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Category: Donation Locations

Donate your gently used or new items to these local non profits helping our community.

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Bag Ladies Suitcase Ministry at First Presbyterian Church

The Bag Ladies Suitcase Ministry at First Presbyterian Church collects suitcases, duffle bags, carry-ons, etc. They clean, refurbish and decorate the bags and donate them to Heartland for Children for use by foster children in Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties. Donations can be dropped off at the church office at 175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive in Lakeland Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Volunteers are always welcome,

Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available
175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Boys & Girls Clubs of Polk County

Boys & Girls Clubs fill the gap between school and home. We provide welcoming, positive environments in which children and teens have fun, participate in life-changing programs, and build supportive relationships with peers and caring adults. Children need to have a place where they are physically and emotionally safe. In addition to providing a caring environment, we offer daily access to a broad range of programs that promote the education, health, social character, service and leadership of the youth we serve.

After School Programs | Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available | Youth Services
1525 Martin L King Junior Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33805
920 Lowry Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801
10 3rd Street Southwest, Fort Meade, Florida 33841
2400 Havendale Boulevard, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
950 Pinewood Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33815
1860 East Gibbons Street, Bartow, Florida 33830
704 Avenue C, Haines City, Florida 33844
315 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Lake Wales, Florida 33853
Celebrate Birth

Polk County’s only free-standing birth center, providing family-centered midwifery care during pregnancy, delivery, and the postpartum period. Clients can choose to have a natural birth either at the center or in the comfort of their own home, or they can choose to see us for prenatal and postpartum care but deliver in the hospital of their choice. Also available: waterbirth, massage therapy, lactation support, and classes.

Donation Locations | Midwives + Birth Centers | Breastfeeding + Lactation Consultants | Infant Massage Classes | Pregnancy + Childbirth Classes | Prenatal Massage | New Mom Support + Social Groups
1525 Edgewater Beach Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33805
Children's Clothes Closet at First United Methodist Church

The Children’s Clothes Closet supplies nearly 2,000 homeless and at-risk infants, children and teens in our community with everyday clothing, school uniforms, personal care kits and more. Clients are served through referrals only, not open to the public.

Donations of new or clean, gently worn clothing in sizes from newborns through adults, new underwear (with unopened packaging) and travel-sized personal care items help serve more children. Items may be brought to the Clothes Closet when open or placed in the brown bin outside our Facilities Office near the F building at FUMC.

Volunteer assistance is always welcome to process donations, including mending and washing items as needed and sorting clothing by size.

Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available
748 East Walnut Street, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Children's Home Society

Building bridges to success for children. Visit https://www.chsfl.org/wish-list/ to see a full list of donation items including clothing, household supplies, toiletries, bedding and linens, and more.

Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available | Youth Services
1010 East Rose Street, Lakeland, Florida 33801
ECHO Ministries

ECHO Ministries helps families who are caring for children that aren’t their own. We seek to meet the physical and spiritual needs of foster families, relative/non relative caregivers, and adopting families through our donation centers and community outreaches throughout Central Florida and beyond.

Our urgent donation needs- boys clothes size 7 through teen, twin beds and bunk beds, socks & underwear size 4 through teen, pajamas size 4 through teen, cribs and toddler beds, diapers, Pullups, and wipes. Visit the website for donation and shopping locations and hours.

Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available
4155 K-Ville Avenue, Auburndale, Florida 33823
5624 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven, Florida 33884
Florida Baptist Children's Homes and One More Child

One More Child provides local and global opportunities to run to the aid of foster children, hungry children, single mom, sex trafficking victims and struggling families. Support One More Child through donations and volunteer opportunities. Donations needed include children’s clothing, toys, books, bedding, women’s clothing, diapers, household items, kitchen supplies, food, and more.

All donations are used to support their services including foster care, family support, single moms programs, and more. Drop off donations M-F from 8:30am-4:30pm at Harold Clark Simmons Compassion Center.

Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available | Youth Services | Domestic Violence
1015 Sikes Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33815
George Harris Jr. Runaway & Youth Crisis Center

We serve youth between the ages of 10 and 17, who may have runaway, are homeless, have been kicked out/locked out by their parent(s) or guardian(s), may need short-term respite or crisis placement due to family conflict, require emergency shelter placement due to abuse and/or neglect, or due to foster home disruption.

