the earth

Waste Not.

Make a difference locally and globally.


those in need




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, is an environmentally conscious, socially oriented cooperative for the advancement of community clinics and health centers in Los Angeles and beyond. We take your unused medical supplies and help distribute them to areas of need.

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 etc... the list goes on.

Giving new life to unused medical supplies

​​​​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.