What To Donate

We accept gently-used toy donations, at our shop located at 607 S. Winnifred Street, across from Tacoma Boys, during current office hours, which are either listed on our front page, or at the bottom of every page of this website.

Younger Children

Children receiving these toys range in age from birth to mid-teen.

  • Action Figures (whatever is popular)
  • Arts & Crafts supplies
  • Board games (Intact, no pieces missing, except for dice or common playing pieces such as Monopoly money, Clue pieces, tokens or Scrabble tiles.)
  • Building toys: Blocks, Legos, etc
  • Cars, trucks, & other "vehicles"
  • Christmas Stockings: (Call our Admin Office at 253-460-6711 for patterns or more info)
  • Doll clothes & accessories
  • Fisher-Price / Play School, etc. type toys
  • Hand-held video games, etc
  • Infant toys (rattles, etc)
  • Jump ropes
  • New coloring books & crayons
  • Play Dough
  • Small riding toys (PLEASE CALL FIRST)
  • Stuffed animals (only in good condition)


We take donations for our "Older Children" too!

  • Stuffed animals (especially dogs and cats)
  • Large-piece puzzles
  • Large-print books
  • Toiletries
  • Lap blankets
  • Walker/Wheel Chair bags/Christmas Stockings *
    * (Call our Admin Office at 253-460-6711 for info)


Donations for older children, 11-15 years, are especially needed!

  • Art Supplies/Craft Kits
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Clothing: (New only please!)
  • Coupons for FREE merchandise (i.e. burgers, ice cream cones, etc.)
  • Diaries/journals
  • Digital Camera’s
  • DVD’s & hand-held players; I-PODs / MP3 players
  • Game Consoles with controllers and cables (gently used or new)
  • Gift Cards (Starbucks, McDonalds, Subway and popular clothing stores for kids
  • Grooming products (powder, mousse, gel, after-shave, etc.-sample and travel sizes welcome!)
  • Hair accessories (brushes, combs, bows, barrettes, etc.)
  • Hair dryers, curling irons, curling brushes
  • Hand-held video games
  • Individual serving size candy & snacks
  • Jewelry
  • Lego’s
  • Minecraft
  • Music: Working clock radios, Cd’s & CD players
  • Nail polish / Polish Remover
  • Perfume / Cosmetics
  • Purses (TEENS)
  • Sports cards
  • Sports equipment & accessories (indoor & outdoor)
  • Travel-size clocks
  • Warm winter items: socks, hats, scarves, gloves
  • Watches


Refer to your child's school supply list from their elementary or middle school in Pierce County. Bring that list to us, and we will provide what we can.

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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