sunnyvale, Cupertino in California. 

free wheelchairs in a storage shed

What Items Can Be Borrowed?


Stock fluctuates depending on donations and what is already on loan. We generally have the following items:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Rollators
  • Walkers
  • Crutches
  • Canes
  • Standing Aids
  • Knee Scooters
  • Ankle Boots
  • Slings
  • Bath Seats
  • Shower Chairs
  • Toilet Safety Frames
  • Bed Railings
  • Elevation Wedges
  • IV Stands
  • Reacher Grabbers
  • Ice Machines
free knee scooters on the sidewalk

How To Borrow?


  • Contact us to request equipment.
  • We check our stock and let you know what is available.
  • Equipment can be borrowed for up to three months.
  • Pick up from our Mountain View location.
  • When you’re done, kindly clean and return to us.
  • That’s it!

Serving residents of Mountain View, Los Altos, Sunnyvale, Cupertino in California. 

Support Us With Donations

Help Equip Those in Need


How To Donate?


Do you have durable medical equipment to donate?
(See the Borrow list for examples)

Addie’s Helpers needs supporters like you!

We accept donations of clean and durable medical equipment in good working order.
We do not accept broken items.

Contact us for arrangements.

We are located in Mountain View, California, USA

rollators and walkers

Partnering With Stand4

STAND4 is a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing food insecurity, other basic needs, and educational deficiencies that plague residents of low-income communities. 


Donate Essential Supplies


Help extend our reach through STAND4 by donating urgently needed supplies. Your donations are tax-deductable!

Current Needs: 

1. Medical and First Aid Supplies:

  • Antibiotic Ointments (e.g., Neosporin)
  • Antiseptics: Hydrogen Peroxide, Rubbing Alcohol
  • Bandages: Band-aids, Gauze
  • Medical Adhesives: Medical Tape
  • Cleansing Solutions: Saline Solution

2. Hygiene and Personal Care:

  • Oral Care: Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Dental Floss
  • Feminine Products: Tampons, Sanitary Pads
  • Cleansing Wipes: Baby Wipes, Disinfectant Wipes

3. Sleeping and Comfort:

  • Bedding: Blankets, Sleeping Bags
  • Sleep Surfaces: Cots, Sleeping Pads
  • Temporary Shelters: Tents

4. Nutrition and Kitchen Supplies:

  • Eating Utensils: Plastic Utensils, Reusable Cutlery
  • Food Storage: Sturdy Bags for Food and Supplies
  • Waste Management: Garbage Bags

5. Clothing and Apparel:

  • General Clothing: Shirts, Pants, New Undergarments
  • Footwear: Shoes, Socks
  • Seasonal: Jackets, Hats, Gloves

6. Pet Care:

  • Pet Nutrition: Dog and Cat Food
  • Pet Accessories: Bowls, Leashes, Collars

“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving;

we get stronger and more resilient.”


Steve Maraboli