We are no longer taking used item donations until after Easter. Thank you for your patience.

Toy Rescue Mission will be closed
for Spring Break April 1-10


Believe it or not Easter is on the way!

Easter Baskets will be made in March for children ages 1-12 only with pickup on or before March 28th.

If you qualify as a client, call us to order your baskets.

Orders may be taken via phone or in person. 253-460-6711


All families must meet the eligibility requirements as defined on our Easter page
  1. Must be low income with proof for each child to include Provider One Card and State Medical Insurance Card
  2. Must not have been served more than 2 past years in a row
  3. Custodial parent only may shop for child and must possess valid picture ID
  4. Must live in service area, see zip code map

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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We are nearly 100% volunteer run so we rely upon our volunteers to perform all the necessary tasks. 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 several 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.

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.


Ways to Donate

Use Giving Assistant to save money and support Toy Rescue Mission

Join Giving Assistant now to start donating 3-30% of every purchase to Toy Rescue Mission while you shop online at places like Home Depot, Lowes, and Kmart.

Amazon Smile

When Amazon customers shop on a new version of the company's website – smile.amazon.com – the company will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to charity. Customers pick their charity through the new website and there are almost one million to choose from, including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and charity:wateto choose TOY RESCUE MISSION, please use the search term 'toy rescue mission tacoma'.

There is no cap on the amount Amazon will donate and almost every physical product sold by the company is eligible, which means tens of millions of items. Digital goods are not included, but that may come in the future.

Everything else about the Amazon online shopping experience stays the same, including the shopping cart, wishlists and shipping options. The prices will also be the same, so these donations will be paid by Amazon, not you the consumer.



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 Calendar

Volunteer Inquiries

Web Page: Volunteer

Office Phone

(253) 460-6711

Office Hours

Tuesday | 9:30am-6pm
Wednesday, Thursday | 9:30am-4pm
First and Third Saturdays | 9am-12pm
For all other inquiries, call for appointment

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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