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Medical Equipment Loan Locker     (920) 427-3244

Tuesday 9-11 and Saturday 9-11. 

Beginning in May 1984, our club has operated a medical equipment loan locker in order to serve the community.  We collected over one million dollars’ worth of new and used medical equipment either by donation or purchase.  We currently loan out an average of $550,000 of  equipment annually to over 2000 customers.

  • This equipment is then lent out to persons in need with only a minimal amount of paperwork.  
  • How it works:  People simply show up during the hours we are open and check out the equipment they need for as long as they need it.
  • When they are through with the equipment they return it to our warehouse where it will be repaired, if necessary, and reissued. 
  • There is no charge for this equipment because it is a loan but donations are welcome. Donations help to replace worn equipment and fund community projects. 

Hours of Operation: Tuesday 9-11 and Saturday 9-11. 

 
We ONLY close for Christmas Day and  New Years Day.  We are open ALL other holidays.
  • All customers will please remain outside of the building until they are escorted into the building.
  • Everyone must remain 6' apart inside and outside of the building.
  • Everyone entering the building must wear a face covering/mask.  If you cannot wear a mask then you cannot enter our building.  

Procedures for Donating or Returning borrowed equipment:

  • Donations or returns may be dropped off during our operating hours (Tuesday or Saturday 9-11)
  • Donations or returns can also be left outside the loading dock door during non-business hours if it is more convenient for you. 
  • No need to leave paperwork. 
  • Please do not drop off on rainy/snowy days. 
  • We are unable to pick-up donations. 
  • We also do not pick-up items you borrowed from us and promised to return to our building.
  • We currently do not have the personnel resources to meet people at other times of the week so if you need something, please come see us on Tuesday or Saturday! 

Location:   We do not have an address to our building.  We are located in the town of Larsen two buildings behind Clayton Town Hall and Fire Department building next to Trailhead Park.

(Click on directions button on the left side of the website)

 

  • We regret we do not have the resources to deliver any equipment.
     
  • We usually have the following items on hand: 
    • 1 or 4 prong canes (we also have extra cane tips)
    • Transfer boards
    • No wheel and Two wheel walkers 
    • 4-wheel "rollator" walkers with seats and brakes
    • Crutches (we also have extra crutch tips
    • Gate belts
    • Commodes
    • Bed Pans (various kinds and sizes)
    • Foot of the bed, bed cover Tent.  Place cover over the frame to provide feet relief from the pain of the weight of the covers on the feet.IV poles:  rolling, fixed base and fold up portable base
    • Wheelchairs 16",18", 20", 22", 24" (measured across the width of the seat)
    • Transfer wheel chairs
    • hand grabbers 
    • shoe horns
    • sock assist devices (plastic w/ropes to pull socks)
    • toilet seat risers (multiple styles available)
    • Toilet seat hand rails: various kinds that attach to your toilet.  They all require removal of toilet seat and lid first to then put attach these bars underneath the lid and toilet seat
    • Walk in shower chairs and Bathtub Transfer Benches
    • CPAP hoses, nose pieces and full masks
    • Nebulizers, hoses, and nose Cannulas 
    • Blood Pressure Monitors.
    • Portable Urinals (both male and female)
    • Bed Pans
    • 4 wheel walkers with seats/brakes (a.k.a.. rollators)
    • Hospital Beds with mattress with or without hand rails. (you will need to bring p/up truck, trailer or large van (with seats folded down) to be able to haul the beds.  (Right now we are very low on beds so we may not have any available)
    • Hospital bed over the bed trapeze
    • Tub bars (the kind that attach to the bathtub)
    • Sitz baths
    • Pressure Mattresses
    • small table top hand pedal exercise machines.
    • Incontinent supplies (best to come see what we have and we always suggest you make a donation for these items).  
       

The below listed items we may or may not have on hand.  Since our inventory changes by the minute when we are open it is best for you to  come out to our building and see if we have the below items.

  • Hoyer Lift  and slings (we usually have manual kind available
  • Sit to Stand and slings (we usually have manual kind available
  • Lift Chairs (best to call before you come out on lift chairs to see if we have any on hand)
  • Electric wheel chairs and scooters:  We rarely have any of these that work.  We recommend you contact Mobility for Veterans in Waupaca who have a showroom open to the public:  715-281-6175.  They are open on Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • water circulating coolers for foot, back, shoulder, or knee
  • Hospital Beds.
  • knee scooters:  we usually do not have these and we have learned the cheapest place to rent these is Omro Pharmacy..call first before you visit them to see if they are in stock.

Notice to Third-Party Providers:  

  • Our core mission is to help those individuals and their family's in need with medical equipment that we loan them. 
  • Our mission is not to try to fill the needs of hundreds of local Third-Party Providers.  In the past many Third-Party providers have taken our equipment and have never reconnected with their clients to ensure our equipment is returned.   
  • Because we cannot manage the hundreds of phone calls from the hundreds of Third-Party Providers in our area we will not be able to return the phone calls of Third-Party Providers. 
  • We recommend Third-Party Providers use other resources in the state (including filing for state aid) to fill their needs.  Another resource is Loanclosets.org that is a directory of other loan closets by county in the states of Wisconsin and Michigan 

Donations Wanted:

We are always in need of new or used medical equipment that anyone wishes to donate to our organization. 

We are looking for:

  • Grab Bars
  • Commodes
  • Wheelchairs and Transfer Chairs
  • Knee scooters
  • Hospital Beds
    • We only accept Invacare or similar frame 2 or 3 motor hospital beds.  The beds have brown frames, the head and footboard come off and the bed has a square or round drive rod that connects the headboard and footboard to raise and lower the bed.
  • Electric Lift Chairs
  • Canes and Crutches
  • All types of Walkers
  • Eyeglasses and Cases
  • Ice Machines
  • Depends/Adult Diapers
  • Bath Benches and Shower Chairs
  • Hearing Aids and Batteries
  • All other medical equipment not listed here (nebulizers, feeding tubes, etc.) as long as there are no prescription medications included in the donation.  If we cannot use the items, we will donate them to the International Children Fund (ICF) on Main Street in Neenah. 
  • Note:  We no longer accept donations of orange pill bottles because they are no longer needed overseas and ICF will no longer ship them.

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Donation Disclosure Statement.  The Larsen-Winchester Lions Club Inc. is a not for profit 501 (c) (4) social welfare organization.  According to the IRS donations generally are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Donations to a 501 (c) (4) organization may be deductible as trade or business expenses, if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of the taxpayer's business. We appreciate all donations we receive whether they are in the form of monetary or equipment donations.  We will provide a donation thank you form upon request. 

In Loving Memory of Medical Equipment Loan Locker Founder, Lion Lester Laedtke (left) and "Head Nut Turner",  Lion Bob Spiegelberg (right)

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