Giving back is something everyone should do as they are able. An easy way to do this is by offering gently used toys your children have outgrown or no longer use. Consider donating them to organizations that can distribute them to families in need. In this blog post, we’ll explore various places in Fairfield County where you can make a positive impact through toy donations.
Preschools and Daycares
Reach out to preschools and daycares. Many are happy to receive gently used toys to replace old or broken ones.
Donating to Goodwill is quick and easy, and they take almost anything. Locations are conveniently located in Danbury, Westport, Norwalk, Stamford & more. Here is a full list of what Goodwill accepts.
83 Lockwood Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 324-4277 – [email protected]
DOMUS serves more than 1100 struggling youth in Stamford and New Haven, offering educational, community, and residential services. They need markers, paint, sports equipment, gaming systems, games, and much more. View the complete wish list.
Family & Children’s Aid
75 West Street, Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 748-5689 – [email protected]
Family & Children’s Aid offers mental healthcare to children and their families in Central and Western Connecticut. Their Fairfield County locations include Danbury, Bridgeport, and Shelton. They accept used toy and clothing donations through the Once Upon A Time Consignment Shop in Danbury.
2-1-1 is an online resource that allows you to find a toy drive donation center near you. You can search by location with specific items you want to donate to find the best match.
Before donating, contacting the organization or facility to confirm their specific needs and donation guidelines is a good idea. They may restrict the types of toys they can accept or may have specific drop-off locations and hours.