Your donations to our partner, Sunshine Thrift Stores (FL #36424) 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, providing curbside pickups, 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 Store 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.

But that’s not all! Our partnership with Sunshine Thrift Store provides on the job training in retail sales for our residents.

To report any issues, damage, items left outside, or for general servicing needs email us at or call 813-386-0500.

Clothing Drop-off Locations

La Fiesta Mexican
5112 N. 22nd Street, Tampa, FL

Eddie’s Custom Cleaners
2958 S. Manhattan Ave., Tampa FL

The Cypress
6431 E. County Line Rd., Tampa FL

Temple Terrace United Methodist Church
5030 E. Busch Blvd., Temple Terrace FL

MFA Pioneers
6915 W. Waters Ave., Tampa FL

Marathon Gas Station
4138 W. Cypress St., Tampa FL

Sunshine Thrift Store
4304 S. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa FL

Sunshine Thrift Store
2808 34th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL

Sunshine Thrift Store
3611 1st Street E., Bradenton, FL

Curbside pickups

Call to donate 813.386.0500