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    Default Suggestions of where I could donate these toys/books

    I'm wondering if anyone out there has any ideas on what I could do with the following:

    * 12 top quality cloth baby books (interactive with crinkles, bells, flaps to lift etc)
    * a large nappy box full of board books
    * 2 nappy boxes full of good quality soft toys including interactive ones like a peekaboo bear, glow worm and tickle me Elmo
    * bag full of clean good quality toys and rattles etc

    I don't want to just give them to a charity shop where they will be put on the shelves and sold for next to nothing (and probably to people like me who could afford new but just like a bargain! .
    I would rather see them go directly to a needy family who for some reason are struggling or a charity who can distribute them or use them in some way or something similar.


    Does anyone have any ideas on whats best to do with these items. There is allot of value in them and I would like them to go to good use as they are all in excellent condition.

    Thanks.

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    coming from my phone. excuse typos. i'm much too lazy and uncoordinated to fix it

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    You could all ways give the dv connect help line in your state a call. Tell them you have some toys which you would love to give to a Domestic Violence shelter. You were hoping you could drop them of to a worker or have someone pick them up or if they have an office you could drop them into. I know the shelter i stayed in with DD had a great toy room only because of nice people giving them toys and books dvd's.


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    Church playgroup
    Regular playgroup
    Women's refuge
    Children's ward



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    would the smith family take things like that?

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    maybe ask your MCHN of a needy family in the local area?

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    Hospital/Ronald McDonald House

    The toys you may find hard getting rid of is the soft ones. Many charities wont take them for hygiene/bacteria reasons unfortunately.

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    Learning together at home program takes donations and uses them in the program or gives them to needy families..

    Or as a pp said shelters

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. Yes I didn't think hospitals or similar would take them due to them not being able to be disinfected easily.

    I like the idea of a women's shelter, the associated children would have been through enough already so a very needy place for some child's play joy!!

    I will look into it!

    Thanks again everyone.

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    In Perth there's a charitable organisation called Pregnancy Assist that helps set up women who have difficulty (mostly financial issues). Not sure if there's something like that where you are?


 

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