Four Ways to Donate to the Garden

1 - Make a cash donation

Your tax deductible cash donation can be made by credit card. Donate here.

2 - Donate New or Gently Used Items

The garden is seeking your donation of gently used or new items. Gifts and donations from our friends and members are critical. They bridge the gap between the actual cost of the Garden’s excellence, and the income received through memberships, visitor donations, special events and grants from foundations and governmental programs. The Garden is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and your donation is tax deductible.

We are currently in need of the following:

Yard Equipment

  • Loppers
  • Scissor Hedge Trimmer
  • Gas or Electric Hedge Trimmers
  • Long Pole Power Trimmer
  • Gas Operated Weedwacker
  • Pole Saw
  • Gas Operated Chain Saw
  • Heavy Duty Hoe
  • 6' Spud Bar
  • Wheel Barrow
  • Pruning Clippers
  • Hard Rakes
  • Soft Rakes 

Other Outdoor Items

  • Potting Soil
  • Fertilizer
  • Garden Gloves (Women's & Men's)
  • Fire Ant Pellets
  • Ant Spray
  • Recycling Containers 
  • Iguana-Be-Gone
  • 5 Gallon Buckets
  • Large Watering Cans
  • 3/4" Heavy Duty Watering Hose
  • Gas or Electric Power Washer**  Need asap 
  • Large and Small Coolers
  • Large Decorative Ceramic Pots
  • Marking paint (spray paint)
  • Regular and Heavy Duty Staplers
  • Permanent Markers
  • Planting Flags with Wire Stems 

Cleaning Supplies

  • Clothesline
  • Regular Brooms
  • Push  Broom
  • Garbage Cans
  • Garbage Bins 
  • Yard Trash Bags
  • Large Dustpans
  • Hand Dryers in good condition

Furniture and Related Items

  • Bamboo Chairs
  • 60" Round Tables 
  • Long Folding Tables
  • Picnic Tables  
  • Table Clothes, both round and long (Good Condition)
  • Self Standing Canopy
  • New Carpet & Padding

Tools & Power Equipment

  • 2 Reciprocating Saws
  • Power Drills 18v
  • Impact Driver
  • Circular Saw
  • Table Saw
  • Level
  • Tape Measure
  • Screw drivers
  • 10/3 Heavy Duty Extension Cords (100 Ft
  • Crow Bar
  • Jack Hammer

Vehicles and Other Large Equipment

  • Generator
  • Ice Machine
  • Water Fountain 
  • Lawn Mower
  • Riding Mower
  • Gas Chipper/Shedder
  • Pickup Truck
  • Golf Cart(s)
  • ATV plus Trailer

Paint Equipment

  • Roller Covers
  • Roller Handle
  • Roller Extension Pole 
  • Roller Screens
  • Paint Sprayer

Licensed Volunteers

  • Services of a Certifed Electrician
  • Services of a Carpenter
  • Services of a Certified Tree Trimmer 

To donate please contact us at or 305-296-1504.

3 - "KKWS": Sell your used items through eBay

Many of us on Key West have 'kool stuff' in our attics or garages that really, really just has to find a new home! KoolKeyWestStuff - eBay Store provides a full service solution to research, post, sell, and ship Items. The profit is returned to the seller, less modest fees so the store can remain functioning.

Here's the neat part; The Item is going to stay with you until it is sold. And once sold, the profit is yours. We ask, as part of your involvement with the Garden, to donate a part of the profit to us, as a 501(c)(3) write-off cash donation. You can also keep some of the profit, have more storage space, and so we all win!

The eBay service starts with a visit from the KKWS store owner - to get some pictures of your item, and do professional valuation research. There is no charge, and no commitment. Most folks are fascinated to know what their 'kool stuff' is worth - and sometimes it is very exciting news!

The store can be found at If you'll send a note to us at or to and we will follow up with you by email.

Profit from an unused item; a donation to us; more storage space; and best of all - it is easy and non-time consuming on your part. We hope you'll consider this, and make the effort to contact us, if you'd like to give this a try!

4 - Add an iGive button to your browser

Turn your online shopping and searching into donations to The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden. Click this link for details.

The trees thank you!