School Christmas Toy Appeal
What would do think about this?
, Nov 22 2012 09:28 AM
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:28 AM
Just throwing it out there and want to get some feedback as to whether I should do this or not.
My twins get given two of everything basically for their birthdays. We really appreciate the genorosity and their kindness. however there is only so much and so many they can play will and some are not age appropriate (ie. presents are too young for them IYKWIM). So therefore we have a stash of presents brand new unopened in the closet.
Would it be tacky to donate these to the toy appeal or would it be putting them to good use?
Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:32 AM
Seems a sensible use of them to me.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:33 AM
I think it is a great idea.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:34 AM
As long as they are unopened, never been used and you no longer want them, then Yes it would be great in my opinion if you pass them on to be used by those less fortunate.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:51 AM
Sounds sensible to me. Why keep them unopened and unused in a closet when they could bring someone less fortunate joy?
Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:55 AM
As long as they're unused, in original packaging and don't look tatty, then no, I think it's a lovely idea.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:03 AM
Totally fine to do IMO
Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:43 AM
Unopened in original packaging ... definitely fine!!
A terrific use for duplicate presents.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:47 AM
Gosh, why would it be tacky? I think it's a great use for them.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:50 AM
Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:47 PM
Perfect thing to do I have just done similar myself.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:24 PM
So glad to know I'm not breaking unwritten rules so to speak as it would be such as shame to leave them sitting there gathering dust. Have some lovely things to give them.
Now to find the Xmas tags......
Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:54 PM
What a great idea. Another suggestion for you is if your twins go to school maybe ask the school if there are any families doing it tough at the school or in need and they're willing to tell you.
It's heartbreaking for some parents to know their children won't get anything for Christmas and it's through no fault of their own. You will definitely make someone's day.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:58 PM
Its actually the school chaplain who has started the toy drive. He has access to families who really are in need at the school as well as through his church group. This chaplain actually does a huge amount for the school and the families in need. He even has an afterschool activity program where his church bus will pick them up give them afternoon tea and supervise play at their centre.
For once I will know where these toys are "going" so to speak and if we can brighten a little person's day that's all that counts.
Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:43 PM
handsfull - what a wonderful chaplain and you're so thoughtful for what you're doing. Just imagine those little faces when they receive such a great surprise.
Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:50 PM
I just regifted some presents to the Kmart wishing tree. My son got games for his birthday that he already had in different versions - how many different snakes and ladders can one 7yo have???
I couldn't regift them to school incase one of the people that gave them to him saw them! lol
So, yep, go for it.
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