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Your Donation Makes a 100% Direct Impact to 
Families in Sarasota & Manatee Counties.

mothers helping mothers

All donations are 100% tax-deductible and nearly 100% of your contribution stays here in your local area. Because MHM has zero paid staff and owns its facility outright, every penny goes directly to supporting our mission.

DOUBLE YOUR GIFT - Thanks to The Flanzer Philanthropic Trust, all individuals or private foundations donations may be matched up to $500 each month. ($3,000 yearly max per donor) 

If you prefer to pay by check:

please make payable to: The Louis and Gloria Flanzer Trust 

(Be sure to include MHM in the memo)

Mail To: 1266 First Street, Suite 1, Sarasota, FL 34236

Large Item Donations

(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.

Donation of
Professional Services

We are always in need of in-kind services ranging from physical to digital work. Some areas include graphic design, printing, catering, construction, and more. All approved time may be credited towards volunteer hours or written off on your taxes.

Thanks to The Flanzer Philanthropic Trust, Donations will be matched

up to $500 each month! 

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If you prefer to pay by check

Make Payable To:

The Louis and Gloria Flanzer Trust 

(Be sure to include MHM in the memo)

Mail To: 

1266 First Street, Suite 1

Sarasota, FL 34236

To Donate Items


5933 N Washington Blvd

Sarasota, FL 34243
Tues, Wed, Fri or 1st Sat of the month
from 9 am - 11:30 am
(holidays excluded)​

Donations may also be dropped off

at Suncoast Community Church

Office (the small white house)

Mon - Thurs from 8 am - 4 pm 

8000 Hawkins Rd

Sarasota, FL 34241

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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



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 to learn more



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