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Old 12-08-2011, 02:56 PM
 
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Daughter loved her stuffed animals, and has a room full of them. Trouble is...she's off to college and will probably live out by school once she graduates. She loves the plush, but really can't take them, and it breaks her heart for us to ditch them. Is there any organization (aside from the ones we donate clothing to), that puts these to really good use?
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:49 PM
 
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Daughter loved her stuffed animals, and has a room full of them. Trouble is...she's off to college and will probably live out by school once she graduates. She loves the plush, but really can't take them, and it breaks her heart for us to ditch them. Is there any organization (aside from the ones we donate clothing to), that puts these to really good use?
This is a really nice charity....
They give them out to children during a crisis (DYFS removal / fire / natural disaster / etc)
They have an NJ chapter.
How to Donate Stuffed Animals
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:58 PM
 
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I say ditch them. They're probably full of dust if your daughter is about to go off to college. Stuffed animals are a thing of the past, kids just don't play with those things anymore. There won't be much of a demand for them. Charity's sometimes turn away things that aren't useful.
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:48 PM
 
Location: GA
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This is a really nice charity....
They give them out to children during a crisis (DYFS removal / fire / natural disaster / etc)
They have an NJ chapter.
How to Donate Stuffed Animals
Great idea. I've never heard of them.
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:38 PM
 
Location: East Rutherford, NJ
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My dogs will gladly rip those to shreds.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:57 AM
 
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Thanks for the link!

Yes, these stuffed animals may be full of dust, but they have sat on shelves/adorned a room and brought joy to a child. Perhaps they can have a new life again. By the way, many of these were expensive items purchased while I was on business trips and are quite beautiful.
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:13 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I'd vacuum them off & take them to one or more nursing homes for Alzheimers patients. Many are tossed into the homes & forgotten. The homes know who will likely be ignored for the holidays. Call & ask how many they can use. Both of my grandmothers ended up in nursing homes & I've seen elderly people clutching stuffed toys.
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