Richmond, Virginia

At this time, our greatest need is for financial contributions. Our storage space is full. Please consider making a donation.

Thank you for your considering donating snacks or art supplies for the children we serve. Play is the language of childhood and helps children express themselves without words. We accept new and cleaned and sanitized like-new toys, books, and art supplies that can be used in therapy or in early child care environments.

How to give

You can deliver new, or cleaned and sanitized like-new, items to ChildSavers, 200 North 22nd Street, Richmond, Virginia 23223. The best times to deliver are between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m., Monday – Friday. If cleaned and sanitized like-new items include small pieces, please organize them in advance in a sealed bag. We don’t consider your cleaned and sanitized like-new items garbage, so please deliver them in a box and not a garbage bag. We do not accept clothing, and prefer not to accept stuffed animals or plush items.


Pirate Booty
Non-gelatin fruit snacks (Annie’s)

Granola bars
Animal crackers
Apple sauce pouches

Art Supplies

Non-toxic felt pens
Thick pencils
Play dough or clay
Wood gluing/carpentry
Safe scissors
Hole punches
Tape dispensers

Tempera paint/finger paint
Paint brushes
Glue/glue sticks
Water colors
Chalk/small chalkboards
Construction paper

Dolls and Accessories

Multicultural dolls
Loving Family dolls (dollhouse size) – multicultural
Baby dolls with bottles and diapers – multicultural
Doll clothes and accessories; strollers
Dollhouse furniture (beds, kitchen and bathroom, etc.)

Barbie dolls and clothes – multicultural
Cloth puppets/hand puppets – animals and people
Soft dolls without button eyes or other features (removable features are a choking hazard)

Active Toys

Soccer ball
Hula hoops
Jump ropes

Balance Board
Weighted Blanket
Play tunnel
Stretch bands
Rain sticks

Dress-up Clothes

Fantasy dress-up clothes
Magical figures, etc.
Police uniforms
Costume accessories

Firefighter clothing/gear
Monster costumes
Non-latex costume masks: cartoon characters, action figures, fantasy figures

Play Household Items (toy-sized):

Dish sets
Pretend food
Cash register
Shopping carts

Toy telephones
Housekeeping items (child-sized)
Toy doctor kits
Workbench (child-sized)


Small blocks
Soft blocks
Wooden unit blocks
Foam unit blocks
Stacking or linking sets

Lincoln Logs
Interlocking blocks
Hollow blocks (can be homemade)
Building toys
Accessories: cars, trucks, trains, airplanes, people, animals, dinosaurs, traffic signs

Play Items/Games

Pegs and pegboards

The Ungame, Pick-up sticks, Uno, Go Fish
Books and Pictures for Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Young School-Aged Children

Learning Toys and Books

Books or cards that teach counting, comparing, shapes, written numbers, etc.
Fantasy books appropriate for toddlers or preschoolers
Board books for infants and toddlers
Posters or pictures of homes, familiar objects, science and nature, children playing, or representing diverse people with different abilities, ages, genders, cultures, and ethnicity.
* Books should be new or like new with no torn or written-on pages.

Toys that make sounds

Toy drums
Rhythm sticks
Sand blocks

Tone blocks
CD players
All types of CDs that represent different cultures and types of music