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Reused and Exchanged Equipment Partnership (REEP)

Reused and Exchanged Equipment Partnership (REEP)

REEP, including the REEP Online Classifieds, is among the programs supported by Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT) as a source for "previously-owned" assistive technology (AT) devices, usually available at a lower cost than buying new for Pennsylvanians with disabilities.


Visit the REEP Online Classifieds


REEP Online Classifieds


REEP Classifieds will help you find or sell equipment including:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Walkers
  • Commodes
  • Amplified and text telephones
  • Low-vision aids
  • Lifts
  • Portable ramps
  • Augmentative communication devices
  • and Other devices

REEP Classifieds is free and available to people with disabilities, their families, friends, service providers, and others who want to find, buy, sell, or donate previously owned AT. Sellers can post listings, including photos and buyers can review the listings and request the seller's contact information. PIAT's Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC) Information and Assistance staff can post and search the listings for those without computer access

NOTE: PIAT and its ATRCs do not accept responsibility for the devices that are listed on the REEP Classifieds.

REEP Partner Programs

REEP Partner Programs accept donations of equipment then clean, store, and donate them to Pennsylvanians with disabilities.

The REEP Partner Programs are:

A New Start

accepts equipment for reuse and is maintained by Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central Pennsylvania. For more information, call Kari Kratzer: 570-327-9070 (voice) or email kkratzer@cilncp.org.


ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter

stores and loans speech generating devices to people living with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). The equipment is repaired, refurbished and redistributed to people with ALS while they await insurance approval or loaned to those who are denied insurance coverage. For more information, call Julia Marsili: 412-821-3254 (voice) or email Julia@cure4als.org.


Changing Hands

accepts and refurbishes equipment for reuse and is maintained by United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA. For details on donating or receiving equipment, call Jackie: 800-998-4827 (voice), 717-737-3477 (voice), 717-737-3564 (TTY), email jwardle@ucpcentralpa.org. Visit Changing Hands on the web at www.changinghandscentralpa.org.


DON's Reuse Program

is a reuse program administered by Disability Options Network (DON). The program accepts donations of gently used durable medical equipment and assistive technology and redistributes the equipment to people in need. For more information, call Michelle Loar: 724-856-4141 (voice) or email mloar@disabilityoptionsnetwork.org.


EquipAbility

is a reuse program administered by Tri-County Patriots for Independent Living. For more information, call John Flaherty: 724-223-5115 (voice), 724-228-4028 (TTY), or email jflaherty@tripil.com or tripil@tripil.com.


LIFT's Reuse Program

is a reuse program administered by Life and Independence for Today (LIFT). The program accepts donations of gently used durable medical equipment and assistive technology and redistributes the equipment to people in need. For more information, call Kelley Hritz: 814-781-3050, ext. 206 (voice) or email liftilc@liftcil.org.


Medical Equipment Recycling Program (MERP)

is a reuse program administered by UPMC Horizon Community Health Foundation. The program accepts donations of gently used durable medical equipment and assistive technology. The equipment is refurbished, sterilized and redistributed to people in need. For more information, call Kateri Linn: 724-347-6377 (voice) or email linnkm@upmc.edu. Visit MERP on the web at http://www.upmc.com/locations/hospitals/horizon/about/giving/Pages/equipment-recycling.aspx.


Pass AT On

is a reuse program administered by United Cerebral Palsy of Northeastern Pennsylvania. For more information, call Linda: 877-827-8324 (toll-free in NE PA), 570-347-3117 (TTY), or email ucptech@yahoo.com.


Widow's Mite

is a faith-based program of Interfaith Specialty Services which accepts donations of devices and redistributes them to anyone in need in the greater Philadelphia region. For more information, call Angela: 215-324-2539(voice), email angelalundy@comcast.net, or text message 215-410-0727.


NOTE: Equipment through these programs is not restricted by where you live in Pennsylvania, although it may be more practical for you to contact the center nearest you.

PIAT's Assistive Technology Resource Center serving your county may provide resources for used equipment in your region.

REEP Network

Become a part of the REEP Network


Additional Resources

To expand your search for devices, consider

craigslist.org and
freecycle.org.
Remember: there is always a risk when purchasing used equipment, no matter how reliable the source.

LifeNets Wheelchair Project - facilitates the exchange of wheelchairs between individuals in the U.S.

Use It Again in PA - a directory of organizations and companies that support recycling in Pennsylvania. A project of the Clean Air Council.

The Pass It On Center - directory of AT reuse programs in the US and a resource to learn more about reutilization of AT.

RESNA Catalyst Project - for similar programs in other states.


REEP Program Contact


REEP Project Coordinator:
Jamie Arasz Prioli, RESNA ATP
Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT) at Temple University
800-204-7428 voice
215-204-5967 voice
866-268-0579 TTY
215-204-6336 Fax
Email: ATReuse@temple.edu or Jamie.Prioli@temple.edu


Locate your regional Assistive Technology Resource Center:
800-204-7428 voice
866-268-0579 TTY
Email: ATinfo@temple.edu
Website: http://disabilities.temple.edu/programs/assistive/atlend/atrc.shtml

Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service