Donations needed include clothes, shoes, school supplies, toiletries, games, sports equipment, etc. for ages 10 – 17.

Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available | Mental Health + Crisis Resources | Youth Services
1060 Highway 17, Bartow, Florida 33830
Habitat for Humanity ReStore

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Donate appliances, building materials, paint, furniture, cabinets, plumbing, lighting fixtures, windows, and more. See a full list of items and drop off hours on the website.

Proceeds help support the Low-Income and Veterans Repair Program for low-income, elderly and veterans. These individuals are living in unsafe housing and struggling to maintain their homes due to age, disability, or family circumstances. Habitat for Humanity repairs leaky roofs, broken windows & doors, plumbing problems and other small, critically needed home repairs.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore relies on volunteers to achieve our mission. With the difficulty we have experienced since COVID, it has been extremely difficult for us to hire staff to fill our much-needed positions. Volunteers who work in our ReStore can choose from greeting customers and assist them in finding their merchandise, help with intake of donations, working in furniture to arrange and decorate décor.

Donation Locations | Consignment + Thrift Stores
1317 George Jenkins Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33815
Heartland for Children

Heartland for Children is a comprehensive child welfare service provider network that includes protective services, foster care, adoptions, independent living, prevention, family preservation, family support services and other related services. Read our article to learn more about becoming a Foster Caregiver in Central Florida.

Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available | Adoption | Youth Services
1239 East Main Street, Bartow, Florida 33830
kidsPACK

kidsPACK is a nonprofit organization with a simple mission – to feed kids. Join the volunteers, community leaders, corporate sponsors, churches and concerned citizens that work with us to ensure no child goes to sleep hungry. Volunteers are needed weekly, as well as donations. $25 will feed a child every weekend for a month, $300 will feed a child for the full year.

Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available | Food Banks + Food Resources | Youth Services
Lakeland
Lighthouse Ministries

Lighthouse Ministries serves the community by providing needed products and clothing at reasonable prices at our stores. You can contribute by donating goods to be resold. Stop by one of our stores to drop off any of the accepted goods listed on our website including clothing, electronics, furniture, shoes, linen, books.

Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available | Consignment + Thrift Stores | Food Banks + Food Resources
711 North Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801
3092 Havendale Boulevard Northwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
838 6th Street Northwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
LoBo Ranch

LoBo Ranch serves sibling groups in foster care. They provide siblings currently separated in different foster care homes opportunities to unite for a time of fun on Sibling Saturdays. They also offer furnishings at no charge to families caring for children in foster care.

Welcomed donations include: bedroom furnishings, cribs, twin beds, pack n plays, new and gently used mattresses, diapers, baby formula and children’s hygiene items. Contact LoBo Ranch to make arrangements for donations or to host a donation drive.

Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available | Youth Services
Mulberry Community Service Center

The Mission of the Mulberry Community Service Center is to create financially stable households through financial management education.
What We Offer:
Money Management Education
Free Tax Preparation
Utility Bill Assistance
Rent/Mortgage Assistance
Food Boxes
Clothing/Thrift Store
Medical Assistance
Special Support to Laid Off Workers
School Uniforms/Backpacks/Supplies
Participation in Local Angel Trees
Thanksgiving Meals/Christmas Baskets

Visit the thrift store featuring seasonal decor, household items and more. All proceeds from the thrift store support the community center and the food bank. Accepting food and clothing donations. Clothing donations should be washed and food items should be in date.

Additional opportunities – Volunteer your time. Sort food/clothing, stock shelves, pack and distribute Christmas baskets. Be a Money Coach for families in our Personal Finance Center.

Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available | Food Banks + Food Resources | Supplies + Financial Aid | Financial Stability
211 Northwest 1st Avenue, Mulberry, Florida 33860
New Life Center for Family Preservation

NLC is open to single, pregnant women and teens (18 and older) in and around Polk County. The focus of the NLC is to meet the needs of the homeless pregnant women and support them in their desire to keep and raise their child¦. changing lives two at a time.

Volunteers and donations are welcome. The wish list can be found on the NLC website. Call or email for the donation location.

