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Polk County residents can drop off leather work gloves, heavy duty garbage bags, and bug spray at any of the four service centers

GlovesForLove Gloves

BARTOW, Florida – The Tax Collector's Office for Polk County (TCPC) is partnering with SUN ‘n FUN and the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) in the relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas.

TCPC’s Gloves for Love program will be ongoing with SUN ‘n FUN/ACE and will only be accepting the following items in the Tax Collector’s offices: leather work gloves, heavy duty garbage bags, and bug spray. Residents interested in donating these items can drop them off at any of the service center locations across Polk County during regular business hours. Service center locations are as follows:

Bartow: 430 East Main Street, Bartow, FL 33830
Lakeland: 916 North Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801
Lake Wales: 658 Highway 60 West, Lake Wales, FL 33853
Davenport: 2000 Deer Creek Commerce Lane, Davenport, FL 33837

Residents who want to contribute additional hurricane supplies and non-perishable food items can drop off those items at the SUN ‘n FUN Expo campus located at 4175 Medulla Road, Lakeland, FL in Hanger C. Donation receiving hours at SUN ‘n FUN are Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

For more information on the Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in Polk County, email [email protected]

About the Office of Joe G. Tedder, Tax Collector for Polk County, Florida

Joe G. Tedder is elected by the people of Polk County to serve as their Tax Collector. The Office of Tax Collector is provided in Florida’s Constitution to serve in the state’s political subdivisions known as counties. The Tax Collector’s Office for Polk County has service centers in Bartow, Lakeland, Davenport, and Lake Wales. The Tax Collector’s Office serves over 686,000 residents in Polk County, offering services such as: Driver licenses and identification cards; motor vehicle registrations, decals, license plates, titles and disabled person parking placards; real estate and tangible personal property taxes; county local business taxes; tourist development taxes; concealed weapons license applications and renewals; and, other services

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