Many charities accept clean, lightly used stuffed animals for donation. Donating stuffed animals can bring joy to children--both to those receiving and those donating.
Police departments, fire departments, children's hospitals and homeless shelters often accept stuffed animals for donation.
Stuffed Animals for Emergencies (SAFE) is a national charity that accepts used toys. SAFE's website can direct you to the nearest drop of location (see Resources).
Project Night Night
Mail or drop off stuffed animals at Project Night Night, a San Francisco-based organization dedicated to helping homeless children (see Resources).
Mushy Mates, located in Orlando, Florida, can help you find local places to donate stuffed animals, which are then passed on to foster care agencies (see Resources).
Cuddle Buddies, a youth-led organization, accepts stuffed animals, which are donated to emotionally troubled children (see Resources).
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