Who is TRM

TRM exists solely for the benefit of needy children and seniors in our communities. An important factor that makes our organization unique is our commitment to these individuals all year long.

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.

Besides the obvious focus at Christmas time, each year recipients are identified (primarily through social service agencies) to receive Easter baskets (the baskets, of course, being "rescued," along with many of their small toy enclosures.)

Toys … though not a basic life need (i.e. food, shelter, clothing), are the TOOLS that children need to carry out their all-important task of playing. The act of playing is as important to a child’s emotional and mental development and well-being as food and shelter are to their physical well-being.

Our work is child’s play; won’t you come and play with us?

Who We Serve

TRM Zip Codes Served
  • Low income children birth to 15. Ages vary by program (Click the program above for specifics)
  • Seniors in assisted living facilities and nursing homes
  • Some minor offenders of the law that need to perform court ordered community service
  • Schools, daycares and churches with targeted low income programs
  • Companies with volunteer match programs
  • United Way of Pierce County
  • Project Homeless Connect, Pierce County
  • Social service agencies with outreach programs for low income

Toy Rescue Mission holds to a high standard. Our volunteers work diligently to ensure that the toys we distribute are clean and safe. However, TRM cannot guarantee the toys that it distributes. Please take some time to review our Release of Liability Form. For the latest recall information, please visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission. (buttons below)

Recent Toy Recalls
Release of Liability Form
Consumer Product Safety Commission

Volunteer Inquiries



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Office Phone

(253) 460-6711

Office Hours

Tuesday - Thursday 9:30-am to 4pm
( Birthdays are served 10am - 3pm or by appointment only )

We are normally open two Saturdays per month depending on workload. Please contact us beforehand if you need to come in on a Saturday

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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