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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 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
70 Acorn Lane, Levittown

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

Dominican Sisters Thrift Shops
110 Front Street, Greenport

Family Service League
790 Park Avenue, Huntington

Glen Head Center
700 Glen Cove Avenue, Glen Head

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

Hempstead Center
30 W. Columbia Street, Hempstead

Interfaith Nutritional Network
211 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead

Lending Comforts to the Sick
71 Blydenburg Avenue, Smithtown

Little Flower Children's Services of New York
2450 North Wading River Road, Wading River

Long Island Head Start
161 Margin Drive East, Shirley

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

North Shore LIJ Health System
306 Community Drive, Manhasset

Pronto of Long Island
128 Pine Aire Drive, Bay Shore

The Retreat
13 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton
700 East Patchogue-Yaphank Road, Medford
7001 West Sunrise Highway, Holbrook

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
Pick-up scheduling available

Sibs Place
1420 Broadway, Hewlett

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