C*A*R*E* Chest of Sierra Nevada is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides free medical equipment and supplies to Northern Nevadans in need. Founded in 1990 by three Reno pharmacists as a grassroots effort to recycle medical equipment, C*A*R*E* Chest is a multi-service non-profit agency recognized by area hospitals, low-income clinics and social service agencies as a vital medical resource for Northern Nevada’s impoverished and underserved populations.
Each of our medical resource programs targets a specific service gap in our area among low-income, uninsured and underinsured people. In 2012, we provided 9,276 client services, dispensing 14,366 medical items.
By enabling Northern Nevadans access to medical supplies and equipment needed to remain healthy and independent, we hope to build a stronger community of productive, self-sufficient individuals.