Storefront Address: 5933 North Washington Blvd. • Sarasota, FL 34243
Hours: Tuesdays & Fridays • 9:00AM - 11:30AM
1st Sat of every month • 9:00AM - 11:30AM

about us

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Since 1990, Mothers Helping Mothers, Inc., an all volunteer not-for-profit organization, has been providing basic necessities such as clothing and baby items free of charge to families in need. All items are donated or purchased through grant funding or private contributions and are provided free of charge to our clients. Additionally, we offer emotional support and referrals to other agencies in the surrounding area. Mothers Helping Mothers has no paid employees; we have run on the spirit and energy of a handful of volunteers for more than twenty five years!

Through our storefront location, we help over 6,000 families in a single year. These families represent more than 9,500 children, and our numbers are continuing to grow. We continue to grow because the need is so great. We exist because of the generosity of this community, and our wish is to be able to continue to assist the neediest families right here in our backyard; helping these children to feel successful by meeting their very basic needs.

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ways to help

1. Donate Items

The following items are always needed:

  • Car seats
  • Cribs
  • Playpens
  • High chairs
  • Swings
  • Strollers
  • Toys
  • Clothing in all sizes
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Cleaning supplies
  • School supplies
  • New socks for children
  • New underwear for children
  • New boxers for children
  • Diapers and wipes
  • Small household items
  • Donations

2. Volunteer Time

Since we operate solely on volunteer labor, we need people like you! Please consider helping or bringing your group to help receive, sort and hang up donations at the store. Any amount of time you give, no matter how little, is appreciated. Even just a few hours a month can make all the difference to the families we serve. Please contact us or click the link below if you'd like to volunteer.

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3. Financial Gift

Please consider volunteering your time. No amount of time given is too small. We exist because of the generosity of our community.

donation drop off points

Storefront Address: 5933 North Washington Blvd. • Sarasota, FL 34243
Our secure donation hut is available anytime located behind the building in the back parking lot. Donations also welcome during our open hours Tue & Fr 9-11:30AM & the 1st Sat of every month 9-11:30AM

Suncoast Community Church: 8000 Hawkins Rd • Sarasota, FL 34241
Donation bin is available during all service times (Sat 6PM | Sun 9AM, 10:30AM, 12PM) in the Grand Hall, or donations may be dropped at the church office M-Th 9-4PM.

Email Address:
Storefront Address:
5933 North Washington Blvd. • Sarasota, FL 34243 • Tuesdays & Fridays • 9:00AM - 11:30AM • 941-953-7572

Mailing Address:
Mothers Helping Mothers, Inc. • P.O. Box 342 • Sarasota, FL 34230-3042

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