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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Clothing drives seek your spring cleaning castaways

In the mood for spring cleaning? A few area clothing drives want your closet castaways.

Illustration by STEVE MADDEN/Times

In the mood for spring cleaning? A few area clothing drives want your closet castaways.



It may only be February but – if the emails moving across my inbox in recent days are any indication – spring, and the accompanying urge to clean, are in the air!

Should the mood hit you, divas, here are a couple places that will gladly take those closet discards off your hands:

  • Patchington, a Clearwater-based chain of fashion boutiques, kicked off a clothing trade-in today to benefit local victims of domestic violence. Through Monday, customers may donate gently used clothing at Patchington's 22 Florida locations and subsequently receive up to $25 off store purchases. Customers receive 10 percent off any accessory when they donate a new personal care item, such as deodorant or toothpaste. Donated items go to the thrift store that helps fund advocacy work by Community Action Stops Abuse, a south Pinellas County domestic violence services organization and shelter. Patchington has three Pinellas County locations: 280 Indian Rocks Road in Belleair Bluffs, 2520-A McMullen-Booth Road in Clearwater's Northwood Plaza and 5901 Sun Blvd. in St. Petersburg's Isla Del Sol Shopping Village.
  • You’re not going to wear that bridesmaid or cocktail dress again. So why not donate it, help make someone’s wedding day or prom dream come true, and receive a tax deduction too? The Salvation Army will accept formal dresses, men’s suits and tuxedos, jewelry, party shoes and more during a donation drive that kicks off Saturday and runs through March 15, when the organization holds its Bridal & Prom Dress Sale. Please put dresses in a separate bag and inform the attendant when dropping off at a Family Store or other donation location in Tampa, Brandon, Wesley Chapel or Lakeland. For a list of drop-off sites, go online to or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK.

Do you know of any other clothing drives? Let us know in the comments!

Deal Diva Keyonna


[Last modified: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 5:57pm]


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