Donate





Please click here to Donate via Paypal 
and help us provide toys for all.

Our Paypal email address is: treasurer@fingerlakestoylibrary.org  
Alternatively, checks can be made out to Finger Lakes Toy Library, Inc.
and mailed to PO Box 6769, Ithaca, NY, 14851 




  1. Is my donation tax-deductible? Yes, we are a federally approved 501(c)(3) charity founded for both charitable and educational purposes, and all donations will be tax-deductible by law.

  2. How do I donate money? Checks can be made out to Finger Lakes Toy Library, Inc. and mailed to: PO Box 6769, Ithaca, NY, 14851. Donations can also be made via Paypal www.paypal.com using the following email address: treasurer@fingerlakestoylibrary.org. Just click on send and follow Paypal's instructions.

  3. What items do you need? We are currently on the hunt for a bench for members to use when removing their shoes and a large sink and/or counter top section. We are always accepting toys for donation! See below for details.

  4. How can I donate toys to the library? We are accepting donations of excellent condition used toys, as well as newly purchased toys, which would be best purchased at one of several local toy stores in order to support our local economy. Toys can be donated during regular open hours (Saturdays are by appointment only, please!) and at any of our playtime events. We ask that you please make an appointment for donations larger than 5 toys, by emailing amber.smith@fingerlakestoylibrary.org

  5. What are the toy donation guidelines? At this time we will not be collecting toys based on television or movie characters, battery-operated toys, or stuffed animals. We also do not accept books. We would love for our collection to include high-quality, environmentally-friendly, gender-neutral, educational, and/or non-media based toys, and especially toys that encourage open-ended, creative, and imaginative play. Toy library collections also include things like board games, musical instruments, and costumes, so please consider donating them as well. Please be sure toys that you would like to donate contain all of their parts, are clean, and in good working condition before bringing them to the toy library. We cannot accept older toys if they are painted! If you are unsure about whether your toys are suitable for the toy library collection please contact us, we are more than happy to answer any questions! We may not be able to accept all donations, but as our space and current toy collection allow we will do our best to give your toys a new home! Thank you! Please join our mailing list and follow our Facebook page to be notified of future toy donation days.