Dragonfly Thrift Donation FAQS

New & gently used women's & men's clothing, shoes and accessories.

Home furnishings & decor

Tableware & glassware

Kitchenware & small appliances

Furniture (at discretion of manager) 

*While we would love to accept all furniture donations, we have limited space, and ask that you provide a description and photos of the items prior to making the donation.For more information see,"Where can I drop off my donations?"* 

It is hard to say “no thank you: to a donation when those donations help to fund LEAP programs.  However, we do need to refuse some items and may be refused because it costs more to transport, repair or refurbish than it can be sold for in our store.  Our workers are trained to know what we can and cannot accept, and will help guide you to other possibilities for donations we cannot use. 

No pots or pans

No items that are broken, chipped, stained, ripped or not in good usable/working condition

No carpet or padding

No plumbing fixtures

No household chemical products

No personal care items or fragrance items

No mattresses/box springs

No car seats, walkers or cribs

No bed pillows

No personal/office computers, consumer electronics, office equipment or telecommunication equipment

No major appliances

No chain saws or any gas driven power equipment

No electric blankets, heading pads or portable heaters

No televisions (of any size), VCR’s, DVD players

No children's clothing or shoes

Luxury designer clothing, shoes & accessories 

Vintage clothing, shoes & accessories

Antiques, memorabilia & collectibles

Donations are accepted at the boutique Monday through Friday, from 11am to 7pm, Saturdays from 11am to 6pm, and Sundays from 11am to 5pm.

If you wish to donate furniture, send a description & photo of the item to info@dragonflythrift.org prior to bringing it Dragonfly

For more information about donations, please call 833-757-5327 for information.

All items donated are deductible for income tax purposes to the extent allowed by law.  Valuations of gifts in kind are the responsibility of the donor as the Dragonfly Thrift Boutique does not set a valuation on your donation.  It is up to you to assign a value to your item.   For your records, the Dragonfly Thrift Boutique Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 27-0193483. 

The Dragonfly Thrift Boutique will provide a donation receipt to donors for income tax purposes.  Receiving donations of product valued greater than $500 requires donors to complete IRS Form 8283.  https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-8283.

Donors may refer to IRS Tax Publication 526 “Charitable Contributions” https://www.irs.gov/publications/p526 and Publication 561 “Determining the Value of Donated Property” https://www.irs.gov/publications/p561, and Form 8283 “Non-cash Charitable Contributions” at the IRS website www.irs.gov or consult with your tax advisor.

Donate to leap

Your donations make a difference in the lives of the women we help on a daily basis to get back on their feet.

It costs $7,000 for LEAP to graduate one woman from our prison education program, and every year we graduate 20-40 women. The odds of LEAP graduates returning to prison are 80% lower than non-LEAP graduates.

The truth is, there is a growing body of research that supports providing education inside prisons to reduce the odds of returning to prison after release and increase the odds of finding a job after release. A meta-analysis by the RAND Corporation found that every dollar spent on educating incarcerated people saves between $4 and $5 within the first three years of release, the time period when most prisoners return to prison. And LEAP is the only organization in Florida to target our education program to women prisoners.

What better return on investment could you ask for than to help one woman transcend her past, return to her family, and become a productive member of society?