Toy Donations Who takes Open toys?

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  1. jestermon

    jestermon Well-Known Member

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    So, I can't seem to sell alot of my stuff, and I guess donating would give me a warm fuzzy feeling, and I think a tax deduction.

    But who even takes open old toys these days?
     
  2. jourdo

    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

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    I have no idea on this, but wouldn't mind knowing this myself.
     
  3. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    You can call me Charity and give them to me ;) 
     
  4. Red Alert

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    Places like salvation army pick up toys and will leave tax donation forms(doesn't matter on the condition)
     
  5. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    This and good will. I also suggest you contact social services where you live they should be able to give you more information on who in your area would take them and give you the write off.
     
  6. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    That's what I was thinking too: Salvation Army and Goodwill
     
  7. jestermon

    jestermon Well-Known Member

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    I just don't want it thrown away, I do liek the idea of some kid playing with it and it being new to them.

    It's not just about the tax break but every little bit helps me as well.
     
  8. Deceptikitty

    Deceptikitty all about the hasubandos

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    Maybe some kindergartens or day cares would take them?
     
  9. TimToyGeek

    TimToyGeek Well-Known Member

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    In the past I have donated open toys to my local Children's Hospital. That and I asked around in my in-laws family and found some kids that were living with the grandma and didn't have as much stuff. Totally made their days.

    Tim
    "toy geek"
     
  10. rattrap007

    rattrap007 Insert witty comment here TFW2005 Supporter

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    just make sure they aren't put in the caterpillar room...
     
  11. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Could also read the local paper,and keep checking for families that lose their homes from fires etc.
    Then personally deliver their kids a big box of fun.

    Or hold them until Christmas time rolls around, and hit the foster homes up.
     
  12. Tigermegatron

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    just out of curosity what TF toys do you have that you want to give to charity.
     
  13. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    Toy Story 3 was awesome!

    I have two nephews that get stuff that I don't want anymore usually. However, I have definitely donated quite a bit of things to the Goodwill store. I also like the idea of a kid being able to pick up a "new" toy for usually about fifty cents!
     
  14. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    Hospitals, dentist's offices and clinics, domestic shelters, anywhere you can think children wouldn't be able to take their toys with them.

    Even if you don't get the tax writeoff, you might still get the warm fuzzy feeling.
     
  15. Deceptikitty

    Deceptikitty all about the hasubandos

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    Oh man, the shelter idea is actually a great one. You should look into that.
     
  16. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    They often need all the help they can get, ladies and gents. Not just toys, but cosmetics, food, funding, hell, even gently used appliances and home electronics. Support your local abuse shelters.
     
  17. Prowl_Delta_31

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    You can donate to my Police Car Trunk of Toys. I keep toys in the trunk of my patrol car and give them to kids when I go on Domestic Violence, Welfare, or any other call involving minors. Just something to think about.
     
  18. Prowl_Delta_31

    Prowl_Delta_31 Eating your donuts

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    THIS
     
  19. Cavshock

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    I have been talking with my wife about having the kids gather up the tons of old toys they have and having the kids donate them to the kids who need them.
    Lets see how it works this year.

    Chuck
     
  20. Evil Dead

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    I think the shelter idea is a top-notch way to go. (I take my dog's old toys to the Humane Society every other year or so, and they're always tremendously thankful.) Those are the kinds of places that are often over-looked, and always seem grateful for any kind of help at all. Maybe you could also look into disaster reliefs and such, too.
     

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