The Elephants Trunk Thrift Store



Thank you for visiting the Elephants Trunk thrift shop website, and for all of your donations and purchases. The Elephants Trunk thrift ship is operated by the Healthcare Volunteers of Venice. Donations are vital in keeping the Elephants Trunk thrift shop a viable operation and sustaining our fundraising commitment. All profits benefit patients of the Venice Regional Medical Center and residents of the Venice Community.

Every item that you drop off at the Elephants Trunk thrift shop, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is valuable to us and all items gathered are considered a contribution since all proceeds benefit the patients of Venice Regional Medical Center (VRMC) and the Venice community.

We will provide a receipt for tax purposes, which will describe the items you are donating and provide us with your name and address. You are responsible for determining the value of the donated items. Remember, the value of used household items are much less than when purchased new.



Typical Items

Some of the more commonly donated items for sale in the Thrift shop include but are not limited to:

small appliances, pictures, fabrics, puzzles

fishing gear, rugs, furniture, silverware

games, utensils, golf clubs, tools

handbags, vases, housewares, walkers

jewelry, instruments, kitchenware, bedding                      

lamps, books, linen, bric-a-brac

luggage, clocks, mattresses

clothing, mirrors, dishes         







Hours of Operation

Shop Hours

Monday      10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday      10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday    10:00am - 4:00pm
Friday         10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday     10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday        CLOSED

Seasonal Hrs

January thru April

M-F          10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm

1st Sunday of Every Month

Sunday   11:00am - 3:00pm


Call Volunteer Services at



595 Tamiami Trail South
Venice, FL 34285

on business 41 on the Island in the Publix Shopping Center

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