The Best Donation Centers in Bradenton, FL

Living in Bradenton, for many people, is like living in paradise. Great weather, near all things fun, exciting and stimulating, and some of the best beaches in the entire state! What’s not to love? Whether you’re new to Bradenton or you’re a local, there comes a time when you’ve got to get rid of some of your unused items. 

We all tend to accumulate things; from clothes that went out of fashion decades ago to sports equipment, furniture, toys, books, and more. We replace our old appliances for new, the kids grow out of their toys and bicycles, things break down and fall apart. It happens to everyone in Bradenton. The important question is, where can I donate all this stuff?

In this article, we’ll be looking at the best donation centers in Bradenton. Once you’re finished reading, you’ll have plenty of information about where to bring your gently used items.

So You’ve Got the List of the Best Donation Centers in Bradenton… Why Donate?

There are many excellent reasons to donate items to the wonderful donations centers in Bradenton you don’t have use for anymore. The first is that they can help out people in need. (That’s the best reason!) Next, you can get tax deductions from the federal government. Last but not least, getting rid of all the things you no longer need or use will open up a lot of extra space. Maybe you’ll even reorganize your home or office!

Of course, if you want to keep some items but just don’t have space, you might consider self-storage. You wouldn’t want to give away your (now adult) child’s baby memorabilia. Or maybe you’re saving some furniture for that big move?  With locations all over Florida, Hide-Away Storage can help you store those priceless items. Whatever the reason, if you need more space, donating or storing your items is the way to go. 

HOPE Chest Thrift Store (Part of HOPE Family Services)

HOPE Chest Thrift Store has been around since 1979. Their mission; to help victims of domestic violence make it on their own. They have been promoting safety, strength, and well-being for decades in Manatee county and accept furniture, clothing, electronics and all types of household goods

Hope Chest Thrift Store
1215 8th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
Hours: Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Phone: (941) 745-2034
Click the link for their Facebook Page

Manatee Memorial Foundation Auxiliary Thrift Shop

The Manatee Memorial Foundation provides grant money to community organizations that support health-related needs in Manatee County, including scholarships for medical education. The money that this Bradenton donation center raise through their auxiliary thrift shop is used for all of these endeavors. They also provide pick-up services in Bradenton every Thursday.

Manatee Memorial Foundation Auxiliary Thrift Shop
4517 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, FL 34209 
Hours: Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Phone: (941) 745-2047
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A man holding parcel boxes packages, and delivery van driving fast in the city

Unique Boutique (Women’s Resource Center)

Offering services in both Manatee and Sarasota counties, the Women’s Resource Center offers career planning, educational resources, and life skills training for women (and men sometimes also). Some of the funds that they use to provide these services come from profits made through their Unique Boutique, which accept donations of gently used women’s handbags, scarves, shoes, clothing, and jewelry.

If you don’t have anything to donate but still want to support the Women’s Resource Center of Manatee County, you can go to Unique Boutique and purchase from their wide range of high end, gently used women’s products. There are 3 Unique Boutique locations to choose from, including:

Unique Boutique
1926 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205
340 S. Tuttle Ave Sarasota, FL 34237 
530 US-41 Bypass South #5A Venice, FL 34285
Phone: (941) 750-0032
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Turning Points

Offering a vast array of services for residents of Manatee County who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, Turning Points relies heavily on the kindness of the Bradenton community. This Bradenton donation center absolutely amazing how many services they offer, including hot showers, haircuts and laundry services to name just a few. They also provide transportation, employment, rental, and utility assistance, as well as a wide range of veterans services. They even offer free dental and medical services for uninsured Bradentonians! 

To support all of their efforts you can donate practically anything, and they especially appreciate canned and dry foods. It’s a wonderful organization and definitely worth supporting.

Turning Points
705 17th Ave. W., Bradenton, FL 34205 (Located inside the Bill Galvano One Stop Center)
Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Phone: (941) 747-1509
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Manatee Habitat ReStore (Habitat for Humanity)

One of the most well-known donation centers in Bradenton. Made famous by President Jimmy Carter, Habitat for Humanity allows recipient families to work alongside volunteers and build their own homes. In Bradenton, Manatee Habitat ReStore supports its mission by accepting everything from gently used furniture to appliances, building materials, and home accessories. They also have a pick-up service that will come and pick your donations up for free. 

Like Unique Boutique, If you don’t have anything to donate you can always help their cause by going to Manatee Habitat ReStore and making a purchase from their wide selection of new, used, and surplus goods.

Manatee Habitat ReStore
5108 15th St. E., Bradington, FL 34203 
Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Phone: (941) 355-7082
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Young woman with box indoors. Moving into new house and donating excess items

Storing Things in Bradenton

While we encourage donating to these great donation centers in Bradenton whenever possible, there are some occasions where you might want to hold onto some of your items. It’s then when Hideaway Storage can help. With secure, easy access self storage units that offer 24/7 video surveillance and 7-day access, Hide-Away Storage is an affordable option when your home or apartment is overflowing. Chat with one of our friendly managers right now and, when you’re ready, reserve your storage unit online, today!