Help us provide toys for all

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Alternatively, checks can be made out to Finger Lakes Toy Library, Inc. and mailed to:

PO Box 6769

Ithaca, NY 14851

Donations FAQ

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.

Do you accept toy donations?

We are currently accepting toy donations on a case-by-case basis.

Please email with details of what you'd like to donate.

While we may not be able to accept all donations, we will do our best to give your toys a new home!

What kind of toys can I donate?

We typically accept donations of excellent condition used toys. We also welcome newly purchased toys, which would be best purchased at one of several local toy stores in order to support our local economy.

  • Currently Accepting: high-quality, environmentally-friendly, gender-neutral, educational, non-media based toys, board games, musical instruments, costumes, and especially toys that encourage open-ended, creative, and imaginative play.

  • Not Accepting: toys based on television or movie characters, battery-operated toys, stuffed animals, books. We also cannot accept older toys if they are painted.

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.

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!

What else can I donate?

Currently, we are in need of wire shelves (preferably on wheels), coat rack, and a long rectangular table.