The Y.M.C.A. or Y.W.C.A. would both be great choices. Any community organization or school that involves children will likely be welcoming of toy or craft items.
A lot of public schools offer after school progams which are always in need of toys for the children. You may also want to try any local churches, synagogues, temples, etc. Or if you were looking for another creative way I found a website where someone made a lamp out of their old legos. I attached the link, to see the lego lamp you have to scroll down about halfway. If you do donate them to children be sure to clean them first!
If you live in a pretty populated area, there should be drop boxes or donation trucks for Goodwill, the American Kidney fund and other similar organization that should accept just about anything you have to give. If a drop box or truck isn’t available near you, their websites have thrift shop locators that can tell you where to bring your items.
http://www.brickrecycler.com is an excellent place to donate your boxes or bins of mixed up Lego bricks and figures. They even pay for postage if you are in the US. LEGO pieces are not “recycleable” by using your curbside recycling program since they are made of ABS plastic. However, these are very durable, and can be loved by many generations.
The Peter White Public Library in Marquette, MI would love any and all LEGO donations! We are trying to start a LEGO reading and play club for young children who do not have their own LEGOs at home. This is a great way to get children interested in reading especially boys! We have little to no funding for special events so buying even used LEGOs is not an option. Please mail any donations to :Youth Services Department217 North Front Street, Marquette, MI 49855
All donations are tax exempt and we would be more then willing to write a receipt for donations.
Donate used LEGOs to kids in need:
Our church (Indooroopilly Uniting Church) in Brisbane, Qld, Australia is accepting donations of Lego on an ongoing basis for making nativity models and other models for sale at stalls. Proceeds go towards community activities (e.g. play group, play cafe, food bank, counselling).
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