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10 Worthy Places to Donate Used Toys

By January 13, 2012

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Tired of tripping over toys? Donate used toys to worthy places that can get good use out of them.

A picture of a hand in a box of toys
Drowning in toys? Donate used toys to kids who need them.
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This is what we are doing at my house. It's part charitable giving and part de-cluttering.

See, my kids are the only grandkids on either side of the family. It's a given that we are going to get more toys than our boys can possibly play with on their birthdays, Christmas and "just because" days.

I appreciate that our families get excited about giving our kids presents, but the clutter has become unbearable. Despite our request to limit the presents, grandparents get carried away and we start drowning in toys, toys, toys.

So we're boxing some of them up and giving them to kids who can really use them. There are so many places to donate used toys that help provide toys to kids who need them that we're spreading our donations out over several locations.

Instead of shedding tears over the toys that are leaving the house, we're using this de-cluttering act as a way to teach the kids to be charitable. My older son talks about the kids who will get to play with his toys next ... kids he'll never meet, but who he's excited about helping.

And don't forget. Helping others can also help you financially. At some locations, your toy donations will qualify as tax deductions so you can save money at tax time.

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Comments
September 27, 2011 at 10:03 am
(1) Jacob D, Chairman. says:

Manovikas a registered charity of parents of the disabled, working since 1996, give free service to 200 Intellectually disabled children in our Special Schools and CBR Centres. We jointly with Free wheel Chair Mission, USA and Motivation UK, donate wheel chairs to the disabled. We shall be very much thankful to you if you donate us used toys, which we shall donate to our disabled children on special occations.

Manovikas Team.

December 22, 2012 at 1:54 pm
(2) Donna Marie says:

Hello I would love to get an address to donate toys to Manovikas,
charity.
Please provide me with the information on how and address in the US!
Thank you!

December 7, 2013 at 5:37 pm
(3) Breanna says:

Am I missing the 10 places? I don’t see them anywhere.

December 15, 2013 at 12:34 pm
(4) nicole says:

You had to click the link in the article to get the list-http://stayathomemoms.about.com/od/managingyourhome/a/Where-To-Donate-Toys.htm

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