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Donate your unwanted toys to help others in Essex

Various Christmas toys in a box

Monday 4 November 2019

Do you have too many toys cluttering your home? Did you know you can donate unwanted toys, which are in good condition, to a number of libraries in Essex this Christmas? Your toys will then be redistributed to a variety of great charitable causes.

The following donations in good, working condition will be gratefully received for redistribution:

    • Soft toys  
    • Dolls  
    • Complete board games
    • Construction toys such as Lego  
    • Colouring books, crafts and stationary such as pencils and felt tip pens  
    • Children’s DVDs such as animated films
    • Video games and other electronic toys

All items will be collected by Lighthouse Furniture Project and redistributed to Basildon Women’s Aid Refuge, the Alternative Trust East London and other good causes).

To donate your unwanted toys, visit one of the libraries listed below and look for the cardboard container, from Monday 4 November until Saturday 30 November 2019:

Thank you for your help in redistributing toys to support other children in your community this Christmas. If you live outside of these areas and have toys you would like to donate, then many charity shops would appreciate donations. You could even pass them on to others for free on Freegle.