Mission Statement

To refurbish and recycle gently-used toys for disadvantaged children and seniors in care facilities while providing meaningful volunteer opportunities for the young-at-heart.

Proudly serving the South Sound for 20+ years. We are a 501c3 non profit that is nearly 100% volunteer run. We receive no state or federal funding.

We are not affiliated with DSHS or any other state agency. We do however use similar criteria to qualify clients and to establish need.

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Our programs are designed to take away the stress of a parent wondering how they are going to buy a birthday gift, Easter basket, a new backpack or Christmas gifts when they are dealing with finding ways to keep food on the table and provide safe shelter. Well known psychologists have publicly stated that playthings are essential to the development of a child’s creativity and have a direct bearing on hobbies and or future careers. Toys also help in building self-esteem so that children feel equal among their peers.

If you are on state services for your child and can meet our criteria for proof, let us remove the extra stress by putting toys into the hands of your child.



Birthday gifts are presented to qualifying clients January through November for ages 1-15. December birthdays are served in November.
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Back-To-School Program


School supplies and backpacks in limited availability provided to students in elementary through middle school.
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Open to children ages 1-12 only. Individual families requesting baskets must apply at least 3 weeks in advance of the WEEKEND before Easter.
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Christmas Program


Holiday Distribution for Individual families typically runs from the first week of December through December 23rd. Children from 1 month to 15 years of age are served.
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Christmas Flyer

Volunteer Inquiries

Web Page: Volunteer

Office Phone

(253) 460-6711

Office Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday | 9am-3pm
First and Third Saturdays | 8am-1pm

Postal Address

P.O. Box 64547
Tacoma, WA 98464-0547

Street Address

Toy Rescue Mission
607 S. Winnifred St.
Tacoma, WA 98465
(Across from Tacoma Boys on 6th Ave)

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