Freemasonry is actively engaged in the greater Rhode Island community.  Masonic Grand Lodge Charities of Rhode Island, Inc. supports a number of civic and social charitable organizations throughout the state through its grant program and provides scholarships for qualified students. The Masonic Grand Lodge of Rhode Island supports the Lawton-Hodges Floor at Rhode Island Hospital, which treats childhood illnesses. Other Masonic charitable programs include the medical equipment facility located at Buttonwoods in Warwick, RI. This facility provides medical equipment, such as hospital beds, wheelchairs and walkers, to Masons and non-Masons at no charge. The Child Identification Program (ChIP), offered at no cost, gives families an information kit that can be turned over to authorities in the event the child is missing.

Robert J. Allen Medical Equipment Distribution Center

Medical Equipment Needed

If you are in need of medical equipment or have equipment you would like to donate contact: Br. Robert J. Allen, PGM on the Medical Equipment Center cell phone at 401.451.0184 or 401.246.0865.   You can also email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Medical Equipment Available

If you know of someone in need or has equipment they would like to donate, let us know and we will make the arrangements.  Tax-deductable charitable receipts are available on most pieces of larger equipment.

We have available free of charge a wide variety of equipment.

Walkers - Canes - Wheelchairs - Commodes - Shower Chairs - Electric Hospital Beds - Lift Chairs - Transport Chairs - Ramps

Please keep in mind that all equipment is distributed on a first come first serve basis.

Thank you in advance,
The Staff of the Medical Equipment Center

We are located at the second entrance  gate at the Buttonwoods Masonic Youth Center on Long Street in Warwick.