After having a great and busy Christmas, we are not only left tired but we also have a whole new load of toys to store. My kids are very fortunate and have family who like to load them up with the latest and greatest gadgets and so they, like so many other kids, sometimes end up with far too many presents. I know they love it because let’s be real. What kid doesn’t love presents?
However, since there are so many new toys to love, the old ones are left behind and are rarely played with again. And it’s not long before our house is bursting at the seams with stuff. (That means there is more stuff for me to put away and clean.) To be honest there is no more space in our pack and play, yes that is what we use to store toys. The poor thing is full of new and not so new toys. I’m pretty sure that one of these days it will burst!!
Since I believe in sharing, we have donated a few items before. As we are getting ready to clean up our old pack and play, here are some places that accept and are in need of toys, books, clothes or any other gift that you or your family no longer need. Be sure to call ahead before to drop off your donations.
- Infant Crisis Services:
Donald W. Reynolds Center
4224 N. Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73105.
Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM and on Saturdays from 9 AM to noon.
- Donation Town
They come to you to pick up your donation.
- Children’s Hospital Foundation
3641 NW 23rd Street in Oklahoma City
- Angels Foster Family Network
1400 S. Broadway in Edmond, Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm
- Sharing Treehttp://sharingtreeok.org/
5728 S. May Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73119
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday | Closed Friday to Sunday
- Toys for Tots OKC
Armed Forces Reserve Center
5316 S Douglas Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73150
Finally I should add that your local church nursery might be in need of toys as well. So go ahead and contact them. They will appreciate it! Christmas shouldn’t be the only time of the year when we share the love, let’s keep sharing it through the new year.