It’s only been about a month and a half since Netflix’s Tidying up with Marie Kondo graced our laptop screens with wholesome energy and clever folding hacks. But Marie Kondo’s organization show has already been a win for thrift stores around Tampa Bay: Local Goodwills received an additional 5 million pounds of clothes, furniture, and other goods since her eight episodes debuted in January.

After we published a story about Kondo fever coming to Tampa Bay this week, several readers suggested donating to local thrift stores instead of big chains like Goodwill. We turned around and asked our Facebook and Twitter followers to weigh in with their favorite spots around town.

The following is a growing list of places to bring your stuff after you’ve cleaned out your closet and tackled the piles of junk in your garage. Many of these locations directly benefit people in Tampa Bay, whether it’s helping the homeless or supporting the LGBTQ community. You can also use it to plan your thrift store outings.

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A few tips before you start your donation spree: Even though the KonMari method might involve getting rid of the items that no longer spark joy for you, make sure the goods you choose to give away are capable of sparking joy in someone else. In other words, don’t donate items that are ripped, stained, or unusable in any other way. You should also visit a store’s website before hauling your old stuff there — many locations offer free pickups, and most have restrictions on the types of items they accept.

Pinellas County

CASA Community Thrift Shop

“CASA is the official domestic violence center for southern Pinellas County and has provided lifesaving services to women, children, and men living with domestic violence since 1997. CASA’s mission is to raise our voices against violence through advocacy, empowerment, and social change. Our vision is a community without domestic violence so that home is a safe place.”

Website: https://www.casa-stpete.org/thrift-store/

Address: 1011 1st Ave N St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Phone: (727) 828-1233


Clothes to Kids

“Our mission is to provide new and quality used clothing to low-income or in crisis school-age children, free of charge."

Website: https://clothestokids.org/donate

Clearwater Location

Address: 1059 North Hercules Avenue Clearwater, Florida 33765

Phone: 727-441-5050

St. Petersburg Location

Address: 2168 34th Street South St. Petersburg, Florida 33711


The HEP Thrift store

“The HEP Thrift Store has 13,000 square feet of gently used furniture, clothing, décor & more! As always, 100% of proceeds benefit The Homeless Empowerment Program”

Website: https://www.facebook.com/hepthriftstore/

Address: 1212 N Betty Ln Clearwater, FL 33755

Phone: 727-442-9041 Ext 330


Hope Thrift Store

Clearwater location

“Hope Thrift Stores are an extension of the ministry of Hope Children’s Home. Every donation and purchase contributes directly to the care and education of the over 80 abused, neglected, unwanted and orphaned children residing at Hope Children’s Home.”

Website: https://www.hopechildrenshome.org/hope-thrift-store/

Address: 2881 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33759

Phone: 727-754-9707


Indian Rocks Thrift Center

“The Indian Rocks Thrift Center is completely donation run and all proceeds from the Thrift Center go to benefit short and long term mission projects, as well as other community service outreach projects.”

Website: http://www.indianrocks.org/missions/thrift-center/

Address: 12875 Walsingham Rd, Largo, FL 33774

Phone: 727-596-8868


Metro Thrift & Gift

“100% of store profits are used to support ongoing HIV/AIDS programs and services and provide purchase certificates for hundreds of people with HIV in the Tampa Bay area. Virtually every purchase or donation that you make can have a direct impact on people and/or families affected by HIV/AIDS in Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Pasco Counties.

Website: https://www.metrotampabay.org/community/thrift-shop/

Address: 2235 Central Avenue St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Phone: 727-321-7212


Oldsmar Cares

Oldsmar Cares a 501(c)3 nonprofit provides food, clothing and health screenings open to residents in greater Oldsmar. Financial assistance and employment services are available to individuals residing in 34677.”

Website: http://www.oldsmarcares.org/ways-to-help.html

Address: 163 State Road 580 West, Oldsmar, FL 34677

Phone: 813-415-7373


Out of the Closet - St. Petersburg

“When you shop at Out of the Closet Thrift Stores, you are directly helping people living with HIV. 96¢ of every dollar collected by our stores directly fund AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s HIV/AIDS programs and services in the U.S. and abroad. Providing cutting-edge HIV medical care, regardless of a person’s ability to pay.” This location also offers free HIV testing.

