Giving new life to unused medical supplies

Second-Breath functions due to the tremendous efforts of folks from ALL walks of life, representing a variety of racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, first, second, third generation, immigrant, refugee etc... the list goes on.​​​​

We are each different, and yet many things unify us, our donors, recipients, neighbors, here and across the globe, not the least of which is our humanity and innate desire to do good on this Earth. 

Make a difference locally and globally.

Over 7,000 tons of usable medical supplies are discarded every day in American hospitals and clinics. Most of these items are incinerated or deposited in landfills. 

Second-Breath, established in 2013 and now partnered with UC Davis School of Medicine, is an environmentally conscious, socially oriented cooperative for the advancement of community clinics and health centers in Sacramento and beyond. We take your unused medical supplies and help distribute them to areas of need.