Whether it’s a birthday or Christmas, every year kids around the U.S. are given new toys for these holidays, which leads most of their old ones to lie around unused and without a purpose. Yet, you can give these old toys a new life by donating them to a child in need. Many kids don’t have the privilege of having new or gently used toys, so make their life a little brighter by giving them something that made your life brighter too!
Before you donate, however, check out our blog on How to Donate Toys to learn about the pre-donating process!
Now you’re ready to donate your pre-loved toys!
If you’re in the Chicago or Dallas area, you can use Zealous Good to match you with several local organizations that are actually looking for that specific item and will therefore profit from it the most. If you don’t live in Chicago or Dallas, here are some other places that would value your donation:
Most medical facilities accept new or gently used toys for their youngest patients to play with during their stay. However, check with your local children’s hospital first since some only take new toys to prevent the risk of infection.
Considering the wear and tear toys go through at daycares, its no wonder they’re an ongoing need! To find your local daycare, click here!
Most churches provide child-care services during church related events and services,so donating your toys here is also an option! Check online to find a church near you!
Toys are always in demand at children’s homes, since most of these kids need something to play with and to give them a sense of normalcy while they find their forever home. Search online to find a children’s center in your city!
Again, if you’re in the Chicago or Dallas area, use Zealous Good to submit your toy donation and we’ll easily match you with a charity and child in need!