I've just cleaned out DS's toys and have a large garbage bag of 0-1 year age appropriate toys that are all in good condition. Normally I would just take this sort of stuff to lifeline, but I really would prefer that they went directly to someone in need for free. Does anyone have suggestions of where I could donate them? Would a family emergency shelter take them? Just not sure where to start...
I've looked on givit but they only want brand new toys and books.
I'm in Ipswich qld.
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16-11-2014 20:49 #1
16-11-2014 20:55 #2
See if there are any woman's shelters in your area. I just donated a stack of woman's clothes, kids and baby clothes, toys and books to one of the shelters in my area. They often have woman and their kids coming with just the clothes on their backs, so will gladly take donations.
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16-11-2014 21:01 #3
We just listed a whole ton of really great quality toys on gumtree for really cheap and let my kids keep the money they made to spend on Xmas presents. Because of the very cheap prices (practically give away) they were all snapped up in one day by parents buying for their kids for Xmas. My kids loved selling their toys and making a few $ and it felt nice knowing that they were going to be well loved. I usually take things to the salvo's up the rd but this was really easy and we got to meet the people it was going too.
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16-11-2014 21:05 #4Senior Member
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I often see posts on my local buy swap sell page for people wanting to donate to a family in need. You could try that? You run the risk of someone dodgy claiming them but I'd like to think (hope) people aren't that horrible
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17-11-2014 09:41 #5
Thanks for the suggestions ladies! I think I'll try the local women's shelter. DS is a bit too young to understand selling his his toys for money (he's only 16 months), but that's a good idea for future I'll check out my local BSS pages too, thanks
17-11-2014 10:13 #6
I just want to add that sometimes shelters/refuges don't have space to store donations so they will say no. If this is the case you could sell them and donate the cash instead
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17-11-2014 12:31 #7Senior Member
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Try some of the children's wards of your local hospitals. Great way to put unwanted toys to good use.
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