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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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
Join the LEAP’s Dragonfly Inner Circle to get sweet discounts while giving back!
You can become a member of the Dragonfly Inner Circle by donating just $10 a month to LEAP. With this small recurring donation, you get 10% off EVERY purchase from Dragonfly!
To join, click to donate here, and select the monthly/recurring option. Next, we will send you an exclusive discount code you can use in-store or online at Dragonfly Thrift to get 10% off every purchase.
Your support makes it possible for LEAP to keep housing, employing, and educating women trying to make a new life after prison.
Benefits of membership:
$10/month and higher donation – 10% discount at LEAP’s Dragonfly Thrift Boutique
$20/month and higher donation – 10% discount at LEAP’s Dragonfly Thrift Boutique AND a LEAP t-shirt
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?