Donation Locations
Peace River Center

Peace River Center provides an array of mental and behavioral health services as well as domestic violence shelters, and a Rape Recovery and Resource Center.

24-hour Crisis Line: (863) 519-3744
Lakeland 24-hour Domestic Violence Line: (863) 413-2700

Services include: Mental health, victim services, substance abuse treatment, crisis services, club success, and more.

Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available | Mental Health Counseling + Therapists | Mental Health + Crisis Resources | Youth Services | Domestic Violence
Peace River Center Thrift Shoppe

The Thrift Shoppe gratefully accepts donations from the community and is open to the public for shopping. Clients of Peace River Center can shop for necessities through a voucher program. Additionally, it is a drop-off point for donations to Peace River Center’s many programs.

Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available | Consignment + Thrift Stores
2934 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Pedal Power Bicycle Ministry

Pedal Power Bicycle Ministry at First Presbyterian Church in Lakeland, Florida collects used bicycles then restores and refurbishes to safe working order and gives away for FREE to Children and Adults in need.

We always welcome new volunteers and helpers. Teens earn community service volunteer hours for helping. We work in air conditioning once a month and have all the tools and parts you would need to safely restore and repair any size bicycle.

We graciously accept bicycle donations. To donate a bicycle you can drop off at main office of First Presbyterian Church Monday – Friday between the hours of 9 and 4.

To request a bicycle you need to stop at First Presbyterian Church main office and fill out bicycle request form. We distribute bicycles on a first come and first served basis.

Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available
175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Polk County Animal Shelter (Polk County Animal Control - Sheriff's Office)

Polk County Animal Control provides a variety of services to our community. Animal Control Officers investigate bite cases and dangerous dog cases, pick up sick or injured dogs or cats, and quarantine animals. The Polk County Animal Shelter also provides pet adoptions for healthy pets including dogs and cats, and welcomes donations.

Donation Locations | Pet Adoption Centers + Shelters
7115 De Castro Rd., Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Project Prom Polk

This teen run organization hosts a Project Prom Store during Prom, Homecoming & Graduation time each Spring & Fall. High school students in need can pick out formal wear and accessories at no cost in return for signing a pledge to celebrate alcohol/substance-free. Donations are accepted at the Project Prom Store when open and at the InnerAct Alliance office. Learn more about shopping or donating formal wear: Project Prom Polk

Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available | Supplies + Financial Aid | Youth Services
621 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33801
SAFE Chapter (Stuffed Animals for Emergencies) - Stuffed Animal Donations

New and gently used stuffed animals are collected, cleaned if needed, and donated to local organizations that can use them. Stuffed animals are donated to law enforcement to keep in their vehicles in case they come across children in an accident or in crisis, the Child Protection Teams who are interacting with children in foster care, and other organizations serving children. Contact James at (813) 300-5769 or on Facebook for drop off times and location.

Donation Locations
Lakeland
SPCA Florida

SPCA Florida provides caring, compassion and hope to homeless animals, SPCA Florida has both cats and dogs for adoption, and is also home to a full service veterinary clinic to serve your pets.

Donations can be dropped off at the Adoption Center during normal business hours. Wish list items include:
Dog and cat beds
Used blankets and towels can be repurposed for animal crate beds.
Distilled Water, Rubbing Alcohol, Glass Cleaner, Trash Bags (all sizes), Household Rubber Gloves (all sizes), Latex Gloves (all sizes)
Kitty supplies – litter, toys, food, treats
Dog supplies – dry puppy food, dog food, biscuits, Nyla Kongs, Peanut Butter for Kongs (regular, NOT sugar free), Dog Leashes, Collars & Easy Walk Harnesses

Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available | Veterinarians | Pet Adoption Centers + Shelters
5850 Brannen Road South, Lakeland, Florida 33813
The Dream Center of Lakeland

The Dream Center of Lakeland operates a community co-op that provides non-perishable food, clothing, and home goods to those they serve, at no charge. Donations can also be made at the Outreach Center at 704 W. 5th Street, Lakeland. Contact the Dream Center or check the website calendar for hours.

Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available | Food Banks + Food Resources | Youth Services
706 West 5th Street, Lakeland, Florida 33805
The Nest

The Nest is a nonprofit community resource center that serves the growing families of Lakeland and its surrounding areas through lactation support and classes for pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, postpartum health, baby care, and more.

