Your Donation Makes a 100% Direct Impact to
Families in Sarasota & Manatee Counties.
All donations are 100% tax-deductible and 100% of your contribution stays here in your local area. Because MHM has zero paid staff and owns the facility outright, every penny goes directly to supporting our mission.
Donation Guidelines & Best Practices
Before you donate to MHM, please use this guide to determine which items are accepted and the condition we request them to be donated in.
As always, we are eternally grateful for your donations and appreciate your support in ensuring a safe and smooth donation collection and sorting process for our volunteers!
Use smaller bags
White kitchen garbage bags are a great size as large black garbage bags are often too heavy for some volunteers to handle.
Attach a simple label of what is included in each bag along with size, gender & age range
Clothing (i.e., women, men, girls, boys, toddler, infant, etc.), Linens (i.e., queen fitted sheet, twin blanket, etc.), Toys (age range), Shoes, Housewares (i.e., type), etc.
Don't knot the bag, please tie in a loose bow
We often reuse bags for other projects.
You are donating both the item and the bag!
Quality of Donations
We cannot accept any of these items listed below:
Broken or chipped glassware
Broken or malfunctioning items (minor wear is ok)
Broken or stained furniture
Incomplete set of shoes (i.e., missing pair)
Hazardous chemicals or items containing mold
Carseats that were involved in an accident
or are expired
Any products that have been recalled
Thanks to The Flanzer Philanthropic Trust, Donations will be matched
up to $500 each month!
Donate at www.flanzertrust.org
If you prefer to pay by check
Make Payable To:
The Louis and Gloria Flanzer Trust
(Be sure to include MHM in the memo)
To Donate Items
MAIN DONATION DROP OFF:
Sarasota, FL 34243
Tues, Wed, Fri or 1st Sat of the month
from 9 am - 11:30 am
SOUTH SRQ DONATION SIGHT:
Donations may also be dropped off
to our partners at
Suncoast Community Church
Mon - Thurs from 8 am - 4 pm or
Sun 8:30 am - 11 am in the Grand Hall
8000 Hawkins Rd
Double Your Donation!
(eg, furniture and appliances)
We have a dedicated, monitored Facebook group called
"MHM Sarasota Helping Hands"
full of local mothers in need.
We encourage you to join and donate your items not listed under our
acceptable donations list.
HOW TO VALUE YOUR DONATION:
If you itemize deductions on your federal tax return, you may be entitled to claim a charitable deduction for your
Mothers Helping Mothers donations. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), a taxpayer can deduct the fair market value of clothing, household goods, used furniture, shoes, books, and so forth.
Fair market value is the price a willing buyer would pay for them. Value usually depends on the condition of the item. By law, a charity cannot tell you what your donated items are worth. This is something you must do yourself.
To assess “fair market value” for your donations:
Consult a local tax advisor who should be familiar with market values in your region
Visit irs.gov to learn more