"I knew I'd be happy when I received the package for my son, but I didn't realize I'd get teary-eyed & emotional once when it arrived! Thank you so very much, this is such a blessing!!!!!!!—feeling appreciative..blessed.. " KPO
Yvie’s Closet began in 2003 when we as a family realized that DME (Durable Medical Equipment) was not only difficult to access, but incredibly expensive. After trialing a few pieces loaned to us by other families, we decided that it was time to pass on equipment and supplies that others no longer needed. This not only allows families to access equipment in a more timely manner, but it decreases the financial burden on those that provide the funding for such equipment (ie. Insurance companies, Medicaid, Medicare, etc.)
By sharing items you no longer need, you are giving back – and many families cannot access this type of equipment on their own. It is a win-win situation for everyone.
Whether you need a piece of equipment, want to try out a piece, or have equipment your child no longer needs – please consider Yvie’s Closet.
We do not charge for equipment. Donations are accepted to help defray the cost of keeping, cleaning and transporting, but it can be modified or waived when necessary. We have been asked to provide guidelines for this and they start at $25.00 per delivery. Please see agreement for specific guidelines. We do ask that when you are finished with an item, please contact us to re-donate and we will pick up at no charge.
We do request that no equipment is ever used without being thoroughly inspected by a qualified professional. We cannot validate the usefulness, safety or efficacy of any piece. That responsibility is left up to the recipient. We do not repair or recommend any item. We are not trained professionals, we are concerned citizens. Please check with your child’s qualified professional(s) about any equipment and we ask that NO equipment is ever used without inspection, review and recommendation of a qualified professional.
Lastly, we respectfully request that if you find that you are receiving more than you need of any type of supply or equipment, please contact your supplier about reducing or suspending your shipments. We are not looking to receive surplus that is repeated. Overages are the responsibility of the receiving party. We accept outgrown, out-used and no longer needed items that are in usable condition. We in no way condone receiving more items than are necessary for each individual.
Our area is generally limited to Southern NH and Massachusetts. If you are outside of our region, we would be most happy to help you find an organization near you. In some instances we can ship out of state, but our primary mission is out local area.
Please contact us with any questions you may have.
Many other pictures on our Facebook Page. Please visit and "like" for timely updates.
November 21, 2015
For those of you on (or near) the Seacoast of NH. If you need or are waiting for equipment I will be at this event on December 13th. Please let me know if you would like to attend and we can coordinate deliveries from here. https://www.facebook.com/events/531593927009623/
October 12, 2015
Wow! We have been able to move so much equipment over the past few months thanks to all of you that have so generously donated equipment. We have added a few new photo albums to highlight many of our projects. Please keep checking for updates, not only here but on our Facebook page.
August 16, 2015
Great time at Londonderry Old Home Days! Our community is filled with generous and helpful people. So many heard of us for the first time and we are happy about the number of people we are able to help.
Thank you to everyone that stopped by our table and to those that have contacted us with offers of help. Every bit of help assists a child with a special need.
July 11, 2015
We have been so busy the past few months exchanging equipment that we have been remiss in posting all of our exciting changes. Please keep watching for our updates. We have many exciting changes and additions to our programs.
We are updating our website and of course our pictures and equipment listings. Please keep checking with us as to what is available. And as always, if there is an item you are in need of - please contact us.
November 7, 2014
What an incredible day of sharing equipment. 2 hours cleaning and sorting then 5 hours of delivering and picking up. Today included stops in Andover, Reading, Lynn, Melrose, Tewksbury then two in Salem NH. Keep it coming! So many children are benefiting from other's generosity. What you no longer need may change the life of another child. Thank you all. ON Monday we will be back in Andover and Chelsea MA. Please let me know if you are in those areas and need equipment or have some to share. KL
Our newest feature - join our email list! Would you like to find out when new items are received or needed? As it takes time to update the website it is far easier to send out email blasts. If you are interested in this, please send an email with "email list" in the subject line -to [email protected] and you will be added.
Please take note that effective today, we can only hold items for 24 hours. There has been an incredible increase in requests for equipment and unfortunately an increase in lack of response from others. To be fair to everyone, we can only hold items for 24 hours unless there are special circumstances.
Also, all delivery fees must be paid prior to the release of the equipment.
Another incredible week of Equipment sharing. I don't know if we have dropped off or picked up more equipment and still have more to go. We are still in need of smaller seating with significant supports and transport chairs for smaller children. Thank you to everyone this week!
Please keep checking in for updated photos and listing.
Many pick ups and deliveries today. Our inventory is changing rapidly. Please check out our Facebook page for the most up to date photo gallery. We hope to have the photos and items available updated here by the end of the week. Thank you to everyone that has donated in the past few days. Many lives have been changed for the better because of your assistance!
I apologize to any that have not received a response to phone calls, most specifically during a few weeks earlier this month. Issues with receiving phone calls while out of state. I have returned all of the calls that I can "see" that were missed. If you are still waiting for a return call, please let us know and accept our deepest apologies.
Due to an unforseen technical issue, we have not been receiving some of the "contact us" emails. If you have tried to contact Yvie's Closet and have not received a response, please accept our deepest apology. For anyone who has requested information or equipment and is still in need, please let us know and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
Updates are being posted. Many new items have arrived over the past few weeks and there are many more not yet listed or photographed. Please keep checking for updates, and ask if there is any particular item you may be looking for.
Though we have been passing on equipment for more than a decade, this site is brand new. Please be patient while we work out the "kinks"
In the few days since the launch of this website, we have "moved" more than 15 pieces of equipment. Please keep our purpose out there.
It appears we have quickly run out of room on our website. Please check out our Facebook page for more photos until we can upgrade. Also, please feel free to contact us with "items wanted" either through this website on the Contact Us page, or on the Facebook Page.