Donation Locations | CPR + First Aid Courses | Breastfeeding + Lactation Consultants | Infant Massage Classes | Pregnancy + Childbirth Classes | New Mom Support + Social Groups
3838 Lakeland Hills Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33805
The Salvation Army - Lakeland / Polk County

Those struggling to make ends meet will find a helping hand to move them back toward self-sufficiency. During times of disaster, we provide accommodations and a hot meal. Families going through difficult times discover spiritual help from caring Corps Officers and loving support from a community of believers. Whether it’s a warm blanket, a safe place to stay, The Salvation Army stands ready to share the love of Jesus Christ with everyone.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES: Emergency Financial Assistance, Food Pantry, Disaster Services, Youth Character Building, Worship Services, Holiday Assistance

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Social Services Office Assistance, Food Pantry, Disaster Services, Red Kettle Campaign, Holiday Donations

Donations are welcome – needed items include new and gently used linens, school supplies, clothes and shoes, and hygiene items.

Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available | Housing Assistance | Supplies + Financial Aid | Financial Stability | Youth Services | Domestic Violence
2620 Kathleen Road, Lakeland, Florida 33810
The Salvation Army of Winter Haven / E. Polk County

Those struggling to make ends meet will find a helping hand to move them back toward self-sufficiency. During times of disaster, we provide accommodations and a hot meal. Families going through difficult times discover spiritual help from caring Corps Officers and loving support from a community of believers. Whether it’s a warm blanket, a safe place to stay, The Salvation Army stands ready to share the love of Jesus Christ with everyone.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES: Emergency Financial Assistance, Food Pantry, Disaster Services, Youth Character Building, Worship Services, Holiday Assistance

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Social Services Office Assistance, Food Pantry, Disaster Services, Red Kettle Campaign, Holiday Donations

Donations are welcome – needed items include new and gently used linens, school supplies, clothes and shoes, and hygiene items.

Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available | Mental Health + Crisis Resources | Housing Assistance | Food Banks + Food Resources | Supplies + Financial Aid | Financial Stability | Youth Services | Domestic Violence
320 Martin Luther King Boulevard Northwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
927 6th Street Northwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Top Buttons

Top Buttons is a boutique open for public shopping with both NEW and gently used thrift items. The Boutique proceeds help fund the Wearing Confidence Program to promote positive body image, healthy self-esteem and modesty among young women.

Top Buttons accepts quality new or used clothing items and accessories for females including: Pre-teen, teen, adult, maternity and plus sizes, shoes, handbags, scarves, belts, and jewelry

Donation Locations | Consignment + Thrift Stores | Adult Apparel + Boutiques
236 North Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801
135 East Main Street, Bartow, Florida 33830
226 West Central Avenue, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Tri-County Human Services

Tri-County Human Services, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization, providing substance abuse, mental health, and co-occurring treatment to residents of Polk, Hardee and Highlands Counties. Services include: outpatient substance abuse and mental health services, Behavioral Health Network (BNet) serving children and young adult ages 5 to not yet 19, DUI Programs, and residential treatment for detoxification, addictions and co-occuring disorders.

Donations needed: Hygiene items, bus passes, gas cards/ gift cards, clothing for men women and children, as well as cleaning products for clients. Most of them have disability income or no income at all, and are in dire need of these basic items.

Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available | Mental Health + Crisis Resources | Youth Services
5421 US Highway 98 South, Lakeland, Florida 33812
650 Avenue K Northwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Women's Resource Center

Women’s Resource Center of Florida helps women and their families during times of crisis and transition. Services include domestic violence support, crisis intervention, financial fitness classes, interview skills, interview clothing, computer skills, job training, and more.

Donations welcome – diapers and pull-ups, formula, baby wipes, baby shampoo, teething gel, soap, deodorant, bath products, feminine products, toiletries, toothbrush and toothpaste, non-perishable food. Volunteer opportunities are also available – visit the website for details.

Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available | Mental Health Counseling + Therapists | Mental Health + Crisis Resources | Supplies + Financial Aid | Domestic Violence
165 Avenue A Northwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33881