The Heart to Heart Lending Closet is looking for donations of wheelchairs, transport chairs, and rollators to loan to those in need.
If you know of anyone no longer using this equipment, please contact either Laurie Hasbrook or Pat Sullivan at the Heart to Heart office at 773.973.5464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please call to schedule an appointment with Laurie Hasbrook, particularly if you need to get or drop off durable medical equipment from the Lending Closet. Do not drop off these items at the Rectory.
Are you in need of durable medical equipment? Heart to Heart offers a medical lending closet. Items available include walkers, with and without wheels, crutches, wheelchairs, and portable commodes. Our Heart to Heart staff works on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am-2:30 pm and by appointment.
Arrangements for pick-up must be made in advance - there is no delivery service. Please call the Heart to Heart office to schedule an appointment for pick-up or return of needed items.
Donations of medical equipment in good condition are also accepted. The Lending Closetaccepts UNOPENED PACKAGES of medical supplies such as gloves, gauze bandages, alcohol wipes, bed pads, adult briefs, Q-tips, and disposable wash clothes. Please call Laurie Hasbrook at the above number to schedule a drop-off.
Manager, Laurie Hasbrook
Heart to Heart Office
6214 N. Glenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660
Our Heart to Heart staff works on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am-2:30 pm and by appointment..
Please call to schedule an appointment with the staff, particularly if you need to get or drop off durable medical equipment from the Lending Closet. Do not drop off these items at the Rectory.
April Showers bring… lifted spirits!
Miss B’s UIC-Hospital physical therapist referred her to the Heart to Heart Lending Closet for a rollator. Delighted to get a sturdy walker with a seat, Miss B patiently waited in the Ministry Center parlor for her PACE bus ride home to the west side. As we watched the rain, she mentioned her years working at Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Elderly, including when Cardinal Joseph Bernardin’s mother Maria lived there. “I got the call when the Cardinal’s mother arrived – the staff wanted me to be there to welcome and care for her!” Miss B reminisced.
Her welcoming demeanor was confirmed not 10 minutes later, when Jacqueline rang the bell, desperate to borrow a Lending Closet wheelchair. Jacqueline’s teen son, a varsity CPS high school basketball player in the Chatham neighborhood, had been injured in a game. He needed a wheelchair to attend school for the next six weeks and CPS suggested the Lending Closet. Miss B assured the worried mom that her son would do just fine and promised prayers of healing.
As the rains softened and Miss B and Jacqueline each headed home, I imagined Maria Bernardin and her son Joseph smiling down on such chance meetings that lift all our spirits!
~ Laurie Hasbrook, Lending Closet Manager