St. Vincent de Paul Sarasota Thrift Store

2711 Mall Drive, Sarasota, FL 34231 (Gulf Gate)

**We accept donations Tuesday-Saturday 9am-3pm ** 


Our donation drop-off is around the back of the building.  Please ring the door bell and someone will come out shortly to help you unload.



What Items Do We Accept?


With all the items that we accept, we do ask that they be relatively clean and in good condition.  Maintaining a clean store and nice merchandise takes a lot of hard work on the part of our volunteers and staff and we appreciate your help in this matter. If you are not sure if we accept an item, please feel free to call or email us and we will be glad to help with any questions.  We may also be able to help direct you to another organization who might accept items that we do not.


  • We accept a wide variety of house hold items such as kitchen wares, dishes, small kitchen appliances, lamps, household knick knacks, decorative items, and artwork
  • We accept most furniture that is in good condition, free of stains and wear that make it unsaleable 
  • We accept clothing that is free of stains, rips, and tears
  • Shoes that are clean, with soles intact, and which aren't heavily worn
  • Clean linens, free of stains and tears, such as towels, sheets, and pillow cases, table linens, curtains, blankets, etc.
  • Some working electronic devices such as DVD players, CD players, clocks, etc.
  • Some medical supplies such as walkers, wheel chairs, and potty chairs
  • Some sports equipment
  • Holiday items
  • Artwork
  • Pots and pans
  • Kitchen wares
  • Small kitchen appliances



Items We Do NOT Accept


There are several types of items that are either too large for us to display, too risky to stock, or just don't sell well in our store.  Our mission is primarily to raise money for our local St. Vincent de Paul case workers so that they can help people in our community.  That means we have to do our best not to accept items that will increase our cost to store them or dispose of them.  We appreciate your understanding in this matter and thank you for thinking of us first.  


  • Large appliances such as washers, dryers, dishwashers, mounted microwaves, refrigerators, and air conditioners
  • Mattresses or box springs
  • Bed pillows
  • Books(Everyone has already been incredibly generous with books)
  • Food or beverages
  • Opened medical supplies