Website: https://locations.outofthecloset.org/fl-st-petersburg-18510600

Address: 3400 26th Avenue South St. Petersburg, 33711

Phone: (727) 321-1145


Pet Pal animal shelter thrift store

The mission of our thrift store is to further subsidize the efforts of our shelter, providing much-needed funds for our sick and injured animals.”

Website: https://petpalanimalshelter.com/thrift-store/

Address: 1500 34th Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33713

Phone: 727-327-9848


Revolve Clothing Exchange

Revolve isn’t a thrift store, but it is an option if you’re looking to get rid of clothes.

“Revolve Clothing Exchange is an innovative twist on regular old retail. We buy, sell, and swap new and experienced clothing as well as accessories directly with our customers.”

St. Petersburg location

Website: http://revolve.cx/

Address: 2000 4th St. N, St. Petersburg Florida 33704

Phone: 727-399-7788


St. Vincent de Paul CARES Community Thrift Store

“The St. Vincent de Paul Community Thrift Store recycles your donated items for reuse in the community. With your generous donations, our store is able to provide household goods, clothing, furniture and other necessities for free to those in need.”

Website: https://www.svdpsp.org/

Address: 180 34th St. North in St. Petersburg

Phone: 727-328-2730


Suncoast Hospice Resale Shops

Suncoast Hospice Resale Shops are a great way to support all of the care services Empath Health provides to individuals and families in Pinellas County and Tampa.”

Website: https://suncoasthospicefoundation.org/get-involved/resale-shops/

Clearwater location 1

Address: 26252 US Highway 19 N. Clearwater, FL 33761

Phone: (727) 286-4483

Clearwater location 2

Address: 1478 S. Belcher Rd., Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: (727) 538-4483

St. Petersburg location

Address: 3533 49th St. N., St Petersburg, FL 33710

Phone: (727) 527-4483


Sunshine Thrift Stores

“Sunshine Thrift Stores, Inc is a Florida based for-profit corporation formed in 1982 to assist local charitable organizations with their fundraising efforts.”

St. Petersburg location

Website: http://www.sunshinethrift.com/location/st-petersburg/

Address: 2808 34th Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Phone: 727-522-2500



Hillsborough County

Clothes to Kids

Website: https://clothestokids.org/donate

Tampa location

Address: 5011-H West Hillsborough Avenue Tampa, Florida 33634

Phone: 813-616-6430


Gulfside Hospice Thrift Shoppes

Website: https://www.gulfside.org/thrift-shoppes.html

Lutz location

Address: 1930 Land O’ Lakes Blvd.Lutz, FL 33549


Hope Thrift Store

Tampa location

Website: https://www.hopechildrenshome.org/hope-thrift-store/, https://www.facebook.com/hopethriftstoretampa/

Address: 702 E Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33612

Phone: 813.631.0031


Life’s Treasures Thrift Stores

“All proceeds support hospice programs: LifePath Hospice in Hillsborough County and HPH Hospice in Pasco County.”

Website: http://www.chaptershealth.org/give/thrift-stores-lifes-treasures/

Brandon location

Address: 1335 W. Brandon Boulevard, Suite C Brandon, FL 33511

Phone: 813.653.4616

Carrollwood location

Address: 4802 Gunn Highway, Suite 124/126 Tampa, FL 33624

Phone: 813.969.2049

South Tampa

Address: 1918 South Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33629

Phone: (813) 259-1028


Lighthouse Ministries

“Our stores provide additional ministry opportunities in the communities we serve while meeting the vital need of providing opportunities for our residents to be in the workplace again, but in a controlled setting where they can learn respect, integrity, and harmony on the job.”

