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Dragonfly Thrift Donation FAQS

WHAT TYPES OF DONATIONS DO WE ACCEPT AT THE DRAGONFLY?

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?"   

WHAT TYPES OF DONATIONS DO WE NOT ACCEPT AT DRAGONFLY?

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

WHAT TYPES OF DONATIONS DO WE LOVE AT DRAGONFLY?

Luxury designer clothing, shoes & accessories 

Vintage clothing, shoes & accessories

Antiques, memorabilia & collectibles

WHERE CAN I DROP OFF MY DONATIONS?

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.

SCHEDULE A PICK UP FOR MY DONATION(S) OR A DELIVERY?

Please call 833-757-5327 for more information on this service.

ARE MY DONATIONS TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

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.

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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?

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.