Where to Donate Stuffed Animals
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I have a lot of very nice, clean stuffed animals I'd like to
donate, preferably to an organization that can provide a tax
donation receipt. I know about Books for the Barrios, but I
really don't have time to drive out to Concord (are YOU
During the school year, there are school carnivals, etc.,
but I'd like to deliver them before school starts. Any
other ideas? (Or can you take them now for your school
event,and provide my donation receipt?) rk
Playland-Not-At-The-Beach takes donations of stuffed animals
year-round as carnival prizes. They are in El Cerrito, and
are mainly open on the weekends, holidays, and select
evenings (check website for schedule):
Davis Street Family Resource Center, 347-4620, gives a
stuffed animal - or 2 - to every child in the Christmas gift
drive. Very worthy organization - food, clothes, free
clinic, counseling, child care. A little far - San Leandro -
but would be greatly appreciated! Local volunteer
Does anybody know where you can donate used stuffed
animals in good condition? Especially for kids who need
gifts for the holidays?
Since I posted my question about donating stuffed animals, I
found a place that will take them. Apparently they're able to
accept used stuffed animals because they ship them overseas.
Anyway, the place is called Books for the Barrios, and it's in
Concord. It's worth the drive out there to avoid having the
stuffed animals go in the landfill. Phone is 925 687 7707;
They're at 2350 Whitman
Road,, Suite D, Concord 94518-2841. You take the Treat exit
off 24, take Treat to Oak Grove and turn left, turn right on
Whitman Road. The door to Suite D at 2350 is to the side/back
of the building on the left. They also accept children's
books, games, puzzles, art materials, National Geographics,
and working computers. It looks like a very worthwhile
I'm cleaning out my attic and find that we have two BIG bags of sweet
stuffed animals that my kids haven't played with in years. My kids
already have a plenty decent collection of their own, so I would like
to donate these extras to a charity that could really use them.
There was a woman at Alta Bates Herrick who was
taking them for kids at the hospital. I'm not sure if she's still
doing so, but someone at the hospital should know.
Hope she's still doing this!
Check out Project Night Night http://www.projectnightnight.org/ They are a very sweet
charity that puts together packages of stuffed animals, books, and blankets for
homeless children in shelters When I donated I had to take my stuffed animals to a
Starbucks in SF, but they now have a drop-off location in Alameda.
Seems like someone's probably asked this question before, but does anyone
out there have recommendations on where to donate A LOT of stuffed
I used to work for St. Anthony Foundation in San Francisco and they accept toys,
stuffed animals, clothing, furniture and housewares in good condition (not dirty,
broken, smelly etc) at their Clothing and Furniture program a 8th and Mission from
8am to 4pm Mon-Fri. You will get a donation receipt for the stated value and support
a really great organization. www.stanthonysf.org
There is an organization called Project Night Night that puts together comfort bags for
children staying at homeless shelters. The bags have a stuffed toy, book and blankie.
Info on donating items can be found at:
Thank you so much to everyone wh0 contacted me and donated items to
Books for the Barrios - I was overwhelmed by the response! And if I
didn't connect with you I'm very sorry, I received so many emails I
had trouble keeping track!
If anyone is interested in donating the following items to Books for
the Barrios, check out their website for information, they are located
in Concord: http://www.booksforthebarrios.com/F2nd_Y.html
* Games and Puzzles
* Toys, Stuffed Animals and Tennis Balls
* Athletic Equipment
* Crayons, Pencils and Scissors
* Clean Scrap Paper
* Children's Storybooks
* National Geographic Magazines
* Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
* Computers (Pentium III, or IV in working condition only)
* Monitors ($20 Donation Fee)
* Little Girls Dresses
thanks to all!
Does anyone know where I can donate several unused stuffed
animals - e.g., a children's hospital; a homeless shelter?
We recently made a donation to a local organization called
Project Night Night. I actually found them through BPN. They do
great work providing care packages that include a book, stuffed
animal and security blanket to homeless children. They have
several drop-off locations or you can mail the donation in.
They will mail a receipt back to you for tax-purposes. You
should check out their website at www.projectnightnight.org
Project Night Night would love to have your new and like-new baby blankets, children's books, and stuffed animals! Please see our website for information about where to
drop off donations. www.ProjectNightNight.org
Project Night Night is a San Francisco-based 501(c)(3) that helps homeless children have sweeter dreams. To learn more, please visit www.ProjectNightNight.org
Re: Too Many Stuffed Animals
Too many stuffed animals is a common problem! Not many places will accept used stuffed animals for donations/recycling. One worthwhile thing you can do with them is donate them to the Mavericks' soccer team which does the soccer kick at the Solano Stroll each year. They will take your stuffed animals (in very good condition) wash/dry them and give them away as prizes. If you do have any you want to donate contact them. They will be happy to come and get them if you are in Berkeley/ALbany/Oakland. Lori
Anyone with too many stuffed animals can donate them (via mail is okay) to ''Animal Beacons of Light'' in Mountain View. They gather new and lightly used, soft stuffed animals, clean them, and distribute them to children of all ages in orphanages, hospitals and homes around the world. In the past 10 years, more than 6,000 animals have been been sent to more than a dozen countries including Bosnia/Herzegovina, Afghanistan, South Africa, Mexico, Central America and Brazil. To donate stuffed animals or volunteer your time for repair and cleaning of animals, you can call 650-961-8777 (Mt. View) or email her at LNh at batnet.com Shannon
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