10 Places to Donate Your Children’s Gently Used Toys
- Charities. Salvation Army and Goodwill are the most recognizable charities where toys are donated.
- Hospitals. Many medical facilities accept gently used toys for their young patients to play with while they are hospitalized.
- Doctors’ Offices.
- Daycare Centers.
- Children’s Homes.
- Military Families.
Can you donate toys to children’s hospital?
For the safety of their patients and facility, hospitals only accept new toys. If you have gently used toys that you’d like to donate, consider sharing them with a woman’s shelter, The Boys and Girls Club, or facilities like Goodwill or The Salvation Army instead.
Where can I donate kids toys?
Toy Donation Options
- Resell Charities. Charity thrift stores such as Goodwill and The Salvation Army accept toys and then put them on the store floor for others to buy.
- Local Shelters and Children’s Centers.
- Preschools and Nurseries.
- Church Charities.
Do hospitals take stuffed animals?
Believe it or not, may charity thrift stores (including Goodwill) do accept stuffed animals as donations. Local police or fire stations, family shelters, or the children’s wing of a hospital, might also accept stuffed animals for donation.
Who will pick up used toys?
5 Charities That Pick Up Your Stuff
- Salvation Army. When you think donation pick-ups, your mind might go to Salvation Army first.
- AMVETS National Service Foundation.
- Habitat for Humanity.
- The Arc.
What can I do with unwanted stuffed animals?
The following are a few suggestions that may help anyone with gently used stuffed animals looking for new homes.
- Give them away directly to people who want them.
- Give them to Goodwill or other thrift stores.
- Donate via SAFE: Stuffed Animals for Emergencies.
- Donate to police or fire departments.
- Give them to animal shelters.
Does Salvation Army take stuffed animals?
For example, The Salvation Army of Southeast Michigan will accept donations of stuffed animals and plush toys that are in good condition to be sold at one of its 36 thrift stores. “If your child has more toys than they can play with—or you can store—consider donating them at one of our local thrift stores.