Thank you for your considering donating snacks or art supplies for the children we serve. We also accept new, like-new, or gently-used toys, books, and costumes. Donations we receive are used in therapy or in early child care environments.
Play is the language of childhood, and helps children express themselves without words. Many of the child care providers with whom we work serve low-income families and are often unable to afford new supplies and equipment. Below is a list of our most-needed items.
Non-gelatin fruit snacks (Annie’s)
Apple sauce pouches
Non-toxic felt pens
Play dough or clay
Tempera paint/finger paint
Dolls and Accessories
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 can pose a choking hazard)
Fantasy dress-up clothes
Magical figures, etc.
Non-latex costume masks: cartoon characters, action figures, fantasy figures
Play Household Items (toy-sized):
Housekeeping items (child-sized)
Toy doctor kits
Wooden unit blocks
Foam unit blocks
Stacking or linking sets
Hollow blocks (can be homemade)
Accessories: cars, trucks, trains, airplanes, people, animals, dinosaurs, traffic signs
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 ethnicities.
* Books should be new or like new with no torn or written-on pages.
Toys that make sounds
All types of CDs that represent different cultures and types of music
Pillows – all sizes
Small padded chairs
Carpets – all sizes
Small child-sized bean bags