CARE Chest is a private non-profit agency that provides free medical resources for underserved populations. For 25 years we’ve stood behind our commitment to provide our program at not cost to qualifying clients, and so we rely on our community of volunteers, funding organizations and individuals, and the charity of our neighbors who donate money and medical items to be put into services.
How can you get involved?
CARE Chest’s programs reach in excess of 7,500 Northern Nevada families each year, so our greatest need is funding. Individual gifts are put to work providing everything from medical equipment and supplies, to liquid nutrition and wellness education. We work hard to control costs, and negotiate buying power with our suppliers, so each dollar contributed is highly effective. Our annual per client cost is just over $100, many of whom receive critical resources that would not be available anywhere else. Click HERE to donate online. Donations by check can also be sent to
CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada
7910 N. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89506
All donations are tax-deductible (CARE Chest is a registered 501(c)3). Donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes.
Because of our high volume of clients, CARE Chest is frequently in need of medical supplies and equipment to replenish our warehouse. This items range from multiple use items, like wheelchairs and shower benches, to one-time use supplies like diabetic testing strips and Ensure medical nutrition. Please visit our WISH LIST page to learn about the types of items we need (and don’t need). This list is frequently changing. If you have a question about a specific item, call our program staff at 775-829-2273.
CARE Chest’s 11 program and executive staff members receive invaluable support from a dedicated group of volunteers. Volunteer activities range from running our front desk for processing and qualifying new clients, to envelope stuffing, clerical tasks and warehouse management. We also hold two volunteer-driven fundraising events each year. Several of our volunteers have been with us for years, and bring a deep commitment to CARE Chest’s mission of providing free medical resources for Nevadans in need. To inquire about volunteering, please contact Program Manager Heather Paap at hpaap@CAREChest.com, or call him at 775-829-2273.