Stuffed Animal Drive

Event details

  • Monday | January 23, 2017 to Monday | February 6, 2017
  • All Day

Collection barrels for gently used stuffed animals will be set up in front of Ladera Community Church, the Portola Town Center, and the Ladera Recreation Center beginning Monday morning for two weeks. 1/23-2/6

If you have gently used stuffed animals that you would like to pass along we would ask you follow these guidelines:

  • No stuffed animals larger than a baby.
  • All items should be washed and thoroughly dried
  • All tags and labels should be cut neatly and close to the seam
  • No tears or loose buttons etc. (choking hazard)
  • No mechanized parts, or batteries. (we don’t want problems in customs)
  • Please place stuffed animas in tightly sealed plastic bag – with a dated note confirming they have been washed. (If you can’t wash/dry it is ok to still donate, we will take on that responsibility but it will help greatly if everyone could take this steps.

Stuffed animals will be delivered to Beacons of Light who, working with volunteers and several other non-profit organizations, distributes them to orphanages, nursing homes, shelters, refuge camps, those recovering from trauma, abuse, war or poverty – anywhere a child-at-heart needs love and a companion to hold and share their dreams and concerns with. To date over 75,000 stuffed animals have been sent to 60 countries around the world.

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