305 hive cares campaign

305 Hive is known as a resource that our readers can turn to when they have items to donate, or to volunteer their time. Therefore, we have compiled a list of organizations that have specific needs in the community. Please feel free to reference it or to print it out as needed.

Donation Guide:

Miami Rescue Mission

  • Items Needed: Most household and clothing items, furniture, appliances, and more.
  • Contact Info: 8700 NW 7th Ave. Miami, 33150. PH: 1-800-817-HOPE
  • Notes: Pick-up is available.

Lotus House

  • Items Needed: Clothing, food, and household items with a focus on women, babies, and children.
  • Contact Info: 217 NW 15th Street, Overtown, Miami, Florida 33136. PH: 305-438-0556
  • Notes: Drop off behind the Lotus Shop Thrift Chic Boutique, Tuesday – Saturday. Pick up is available for large furniture.

Salvation Army

  • Items Needed: Most household and clothing items, furniture, appliances, and more.
  • Contact Info: PH: 1-800-SA-TRUCK
  • Notes: Pick up is available. Find a drop off location near you on their website.


  • Items Needed: Most household and clothing items, small furniture.
  • Contact Info: Visit their website.
  • Notes: Find a drop off location near you on their website.

The This n’ That Shop, Inc

  • Items Needed: Gently used clothing, small working appliances in good condition, love books, linens, towels, shoes/belts/scarves, toys, strollers, small furniture, art, china/crystal, ceramics, kitchenware, jewelry.
  • Contact Info: 3155 Commadore Plaza, Coconut Grove, FL 333133. PH: 305-448-2114
  • Notes: Drop off and pick-up are available. Affiliated with Plymouth Church. Shoppers welcome: Target items to St. John.

Touching Miami with Love

  • Items Needed: Toys, School supplies, clothes and shoes for our children K-12.
  • Contact Info: 711 NW 6th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136. 1350 SW 4th Street, Homestead, FL 33030. PH: 305-416-0435
  • Notes: Drop off hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Camillus House

  • Contact Info: 2020 NW 23rd Street, Miami, FL 33142. PH: 305-374-1065
  • Notes: Monday–Friday 8:00 am–4:00 pm.

Out of Closet Thrift Store

  • Items Needed: Furniture, kitchenware, electronics, appliances, tools, musical instruments, men’s/women’s clothing, tv/movie memorabilia, books, shoes, liquidations, cds/records, estate items, automobiles, artwork, home deco items
  • Contact Info: 2400 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33137. PH: 305-764-3773
  • Notes: Call the Donation Pickup Hotline at (800) 558-8220 for at least two pieces of furniture. You can donate clothing, household items etc. at a store location near you. Monday–Saturday 10:00 am–7:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Breakthrough Miami, Inc.

  • Items Needed: Transportation Gift Cards (Bus/Train Passes, Uber/Lyft Gift Cards), Teaching Supplies (Markers, Dry Erase Markers & Erasers, Rulers, Paint, Sketchbooks), General office supplies (paper, card stock, scissors, tape, staplers), Personal Care Items (Sunblock, Chapstick/Lip Balm), Pantry Items (Peanut Butter and Jelly, Ramen Noodles, Pop Tarts, Granola Bars, Microwave Popcorn, Cookies, Plantain Chips), PPE & Cleaning Supplies (Paper Towels, Disinfectant, Tech Disinfectant Wipes, Hand Sanitizer), Utility Wagons / carts, LED Projectors, Loudspeaker / Mic.
  • Contact Info: 3250 SW 3rd Ave., Miami, FL 33129. Send an email here. Visit their website.
  • Notes: Hours are 8:30am -5:30pm.

Chapman Partnership

  • Items Needed: Non-perishable food items, Baby Items(Diapers, Pull-Up, wipes, Umbrella Strollers, new bottles/pacifiers), Undergarments (men- no boxer, only briefs women and children) Will Also Accept: Gently used clothing, shoes, items for our move-out kits (new towels, new bedsheets, plates, cups, silverware, cleaning supplies, cookware).
  • Contact Info: Downtown -1550 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136. Homestead – 8205 SW 124th Ct, Homestead, FL 33033. Visit their website.
  • Notes: Pick-up is available for bags of 6 or more. Monday through Sunday 8:00am to 3:00pm.

Children’s Trust

  • Items Needed: Books (new or gently used welcomed) they classify as “early readers” and “picture books”. Also books for kids through middle school.
  • Contact Info: Send an email to Lisa Palley. PH: 305.642.3132

Suited for Success

  • Items Needed: Clothing donations are accepted. Their Amazon Wishlist is updated regularly with their clients’ most-needed items (list found on their website). Hosting a donation drive is a way to get your network involved with their organization
  • Contact Info: 1600 NW 3rd Ave, Suite 111, Miami, FL 33136. Visit their website.
  • Notes: Hours are 10:00am -3:00pm.

Ronald McDonald House Charities South Florida

  • Items Needed: Transportation Gift Cards (Uber/Lyft Gift Cards), Grocery Store Gift Cards (Publix, Winn-Dixie, Walmart, Target) School Supplies (Markers, Folders, Dry Erase Markers & Erasers, Rulers, Paint, Sketchbooks), General Office Supplies (Printing Paper, card stock, scissors, tape, staplers, Post-It Notes), Personal Hygiene Care Items (Bar Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Deodorant), Pantry Items (Chips, Individual Cereal Cups/Boxes, Pop Tarts, Granola Bars, Microwave Popcorn, Cookies, Rice, Cooking Oil, Cup Ramen Noodles), General Household Cleaning Supplies (Paper Towels, Disinfectant Spray, Disinfectant Wipes, Hand Sanitizer, Dryer Sheet, Tall Kitchen Trash Bags, Liquid Dish Soap, Magic Erasers, Clorox Toilet Bowel Cleaner)
  • Contact Info: 1145 NW 14th Terrace Miami, FL, 33136. Visit their website.
  • Notes: Hours are Monday-Sunday, 9:00am – 9:00pm. Pick ups are not available.

American Musical Solutions

  • Items Needed: Pianos
  • Contact Info: Call or text at(786) 471-8246. Visit their website.

Volunteer Information:

Read to a Child

  • Service Needed: Looking for volunteers who want to commit to reading aloud for 30 minutes weekly lunchtime slot throughout the school year with a local elementary school student. We provide training and support throughout the process.
  • Contact Info: Downtown Miami Charter School and Pine Lake Elementary. Send an email. Visit their website.
  • Notes: Though many of our sessions will take place online for now, we are only working with people who could eventually be able to return to in person programming at one of our two schools (Downtown Miami and Palmetto Estates). We work with volunteers 18 years and up. To apply, please fill out an application here.

American Red Cross (South Florida Region)

  • Service Needed: You can be part of a trained volunteer workforce ready to provide disaster relief at a moment’s notice by clicking here. To find out how you can use your skills to help our communities, join us for one of our Virtual Open House events by clicking here.
  • Contact Info: Send an email. Visit their website.
  • Notes: Hours are the second Wednesday of every month from 5:30-6:30pm.

Please click HERE to view this information in Google Sheets.

If you are a local charity organization that accepts physical donations, please fill out the Item Donation List. If you are a local organization that has volunteer opportunities or needs hands on help such as making sandwiches for the homeless or has opportunities to read to a child etc., please fill out the Local Organization Volunteer Information form. We will include your organization’s needs in our next update.