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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,

Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Florida
Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available
Boys & Girls Clubs of Lakeland & Mulberry

Boys & Girls Clubs of Lakeland & Mulberry has been in the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social, and family circumstances. We serve more than 2,000 young people through Clubs, summer sites and outreach programs. We operate 4 full-time Clubs in 2 cities.

Donations also welcome. Donations needed include œteen things – clothing, hygiene items, card games, etc. Small dollar store/kids meal type toys, hygiene items, school supplies, snacks, candy, and toys. Club members earn œclub bucks on a daily basis that are used to teach financial literacy. The kids decide whether to save or spend their œclub bucks and learn the value of both choices.

1525 Martin L King Junior Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33805
After School Programs | Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available | Youth Services
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.

748 East Walnut Street, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available
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.

1010 East Rose Street, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available | Youth Services
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. Please email if you have donations.

114 South Central Avenue, Avon Park, Florida 33825
Donation Locations
Florida Baptist Children's Homes and One More Child

Below is a snapshot of our services for children:
FOSTER CARE – Providing loving, Christian homes for hurting children by licensing and equipping families statewide
CHILD HUNGER PROGRAMS – Life-changing nourishment that helps children and families in Florida and globally
RESIDENTIAL CARE – Loving, family style homes where we provide essential nourishment and care for children removed from their homes
EMERGENCY SHELTER – 24-hour shelters where we care for children who need immediate placement
SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE – Compassionate, Godly counsel for women facing unplanned pregnancies
FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES – Preventive care and resources providing a boost to children and families
SINGLE MOMS – Mentorship, housing and training to help single moms become self-sufficient
ANTI-TRAFFICKING – Safe home care for child victims of sex trafficking and restoration leadership to prevent future trafficking
GLOBAL – Meeting urgent needs in Africa, Central America, Europe and South America through feeding programs, infrastructure projects, mission trips, child sponsors and more
ADOPTION – Recruiting, equipping and connecting families and churches as they navigate the complexities and joys of adopting a child who needs a loving, forever family
To learn more about our services, visit us at onemorechild.org.

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.

Visit https://onemorechild.org/volunteer-opportunities/ for details on volunteer opportunities.

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

Runaway, Homeless and Youth Crisis Shelters are there for children who often need an emergency œSafe Place.
Are runaway or homeless
Are œlocked out or œkicked out of their home by parents or guardians
Need short-term respite or crisis placement due to family conflict
Need emergency shelter placement due to abuse and/or neglect
Need emergency placement due to foster home placement disruption

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

1060 U.S. 17, Bartow, Florida 33830
Donation Locations | Mental Health + Crisis Resources | Volunteer Opportunities Available | Youth Services
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. Proceeds are used to build homes, community, and hope locally and around the world.

Donate appliances, building materials, paint, furniture, cabinets, plumbing, lighting fixtures, windows, and more. See a full list of items at https://www.habitatoflakeland.org/content/support-the-restore

You can also donate stained, ripped or worn-out clothing, towels, sheets and shoes to be recycled as insulation. Look for containers outside the Restore. Pillows or comforters are not accepted.

For large donations, call the Restore at 863-688-4660.

1317 George Jenkins Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33815
Consignment & Thrift Stores | Donation Locations
Heartland for Children
1239 East Main Street, Bartow, Florida 33830
Adoption | Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available | Youth Services
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 | Food Banks + Food Resources | Volunteer Opportunities Available | Youth Services
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 – https://www.lighthousemin.org/donate-goods/

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

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

Welcomed donations include cribs, twin beds, pack n plays, diapers, baby formula and children’s hygiene items.

Small items can be dropped off at Shepherd’s Community United Methodist Church: – 6885 Chelsea Oaks Drive (next to Off the Wall Adventures) – Sun 9-11am / Tues-Thurs 9-12pm / Wed 5:30-7:30pm

Visit https://loboranch.org/contact/ to make arrangements for a large item pick up.

Donation Locations
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.

211 Northwest 1st Avenue, Mulberry, Florida 33860
Donation Locations | Financial Stability | Food Banks + Food Resources | Supplies + Financial Aid | Volunteer Opportunities Available
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.

