Oley Foundation Equipment/Supply Exchange

The Goal: to connect families in need of formula, pumps, tubing and other supplies with families who have items to donate.

How the Equipment/Supply Exchange Work:

  • Donating items: email oleyequipment@aol.com or submit form (preferably) or call (866) 454-7351 with a list of items you no longer need. Include the product name, quantity, flavor, expiration dates, etc. Include a reference number for bags and a size and type for syringes. They will be listed on the Oley website without contacting information. Please include your contacting information (preferably email address), city, state and telephone number when emailing your items. Donors are asked to hold onto the items until they are connected to a recipient.

  • Requesting items: Identify the products that you can use and send a list to oleyequipment@aol.com if possible or call (866) 454-7351 to confirm the product is still available. You will be provided with contacting information for the donor. Note: You will be required to arrange and cover the cost of shipping the donation. Options: UPS (800) 742-5877 or Federal Express (800) 463-3339. Things to consider: Each case of enteral formula weighs approximately #17 lbs. and shipping may cost $20/case, depending on the distance. USPS flat rate boxes can hold 1 case and can be shipped anywhere in the US https://www.usps.com/business/prices.htm. (You will need to arrange to cover the cost of shipping with the donor directly if using this option.) If you receive or send items, please let us know so we may keep the list updated.

Things You Should Know:

  • The equipment-supply exchange program does not accept prescription drugs and smaller, lower cost items such as gloves and gauze.

  • Oley cannot guarantee the quality of the supplies donated or be responsible for their condition.

Complete list of donated products  (updated July 21, 2014)

Other Resources to Help!

  • Project Sloopy, accepts & donates medical supplies, medical equipment, as well, as offers liaison services for healthcare and support groups. (908) 399-6039

  • Parker Lee Project , accepts and distributes donated medical supplies and equipment to families that need them.(469) 441-1485)
     
  • Katy’s Kloset, accepts donations of formula and equipment if delivered to or shipped to their location in Waukesha, Wisconsin. They loan out equipment and will give away formula. (262) 746-9034.
     

  • Joseph Thomas Foundation helps provide medical equipment etc to medically fragile children in certain parts of Texas
     

  • Facebook Medical Supply Exchange, you may have to pay for items http://www.facebook.com/groups/183532715060740/.

  • General insurance resources (medicare appeal, discount prescriptions, etc.) 
     

  • Resources to help purchase discount tube feeding formula (go to: http://www.oley.org/tubetalks.html, and scroll down the section on "Insurance Coverage / Purchasing
     

  •  Prescription Hope (acts as a pharmaceutical service coordinator to provide low cost medication and medically necessary nutritional
     supplements/enteral formula to individuals who are uninsured or underinsured)
        

  • Patient Access Network Foundation, offers help with insurance coverage (www.panfoundation.org) or (866) 316-7263.

  • Food pantry/food banks, Doc to Dock, Humane Society, veterinarian may accept donations as well.

  • Formula manufactures may have patient assistance programs, coupons or cheaper prices than your local pharmacy http://www.oley.org/lifeline/ndtubetalk.html.

  • Ostomy supplies may be available from United Ostomy Associations of America (800)  813-4673 or the Osto Group  (877) 678-6690.

  • Ask your doctor or nutritionist to see if you can use a different formula, Carnation Instant Breakfast or a homemade, blenderized formula
    Be sure to discuss this option with your physician/dietitian before trying it.

Interested in other Oley programs? Everything is FREE of charge for patients and their family members. Join today!  

updated: July 21, 2014