This n That Shop run by Plymouth Church
This n That Shop run by Plymouth Church

With many of us using our time at home to clean closets, the question becomes where to donate everything. Here’s a list of seven places that would welcome your clothing donations in Miami in 2020 along with many other items that are listed below, including furniture. Some are receiving donations now. Be sure to call before you go to double check opening, times, and what they’re looking for.

1) Lotus House Thrift

(305) 576-4112

Lotus House is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless women, youth and children. Lotus House Thrift Chic Boutique is an innovative boutique located in the Miami Design District. They benefit the Lotus House Women’s Shelter and specialize in designer, vintage, like new and gently used clothing, furniture, collectibles and more at reasonable prices. A portion of all proceeds also goes to the Lotus House Shelter.  For more information on Lotus House, click here.

 

What They Want:

Lotus House Thrift donations ensure that the women and children at Lotus House will have their clothing needs met, including the basics: interview outfits and work attire, as well as much needed furnishings and household goods to assist them in making the transition to their new houses (note: they’re one of the few who will pick up furniture). Lotus House also encourages donations of goods and supplies like feminine products and cleaning supplies.

 

2) This ‘N That Shop

(305) 448-2114

The This ‘N That Shop is a project of Plymouth’s Women’s Fellowship and has been at its current location of 3155 Commodore Plaza in Coconut Grove since 1957. The shop has always been viewed not only as income to distribute to local missions, but as a service to those with limited resources. I’ve donated here regularly. They’re very easy to deal with, and accept everything from household items, antiques, collectibles and jewelry to books, mens and women’s clothes and shoes. Also, it’s a great place to snag a deal (Mr. W bought a lasagna pan here and I’d scored with several pair of earrings).

 

3) Chapman Partnership

(305) 329-3000

North Center: 1550 N. Miami Avenue Miami, FL 33136

South Center: 28205 SW 124 Ct Homestead, FL 33033

Chapman Partnership operates two Homeless Assistance Centers with 800 beds located in Miami and Homestead. They help the homeless by providing a comprehensive support program that includes emergency housing, meals, health, dental and psychiatric care, day care, job training, job placement and assistance with securing stable housing. Since 1995, Chapman Partnership has had more than 98,000 admissions including 20,000 children in Miami-Dade County and a 63% success rate of moving people from homelessness to self-sufficiency.

 

What They Want:

Here’s the wish list of needs — basically everything, even for pets. Donations at the Chapman Partnership are accepted at both locations listed above which are open 24/7.

 

4) Dress For Success

Dress for Success Miami helps women living below the poverty line through the transition of unemployment to economic independence. Dress for Success provides each woman with a business suit when she has a job interview, once she lands the job, she returns to Dress for Success for up to one week’s worth of business-appropriate clothing. She also receives an invitation to join the Professional Women’s Group, a career development and networking group run by Dress for Success, and participates in other employment retention programs such as mentoring.

 

What They Want:

Call (305) 444-1944 ext. 303 for donation information. Dress for Success looks for gently worn or new business attire and accessories that are appropriate for the workplace. All donations should be submitted ready to wear on hangers.

5. Miami Rescue Mission

The Miami Rescue Mission and Broward Outreach Centers have being serving the homeless and hungry from our community for the last 98 years. During the COVID-19 Crisis, they continue to serve people experiencing homelessness. Their centers are practicing social distancing and doing special cleanings while continuing to feed, shelter, and care for hundreds of residential men, women and children. They provide meals to the unsheltered homeless in Miami as well as portable toilets and sanitizing stations. Donations can be dropped off in Miami at 2020 NW 1st Ave. 33127 and in Broward at 2056 Scott Street 33020.

What They Want:

  • Hand Soap
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Shampoo/ Conditioner
  • Bar Soap
  • Clothing
  • Food (non-perishable)

Other not for profites for donations include  Salvation Army and Goodwill.

And more ways to help in this time of need:

How to Help Families and Businesses in Miami-Dade

7 comments

  1. Please don’t forget The Barnyard and the wonderul Fashionably Conscious event that takes place every September at Merrick Park. All – that is each and every cent – goes to the Barnyard to support programs for after-school for kids in the West Grove.

  2. Wow Karen what a great idea to list these donation places ! Bags full of appropriate stuff for several of them – thank you !

  3. Another option near Coral Gables and little Havana is the Dragonfly Thrift boutique. They except women’s fashion of all sorts as well as furniture and home accessories. All proceeds of the store benefit the ladies empowerment and action program paren “Leap.” And graduates of the program work there. http://www.DragonflyThrift.org

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