Summer Hours

Tuesday-Friday: 10 am to 5 pm
We'll return to regular hours in August!



Family Treasures Thrift Shop


710 North Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601


Tuesday-Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


(352) 393-2826

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More than a thrift shop

Staffed almost entirely by volunteers and stocked with carefully selected donated items, the Family Treasures Thrift Shop is a community effort. Purchasing from and donating to the Family Treasures Thrift Shop is more than a transaction.  The blouse you donate today could change a life! 

All of our profits go toward helping Children's Home Society of Florida create stronger families and brighter futures for children throughout Mid-Florida, and our store provides free items to families who are going through difficult transitions. By supporting the Family Treasures Thrift Shop, you're a part of that effort! Together, we've built a place where everyone can find great deals and join Children's Home Society of Florida in our mission of Embracing Children. Inspiring Lives.

Have items to donate?

We would love to have you donate to the Family Treasures Thrift Shop! Please feel free to drop off your donation at our Thrift Shop during store hours.  We accept all kinds of items in gently used and working condition, from clothes to appliances!

Donating furniture?

Family Treasures Thrift Shop offers free furniture pick ups through Gator Moving on Wednesdays.  To schedule your pick up, please call us at: (352) 393-2826. When you call, we'll ask you a few questions about your donation to help prepare our movers. Please understand that we do not accept items with tears, stains or severe fading because it's difficult to sell a damaged donation. 


We have opportunities for individuals and groups year-round. Help sort and process donations, greet customers, operate the cash register and make sure the store is in tip-top shape! You can also help "shop" for clients, whether it's finding the perfect back-to-school outfit for a third-grader or picking out books a family can read together. 

When you volunteer, you can receive a voucher to use in the Family Treasures Thrift Shop (amount depends upon the number of hours served).

Our thrift shop also hosts monthly community events, and we need volunteers to help! Events range from reading days to arts and crafts.

Interested? Call (352) 334-0955, email or fill out our online application.

High-need items:

  • Men's clothing
  • Furniture
  • Bed frames
  • Bedding
  • Household goods
  • High chairs
  • Walkers
  • Toiletries
  • Antiques
  • Unique treasures
  • Books

Items for store maintenance: 

  • Hangers
  • Detergent
  • Cleaning wipes
  • Bleach
  • Glass cleaner
  • Paper towels
  • Paper

Have a retail event?

Do you have a trunk show, book launch, sale or group activity you'd like to host at our Family Treasures Thrift Shop? Let us know! Our space is available Fridays from 3-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. You can sign up here, or, if you need a custom date, please contact us by phone or email.

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