Helping a family meet an immediate or seasonal need with a small, simple donation helps bring stability, easing the burden of homelessness and allowing the family to focus on more important long-term goals.
If you have goods you hope to donate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of delivery due to space constraints at our program sites and office. We cannot accept gently used or other in-kind donations without prior approval.
Here are our most current needs (donations should be in-season and brand new):
- Any items on our Amazon Wish List
- Play kits (contact us for list of play kit components)
- Baby teething toys, stroller toys, toddler books, and baby floor gyms
- Grocery store gift cards (Safeway, Giant, and Target) in increments of $10 or $25
- Snack packs (contact us for list of snack pack components)
Items We DO NOT Need:
- Stuffed animals
- Used toys, puzzles, or books
- Broken or incomplete toys
- Dolls that are Caucasian and do not reflect the population of children we serve
- Board games
- Used clothing or uniforms
- Diapers or Pull-Ups
- Strollers or car seats
Please consider donating clothing items at a MetroAid Bin near you. MetroAid gives a portion of funds raised through sourcing and selling donated clothing to Playtime.
And we always appreciate general monetary donations, which allow us to meet the needs of new families and children coming into shelter.