Donate items to the ministry. The wish list can be found at https://www.facebook.com/notes/new-life-center-for-family-preservation-inc/nlc-home-wish-list/914172768601229.

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.

Domestic Violence | Donation Locations | Mental Health + Crisis Resources | Mental Health Counseling - Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Therapists | Volunteer Opportunities Available | Youth Services
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.

2934 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Consignment & Thrift Stores | Donation Locations | Volunteer Opportunities Available
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.

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

Polk County Animal Control has dogs and cats of many sizes and breeds available for adoption! We recommend that you come and look as our selection changes daily and our adoptions are on a first come, first served basis. You may also visit our website to view the animals in our shelter. If you find something you are interested in visiting, please bring the animal ID number with you so that we may locate that particular animal for you.

We gratefully accept any and all material and monetary donations intended for the health and comfort of the animals housed in our shelter. Material donations can be any household items such as:
old towels and linens, dog and cat beds, pet toys, old dog and cat transport crates, bird and small animal cages, newspapers, etc. The veterinary staff is always in need of workable gently-loved medical equipment, bandages, and other medical supplies. You’d be surprised at what can be adapted to help the animals in our care.

http://www.polksheriff.org/animal-services/frequently-asked-questions

7115 De Castro Rd., Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Donation Locations | Pet Services | Pet Stores
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.

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

New and gently used stuffed animals are collected, cleaned if needed, and donated to local organizations that can use them. Contact James at (813) 300-5769 or on Facebook for drop off times and location.

Donation Locations
SPCA Florida

SPCA Florida provides caring, compassion and hope to homeless animals, and is also home to a veterinary clinic.
Donations can be dropped off at the Adoption Center during normal business hours.

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

5850 Brannen Road South, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Donation Locations | Pet Services | Pet Stores | Volunteer Opportunities Available
The Dream Center of Lakeland

The Dream Center of Lakeland operates a community co-op which provides non-perishable food, clothing, and home goods to those they serve, at no charge. Donations can be made at the Outreach Center at 704 W. 5th Street, Lakeland.
TUE: 10AM-noon & 5:30PM-7PM
WED: 12PM-2PM
THU: 5:30PM-7PM

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

The Nest is a nonprofit organization that serves the community of Lakeland and its surrounding areas through carefully designed programs and support groups in order to enact positive changes within local families.

EDUCATION – We offer many opportunities to inform, strengthen, and empower parents to make the decisions that are just right for their family. Our most popular classes are Prenatal Nutrition, Breastfeeding Basics, Natural Childbirth, Infant Massage, and Infant & Child CPR. We also host workshops and other informative events at our office from time to time.

LACTATION – Group and private support available. Our staff includes four Certified Breastfeeding Specialists and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). We strive to be a source of education, encouragement, and support for mothers who have chosen to provide this naturally healthy start for their children.

DOULA SERVICES – The Nest Doulas provide non-clinical educational, emotional, and physical support to women and their families during pregnancy, labor, and in the postpartum period. In this role, we share unbiased, evidence-based information and recommendations to aid women in making informed decisions about their care and that of their baby.

At The Nest, we believe that strong families help build strong communities. Our mission is to help parents feel confident and supported as they make the best choices for them and their family. Please visit our website for more information.

The Nest Lakeland
3838 Lakeland Hills Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33805
Breastfeeding Resources | Classes - Infant Massage | Classes - Pregnancy, Childbirth, Nursing, Newborn Care | Donation Locations | Doulas | New Mom Support & Social Groups
The Salvation Army

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 that The Salvation Army offers through their dedicated staff and volunteers include:
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 Assistance

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

2620 Kathleen Road, Lakeland, Florida 33810
1898 U.S. 17, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Domestic Violence | Donation Locations | Financial Stability | Housing Assistance | Supplies + Financial Aid | Volunteer Opportunities Available | Youth Services
Top Buttons

Top Buttons is a boutique open for public shopping. 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

Donations may be dropped off at either boutique during public shopping hours.

236 North Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801
160 East Summerlin Street, Bartow, Florida 33830
Adult Apparel & Boutiques | Consignment & Thrift Stores | Donation Locations
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 available – visit the website for details.

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