Donating old toys

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Hello, i have a bunch of old toddler aged toys that are in good condition but I'm not interested in reselling them at a Kindermarkt. I would like to donate them but I'm not sure how to find a list of places that accept such. During the refugee crisis there were print outs on the local government website but that seems to be gone now. Is there a resource i can look up that might have listings of in-need places? Thanks in advance!

*i already know hospitals and kindergartens sometimes accept but i know how to get in touch with those departments already* 

 

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45 minutes ago, Blackcivicsi said:

*i already know hospitals and kindergartens sometimes accept but i know how to get in touch with those departments already* 

 

You don't need to. Find your nearest Kita/Krippe (stadt or church - not private) and put them in a cardboard box marked "Kostenlos! zum Mitnehmen!" and leave it on the pavement outside. Preferably between the Kita/Krippe and the bus stop.

 

I work in a Kita/Krippe and we probably have a box left 50m from our front door every couple of months. It's usually empty within a few days and then I just trash the cardboard box. For some parents every little helps.

 

It's a very generous gesture @BlackcivicsiB)

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Essen has an Oxfam shop

 

As the website notes (in German) :

 

they're happy to take small amounts if you drop by.

However, if you'd be bringing lots of toys, they'd  appreciate a call first so they can prepare.

and preferably at least 1 hr before shop closing time.

Mo – Fr: 10.00 – 19.00 Uhr
Sa: 11.00 – 16.00 Uhr

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Put an ad up on eBay Kleinanzeigen and mark it 'zu verschenken'. We've done this in the past and got chocolate and apples in return which was a nice gesture.

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