More than 100 children and their families live with us day-in and day-out. But that’s not all. Nearly 32,000 families get help at the Ministries every year. Meeting the ever-increasing need of Tampa Bay depends on the generosity and commitment of community partners.
You can help by making a personal donation of needed items, hosting a donation drive, providing bulk donations or donating gently used items for resale in our thrift store.
Step 1: Determine whether or not the items you wish to donate are useful.
We can only make use of items that are new, nearly new or gently used. If you don’t have use for your old, tattered couch, rusty washing machine or other used item, chances are it will also be a burden to a person in need. Our mission is to promote dignity among those we serve by providing them the things they need to make a fresh start.
Step 2: Call our Donation Line at 813-209-1060.
Call our donation hotline and leave a message detailing the kind of items you wish to donate and your phone number. We will contact you by the next business day to let you know if we are in need of your items. If we are not able to receive your donation, we will gladly refer you to one of our many partner agencies in the area.
Donation Drop Offs Near Me:
Assisted Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.
2101 N. Florida Avenue, Tampa 33602
Corner of Frances St. and Florida Ave., behind our thrift store near the large sign that says “Donations.”
Clothing Drop Box Locations
6431 E. County Line Rd., Tampa FL
Marathon Gas Station
4138 W. Cypress St., Tampa FL
Temple Terrace United Methodist Church
5030 E. Busch Blvd., Temple Terrace FL
La Fiesta Mexican
5112 N. 22nd Street, Tampa, FL
Eddie’s Custom Cleaners
2958 S. Manhattan Ave., Tampa FL
6915 W. Waters Ave., Tampa FL
Mobil Gas Station
4101 W. Gandy Blvd, Tampa FL
To report any issues, damage, items left outside, or for general servicing needs email us at Metro@collectionservicesmgt.com or call 813-386-0500.
3214 US Highway 19
Holiday, FL 34691
Assisted Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.
Call to donate 727-937-3268
Residential pickup is available for gently used furniture items, spot-free mattresses and large donations of clothing or other items. If you have such items that could benefit our mission, please call 813-209-1060.
Sunshine Thrift Stores
Your donations to Sunshine Thrift Stores help sustain Metropolitan Ministries’ meal programs throughout the Bay area and provide affordable clothing to our clients. Metropolitan Ministries has partnered with Sunshine Thrift Stores and Collection Services Management to collect household items and clothing from the general public. Collection Services Management uses direct mail (have you seen the yellow card in your mailbox?) and other methods to notify the public of the needs. Trucks are then dispatched to neighborhoods to collect the donations. Donated items are then sold to local thrift stores and the money generated will be used to help the Metropolitan Ministries with its core mission, competencies, and programs.
Enlisting a trusted and registered partner like Sunshine Thrift to collect, clean, sort, and repackage items donated to the Clothing Donation Program allows us to focus our charitable resources on our mission and programs.
Sunshine Thrift Store Locations
4304 S. Dale Mabry Highway
2808 34th Street North
3611 1st Street East Suite 230