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What types of toys to donate to toy drives?

Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:34 am

Every year around this time I tell myself I'm going to, and then I yeah-yeah-yeah it...

One of the excuses I make is that I'm not sure what's a good toy that an underprivileged kid would enjoy. A $7 Rubik's cube for some reason caught my fascination, but are donated toys going to kids old enough to get something out of a challenging (depending on your age (and smarts)) puzzle type thing?

I was that nerdy kid who wore corduroys in July; my dad worked for Digital Equipment Corporation so we had a quantity of weird 1980's computer terminals & modems (or acoustic couplers!!) in our house. That's why these things confound me so. Programming in DCL on a VAX 11/780 was the bulk of my "play" time. :boggled:

There's a toy drive at my local Menard's in Golden Valley, and at the Toyota dealership where my car is going for its 75K checkup soon... What. Should. I. Bring?!?!?
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Re: What types of toys to donate to toy drives?

Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:27 pm

I'm sure advice & suggestions will vary greatly but for my 2 :twocents: , stuffed animals. For childeren in less fortunate circumstances then ourselves a simple teddy bear can become a dear & trusted friend and later on a fond childhood memory. Different circumstances but i have worked a little bit with sick childeren & you'd be surprised how fast a nice teddybear or something like that captures a place in their hearts. Toys that will last a year until the next fad just can't beat it.

Whatever you decide to do i'm sure it will be appreciated.
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Re: What types of toys to donate to toy drives?

Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:26 am

All the broke and non-working toys, that’s what I donate
 
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Re: What types of toys to donate to toy drives?

Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:26 am

I would stay away from toys needing batteries. As noted above, stuffed animals, toy cars/trucks, are what I have given in the past.

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