Just $10 per month from 400 donors

Will help us ‘keep the lights on’ at Toy Rescue Mission

Ripples of Home Campaign

Our new Ripples of Hope campaign will ask the community to care for TRM and let us reduce our dependence on local foundations and corporate gifts to cover our $4,000 monthly expenses to operate our organization.

Click here to make a recurring or one-time donation
Or call (253) 460-6711 for more information
Or mail a check to: P.O. Box 64547 Tacoma, WA 98464-0547




Effective January 1, 2020, Toy Rescue Mission
will only serve families residing in Pierce County

Bi-lingual volunteers are needed to act as personal shoppers. Especially needed are those that speak Spanish and Russian dialects. Call Martha at (253) 460-6711 for more information


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 25+ 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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We are volunteer run, so we rely upon our volunteers to perform necessary tasks and day to day functions for the store. There is a variety of tasks that would suit almost everyone’s talents and interest including toy washing, electronic repairs, knitting doll blankets, data entry, supervision of volunteer groups and event organization.

Twice a year we have monumental programs that require many volunteers to accomplish the tasks required. For the Easter holiday, we fill over 1000 baskets with toys, books and candy. Then at Christmas time our annual distribution involves the cleaning and sorting of toys and the organization of distributing the hundreds of Christmas gifts. We need volunteers year-round but especially during these two events.

Please consider offering your skills to sustain our mission. Our volunteers get great satisfaction in knowing they help bring joy to children with gifts from our store. Every child needs toys to enhance their development and spark their imagination.

Call us today at (253) 460-6711 if you would like to volunteer.


TRM Map Click HERE for directions

Ways to Donate


How to get toys

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.


Our Donors

We would like to thank the following donors for their generous contributions and support of Toy Rescue Mission.

Puyallup Tribe of Indians DAA | McConkey Auction Group
ILWU Local 23            ILWU Local 22

Bruce Gilpin Foundation
Milgard Foundation
Dimmer Foundation
Cheney Foundation
Fred Meyer
Lakewood Playhouse
Batteries and Bulbs (Tacoma Mall)
World Vision
United Way of Pierce County gifts-in-kind
Puyallup Food Bank



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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Volunteer Inquiries

Web Page: Volunteer

Office Phone

(253) 460-6711

Office Hours

Tuesday | 9:30am-6pm
Wednesday, Thursday | 9:30am-4pm
Open Saturdays by appointment only unless during Easter, Back to School, or Christmas Distributions
For all other inquiries, call for appointment

Postal Address

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

Street Address and
Donation Drop-off

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

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