The Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living offers a free equipment loan program. Donations of clean and usable used equipment, such as walkers, canes, commodes and wheelchairs, are welcome and appreciated. Some equipment valued at more than $ 100 requires a $ 100 cash security deposit to process the loan.
The security deposit will be reimbursed upon return if equipment does not show damage and/or wear and tear. For such equipment, it is required to bring it in to be inspected by IVCIL staff on a periodic basis. Some equipment can be loaned only for a specified time period determined at time of loan.
Call 815-224-3126, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays, to inquire if what you need is available. The IVCIL, 18 Gunia Drive, La Salle is a nonprofit agency that assists people with disabilities live independently in La Salle, Marshall, Putnam and Stark counties.