One person’s trash is another’s treasure…
Cleaning out your closets? Moving? Handling a loved one’s estate? Maybe, your children are outgrowing their clothing, shoes or toys. Not sure what to do with all these items?
For those things that have lost their usefulness in your home, but are still in good and usable condition, you can donate goods to The Salvation Army. We have two ways of using these items. First, you can designate that they be used by clients we serve in our shelters. We advise calling first to make sure it is something we can accept. For example, right now, we need bath towels and wash cloths for our Women and Children’s Shelter.
Second, your donated goods can be sent to one of our Salvation Army Family Stores. Funds raised at our resale stores support the Adult Rehabilitation Center. You can drop off small items at our administrative office during business hours. You can also schedule a pickup for larger items, such as furniture, by clicking here or calling 1-800-SA-Truck.
Fine print: Currently, the closest Salvation Army Family Store is located at 2280 17th Street in Sarasota.
Angel Tree and Adopt-A-Family
Every day, hard working families in our community struggle to make ends meet. With rents/mortgages, car payments, medical bills, rising grocery costs, child care and educational expenses, families have to stretch every penny. Then, along come the holidays and it is time to buy presents. For these families with children ages 14 and younger, the Angel Tree and Adopt-A-Family programs can aid with that burden. The Salvation Army, through these two programs, connects donors who want to help to families who need it. Consider adopting a single child or an entire family this holiday season.
What is the difference between Angel Tree and Adopt-A-Family?
The Angel Tree program allows donors to buy new presents for a single child, while with Adopt-A-Family, the donor takes the responsibility to buy new gifts for the entire family.