Where To Donate Gently Used Toys on Long Island

Donate Your Child's Old Toys for Kids in Need

If your kids are anything like mine, their Christmas or Hanukkah wish lists are filled with requests for new toys. And once the holiday comes--and they're happily playing with their gifts--what do you do with all of the old toys that are cluttering up the house, but still in great shape? It's a waste to simply toss them (not to mention bad for the environment), but it seems like fewer and fewer places are accepting gently used toys for safety reasons. But before you put those toys out on the curb, take a look at these Long Island places that will accept pre-owned toys as long as they are clean, undamaged and in working order. Just remember to contact these charities for drop-off locations and to make sure they haven't reached their limit in donations. After all, this is a busy time of year for them. 

And for other seasonal activities, check out our Long Island Holiday Fun Guide.

Little Flower Children's Services of New York
2450 North Wading River Road, Wading River

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island
145 Sycamore Lane, Islandia

70 Acorn Lane, Levittown

Pick up scheduling available

Interfaith Nutritional Network
211 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead

VVA-Vietnam Veterans of America
2 Wilson Boulevard, Central Islip
Pick-up scheduling available

1225 Franklin Avenue, Garden City
Sports equipment donations only
201 West Merrick Road, Freeport
414 E. Main Street, Patchogue
110 Bellerose Avenue, East Northport
227 Little Neck Road, West Babylon
66 Church Street, Freeport
319 East Main Street, Riverhead
992 Prospect Avenue, Westbury
211 Blue Point Avenue, Blue Point
65 Atlantic Avenue, Hempstead
Pick-up scheduling available
700 East Patchogue-Yaphank road, Medford, 631-924-3082
7001 West Sunrise Highway, Holbrook, 631-589-4257
1500 Middle Country Road, Centereach, 631-698-0860
1900 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington 631-462-4219
13 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton
110 Front Street, Greenport
71 Blydenburg Avenue, Smithtown
161 Margin Drive East, Shirley
790 Park Avenue, Huntington
306 Community Drive, Manhasset
30 W. Columbia Street, Hempstead
One other tip: Ask your preschool child's school director, local library or church. Often, they are willing to accept used toys and books from someone they know and trust. 

Updated for 2016