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Where to donate children's toys?

Postby sembgal » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:49 pm

I have many children's toys in good condition and I wished to donate to underprivileged children instead of selling the toys online. Anyone know which children homes want the toys? Is there any orphanage that I can donate to?

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Re: Where to donate children's toys?

Postby Mommilicious » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:56 pm

Hi Sembgal,

:goodpost: I am keen to know too.

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Re: Where to donate children's toys?

Postby Gabby » Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:53 pm

Hi, I was having the same thoughts. I hope that the less privileged children get to play with the toys, instead if selling them. Any idea?

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Re: Where to donate children's toys?

Postby chenwj » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:05 pm

There's an organisation i strongly advise not to donate your old toys to. It's a very prominent organisation and I do not want to name it publicly. You may privately message me.

My cousin has a friend who used to be a temp in that organisation and his friend has witnessed how the other staff kept the best of the donated goodies such as toys to themselves before sending the other items away to the needy.

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Re: Where to donate children's toys?

Postby auntieM » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:08 pm

chenwj wrote:There's an organisation i strongly advise not to donate your old toys to. It's a very prominent organisation and I do not want to name it publicly. You may privately message me.

My cousin has a friend who used to be a temp in that organisation and his friend has witnessed how the other staff kept the best of the donated goodies such as toys to themselves before sending the other items away to the needy.

Really.. .. :mad:

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Re: Where to donate children's toys?

Postby northernstar » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:08 pm

anyone knows where to donate books for children?

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Re: Where to donate children's toys?

Postby hquek » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:23 pm

I did ask about these to someone who is active in such work. I was hoping to donate toys to churches who go for overseas missions that type, but even that, I couldn't find any that was interested. So far my toys go to friends who have kids younger than mine.

On books, I quite gave up trying to donate. My kid's school organises pre-loved bazaar during mid-autumn festival. Hope they don't cancel this event becos I have packed quite some books to donate. Some of those books are really not bad and mostly in pristine condition.

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Re: Where to donate children's toys?

Postby wi11anna » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:04 pm

northernstar wrote:anyone knows where to donate books for children?

NLB libraries. There is a collection box near the entrance for you to deposit them.

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Re: Where to donate children's toys?

Postby Mvm » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:16 pm

toys - i used to donate to the orphange at the Maris stella kindergarten at Holland rd. However, I'm not sure if they are still located there.
alternatively you can donate to the singapore council of women's organisation's thrift shop at waterloo st. they take in toys, books, clothes ... almost anything for that matter to raise funds for their activities which help the less fortunate.
Details here:
http://www.scwo.org.sg/index.php/new2u-thrift-shop

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Re: Where to donate children's toys?

Postby hquek » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:19 pm

wi11anna wrote:
northernstar wrote:anyone knows where to donate books for children?

NLB libraries. There is a collection box near the entrance for you to deposit them.


Sometimes they say dont want children books.

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