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The Toy Project

Saving toys from landfills while providing toys to deserving children in local communities

Get rid of old toys while helping children in need!

Any gently used toys that your child doesn't need anymore or has grown out of can find a home with a deserving child this Holiday Season. But we need your help! Round up your toys, books, sports equipment, games, and more BEFORE DECEMBER 1ST and we'll take care of the rest. You can drop your donation off anytime at the drop-off locations listed below, or click the 'Donate' button at the top to schedule a pick-up. 

Your donation is eligible for a tax-deductible receipt.

Countdown To Distibution

 

Ors (see below).

To get toys to the children in time for this Holiday, we need you to act by December 1st.
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WE HAVE PROVIDED FOR OVER 

400

CHILDREN

DROP OFF CENTERS

  • Alpine Hills Swim and Tennis Club
  • Bianchini's Portola Valley
  • Ladera Rec Center
  • La Entrada Middle School
  • Burgess Swim Center, Menlo Park
  • Rinconada Swim Center, Palo Alto
  • Menlo Atherton High School
  • (Anytime) 90 Bear Gulch, Portola Valley
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You Can Donate TOO

Money donations help us round-out providing for the teenagers of disadvantaged families​
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Who We Are

We are a fully incorporated non-profit founded by three Bay-Areay High School Students acting to help our environment while helping others. Our non-profit based in Silicon Valley CA aims to bring toys to children in need by giving toys another lifespan. All our toys come from generous families who have donated their toys and are distributed to underprivileged youth throughout the Bay Area.

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Why We Operate

At The Toy Project, we aim to encourage the reuse of toys for a better planet and a better society. 

 

An estimated amount of 14 billion pounds of waste make their way to our oceans and landfills every year. This problem is not stopping. As the world continues to mass produce, the waste discarded continues to hurt our planet. Children’s toys are a particularly large contributor to waste, in part because children grow out of toys at a fast rate.

We offer a solution to this problem.

By donating used toys to us, you lower the rate at which toys are discarded and pollute our world, and instead offer these toys to children who need them. Not only are we helping the planet, but we are making toys more accessible to low income families who wouldn’t normally be able to provide these toys for their children.

Our hope is that people will start to see the beauty of reusing and expanding the lifespan of toys instead of choosing to throw them out.

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How YOU Can Help

1. Utilize our company! If you have any toys that you would like to get rid of, click the Donate button on the top of the website and have your toys be reused instead of thrown away!

2. Lower the demand for new toys by reusing! By using our company you are helping stop the mass production of toys. By donating and using used toys instead of new, you are keeping more waste from being produced, and then eventually thrown into a landfill.  In the event that you need to buy something, try to buy it recycled or reused. 

3. Use sustainable swaps for things like shampoo bottles, toothbrushes, plastic bags, water bottles, and packaged meals. Check out our recommendations in the menu bar by clicking "Sustainable Resources."

Want to Volunteer? 

We have many volunteer opportunities. Just reach out to us at thetoyproject.team@gmail.com and we'll place you where we need help!