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Local Not-for-Profits Where You Can Donate Gently Used Toys

Keep the giving season going and donate gently used toys to brighten a child's day!

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After getting flooded with new gifts for the holidays, you may feel like you are flooding in stuff – especially if you have children whose toy collections may have doubled.  This January, have your kids choose which of their older toys to donate to other children who are not as fortunate, and make room for the new toys at the same time!  Before you donate, make sure you have all of the materials that are part of the toy, and that is not broken or soiled.  Most charities will not accept used stuffed animals, so be sure to call before you drop any off.  If you like to use the internet to find a specific family in need, you can go to Freecycle.com where you can either seek out someone looking for gently used toys, or you can post what you have to offer and those in need can reach out to you for it.  You can then arrange a designated meeting space for the exchange.  You can also see if your pediatrician’s office will accept donations of sturdy toys for children to play with while they are in the waiting room.  

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island
145 Sycamore Lane, Islandia
631-273-1469
70 Acorn Lane, Levittown
516-731-7880

Children's Sport Connection
1225 Franklin Avenue, Garden City
516-512-8922
(Sports equipment donations only)

Dominican Sisters Thrift Shops
110 Front Street, Greenport
631-477-1290

Family Service League
790 Park Avenue, Huntington
631-427-3700

Glen Head Center
700 Glen Cove Avenue, Glen Head
516-674-8395

Goodwill Thrift Stores
1500 Middle Country Road, Centereach, 631-698-0860
1900 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington 631-462-4219

Harbor Child Day Care
700 Glen Cove Avenue, Glen Head
631-674-8395

Hempstead Center
30 W. Columbia Street, Hempstead
516-564-1523

Interfaith Nutritional Network
211 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead
516-486-8506

Lending Comforts to the Sick
71 Blydenburg Avenue, Smithtown
631-265-1674

Little Flower Children's Services of New York
2450 North Wading River Road, Wading River
631-929-5341

Long Island Head Start
161 Margin Drive East, Shirley
631-395-4853

The Lupus Foundation of America
2255 Centre Avenue, Bellmore
800-850-9000
Pick-up scheduling available

North Shore LIJ Health System
306 Community Drive, Manhasset
516-562-2572

Pronto of Long Island
128 Pine Aire Drive, Bay Shore
631-231-8290

The Retreat
13 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton
631-329-4398
 
Savers
700 East Patchogue-Yaphank Road, Medford
631-924-3082
7001 West Sunrise Highway, Holbrook
631-589-4257

Salvation Army Thrift Stores
414 E. Main Street, Patchogue
110 Bellerose Avenue, East Northport
227 Little Neck Road, West Babylon
66 Church Street, Freeport
319 East Main Street, Riverhead
992 Prospect Avenue, Westbury
211 Blue Point Avenue, Blue Point
65 Atlantic Avenue, Hempstead
 888-574-2587
Pick-up scheduling available

Sibs Place
1420 Broadway, Hewlett
516-374-3000

VVA-Vietnam Veterans of America
2 Wilson Boulevard, Central Islip
631-582-0242
Pick-up scheduling available
Woodward Children's Center
201 West Merrick Road, Freeport
516-379-0900