Whether you are donating or buying, the net proceeds support victims of domestic violence and the services needed to keep them and their children safe. When you buy from one of The Spring thrift stores or make tax-deductible donations of gently-used clothing, furniture, and household items, you help end domestic violence in our community in two ways:
1) Survivors benefit from items donated to the thrift store and often are able to build a career wardrobe for an important job interview or select home goods and furnishings to help them rebuild a new home.
2) Items are sold to the public and 100% of the net proceeds support our emergency shelter, outreach services and other programming.
Please bring your donations to The Spring Thrift & Donation Center
209 N. Willow Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606
Store Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Donation Drop Off Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Prior to making your donation, please review the below list of items we are able to accept and items we cannot accept.
ITEMS WE ACCEPT
Women’s Clothing (gently-used in current styles)
Children’s Clothing (Infant to Teen)
Furniture (undamaged/good condition)
Stationary Cribs (No drop sides/Manufactured after 2013)
New crib mattresses
New toys (No stuffed animals or toy weapons)
Strollers (Manufactured after 2013)
Car seats (Manufactured after 2013)
Bicycles & tricycles
Artwork/Decorative Glass & Ceramics
Glassware (Individual & Sets)
Small kitchen appliances
Metal bed frames (must be a complete frame)
Electronics (Flatscreen TV’s only and computer monitors)
PLEASE NOTE: WE CAN NOT ACCEPT ANY FURNITURE/UPHOLSTERY THAT IS DAMAGED, STAINED, BROKEN OR MISSING PARTS. WE ARE UNABLE TO PICK UP FROM UPPER FLOOR LOCATIONS UNLESS THERE IS AN ELEVATOR AVAILABLE. MERCHANDISE IN A NON-ELEVATOR BUILDING OR HOME NEEDS TO BE BROUGHT TO THE FIRST FLOOR FOR PICKUP DUE TO AGENCY POLICY.
ITEMS WE CAN NO LONGER ACCEPT
Open toys with small pieces
Older Baby Equipment (prior to 2013)
Used fax machines, copiers, printers, and scanners
VCRs and VHS tapes Cassette players and tapes
Paints and oils
Magazines and pocket paperbacks books
Bulk Office Furniture
HOW TO VALUE YOUR DONATION:
IRS GUIDELINES: If you itemize deductions on your federal tax return, you may be entitled to claim a charitable deduction for your Spring of Tampa Bay donations. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), a taxpayer can deduct the fair market value of clothing, household goods, used furniture, shoes, books and so forth. Fair market value is the price a willing buyer would pay for them. Value usually depends on the condition of the item. By law, a charity cannot tell you what your donated items are worth. This is something you must do yourself. To assess “fair market value” for your donations, consult a local tax advisor who should be familiar with market values in your region. Visit irs.gov to learn more