M.D. asks from Menlo Park, CA on October 12, 2008
Seeking Place to Donate Gently Used Stuffed Animals
Can anyone recommend a good and worthy place to donate several bags of gently loved stuffed animals?
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Wow, thank you to everyone who responded! I am hoping to pass them along to a young girl who is collecting stuffed animals for www.animalbeacons.org. If that doesn't work, it sounds like the police or fire departments are a good bet as well as our local transitional housing shelter.
Thank you again
H.J. answers from San Francisco on October 13, 2008
I got in on this one a little late, but I wanted to tell you that my grandma always dontates stuffies to women's crisis shelters ~ for the kids.
L.M. answers from Stockton on October 13, 2008
I don't know where you live or anything, but Shriner's Hospitals always accept donations of stuffed animals and blankets and stuff. We have a bunch of bags of stuffed animals in storage that we are planning to donate to Shriner's.
T.P. answers from Sacramento on October 13, 2008
Large churches and Christian colleges often do mission trips where they bring bags of stuffed animals for the children.
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J.L. answers from Sacramento on October 13, 2008
you can sometimes take them to a local hospital childrens area or a day care center
Z.M. answers from San Francisco on October 13, 2008
I would really love to know, because in the San Jose area they all seem to want them with the tags on, totally mint. My child has a number that she got as a gift, and have only collected dust since then.
G.P. answers from Modesto on October 13, 2008
I think Salvation Army, Goodwill, or certain stores accept them. I heard toys for tots, but I don't remember what stores. You can also call local churches that help needy families. Good luck.
N.R. answers from Redding on October 13, 2008
I can think of a couple of places to donate your gently loved stuffed animals. Look into the Children's Ward at the hospitals. People always seem to remember these children during the holidays but children get sick all year. Also the police and fire departments use stuffed animals for kids who really NEED a "friend" to hold during a crisis.
J.S. answers from San Francisco on October 12, 2008
Check with your local women's shelters.
A.D. answers from San Francisco on October 13, 2008
The Sacred Heart Community Center http://www.shcstheheart.org/flash.html
at:Sacred Heart Community Service
1381 South First St.
San Jose, CA 95110
L.H. answers from Redding on October 13, 2008
If they aren't stained or ripped, and are in decent condition, hold onto them and donate them to "Toys for Tots" this holiday season! Little guys could always use a "new" Lovey!!!