Website: https://www.lighthousemin.org/donate-goods/

Brandon location

Address: 535 E. Brandon Boulevard, Brandon, FL 33511

Plant City location

Address: 2410 W. Baker Street, Plant City, FL 33563


Revolve Clothing Exchange

Ybor location

Website: http://revolve.cx/

Address: 1620 E. 7th Ave, Tampa 33605

Phone: 813-242-5970


The Spring of Tampa Bay

The Spring aims to be the premier provider of domestic violence services and a positive force for social change, creating a ‘zero tolerance’ attitude toward domestic violence in Hillsborough County," wrote reader Mike M. “In addition to supporting this great cause, I know that as a member of the LGBTQ community, my donations are helping an organization that wasn’t founded based on anti-LGBTQ beliefs."

Website: https://www.thespring.org/thrift-store/donate-items/

Address: 211 N Willow Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Phone: (813) 258-1185


Sunshine Thrift Stores

Tampa location

Website: http://www.sunshinethrift.com/location/tampa/

Address: 4304 South Dale Mabry Highway Tampa, FL 33611

Phone: 813-644-6968


Pasco County

Jericho Road Thrift Stores

“When you shop at Jericho Road Thrift Stores you are helping to support the entire ministry. As a non-profit, the proceeds from our stores go directly towards helping those in need. With the help of your

ions and purchases, we are able to provide food for the hungry. Our shelter programs can continue to serve individuals and families experiencing homelessness.”

Website: https://www.jericho-road.net/thrift-stores/

Spring Hill location

Address: 15000 County Line Road Spring Hill, FL 34610

Phone: 727-378-4746


Gulfside Hospice Thrift Shoppes

"The proceeds from each of these stores directly support our patient care costs and the operation of the Gulfside Centers for Hospice Care.”

Website: https://www.gulfside.org/thrift-shoppes.html

Dade City location

Address: 37925 Sky Ridge Circle, Dade City, FL 33525

Phone: 813-782-7200

Hudson location

Address: 12154 US Highway 19 Bayonet Point, FL 34667

Phone: 727-861-4900

New Port Richey location

Address: 6117 State Road 54 New Port Richey, FL 34652

Phone: 727-842-7262

Zephyrhills location

Address: 36504 State Road 54 Zephyrhills, FL 33541

Phone: 813-715-2895


Life’s Treasures Thrift Stores

Website: http://www.chaptershealth.org/give/thrift-stores-lifes-treasures/

New Port Richey

Address: 6528 Massachusetts Ave. New Port Richey, FL 34653

Phone: 727-841-7356

Zephyrhills

Address: 4910 S. Allen Road Zephyrhills, FL 33541

Phone: 813-355-4830


St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store

“Our mission — To provide affordable merchandise to those families in need and to support parish conferences who provide food and other services for the poor.”

Website: http://www.svdppascofl.org/thrift_store.htm

Address: 7944 Grand Blvd, Port Richey, FL 34668

Phone: 727-845-8283


Sunrise of Pasco County, Inc.

"Solutions Thrift Store is owned and operated by Sunrise of Pasco, Inc. with 100% of the proceeds generated by sales used to support the programs and services for adult and child victims of domestic and sexual violence.”

Website: https://www.sunrisepasco.org/thrift-store

Address: 35535 Hwy 52, Dade City


Hernando County

Jericho Road Thrift Stores

Ridge Manor location

Website: https://www.jericho-road.net/thrift-stores/

Address: 31170 Cortez Blvd. Ridge Manor, FL 34602

Phone: 352-799-2912 ext. 108

Brooksville location

Website: https://www.jericho-road.net/thrift-stores/

Address: 16479 Wiscon Road Brooksville, FL 34601

Phone: 352-799-2912 ext. 106


All counties:

The following organizations have locations across Tampa Bay. Each has a website with a store locator that you can use to find a drop-off location near you.

Goodwill

Website: http://www.goodwill.org/donate-and-shop/

Habitat for Humanity

Website: https://www.habitat.org/support/donate-items

Salvation Army

Website: https://satruck.org/

Did we miss any of your favorite locations? Let us know in the comments. Happy donating/ thrifting!