Yes you can! I used to arrange this type of donation all the time! Just call or go to Saint Vincent de Paul or Goodwill and explain you have a specific individual you would like to donate a medical scooter to, but would like to get tax credit for the donation. They're great organizations - I never ran into a problem!
You're a wonderful person for doing this! You have no idea how much a medical scooter means to someone who's homebound. Sadly, it seems insurance carriers are approving less & less scooters, leaving disabled people trapped and unable to live their lives. They're unable to go get groceries or badly needed medication. Even worse, at the same time, less people want to donate to someone in need
I used to have no problems finding donated scooters for the disabled. Now, people are asking top dollar for 10 year old, broke down scooters. Compassion I fear is dead.
And now I find myself in need of one myself and my insurance won't cover it. I now need someone to do for me what I once did for others, but I'm not holding my breath.
Your friend certainly is lucky to have you as one. Thanks for setting a good example. Maybe others will follow your lead.
Has to be contributed through a tax qualified charity. Suggest making an arrangement with a local church to receive the gift, give you a receipt, and then the church contribute the scooter to the intended recipient.