Hilltown Families


QUESTION AND ANSWERS Alison Webster asks, “Does anyone know where I could donate used, very good condition toys and they would go directly to kids/families?” Shoshona King recommends: Amherst Survival Center Jody Hadden recommends: Try your local womens shelter or homeless shelter. I know the Elizabeth Freeman Center (Great Barrington, MA) takes them – also any daycare center usually will. Alisa Blanchard recommends: Or the Redfield House in Pittsfield, MA. Heather Richardson… Read More

QUESTION AND ANSWERS Heather Richardson writes: Anyone know where I can donate toys? My boys just have too many and I’d like to pass them on to someone who could use them either another family, daycare, or charity. I know Good Will does not take them. Thanks! Diane Hinze Kanzler replies: Salvation Army in Turners will take them, I have no doubt. Call ahead. Karen O’Connell Leet replies: You could try Freecycling… Read More

CharityNavigator.org Offers a “Good Card” CharityNavigator.org offers information about how to purchase “a gift card for charity where the recipients get to donate to their charity of choice.” The site notes that “[w]hen you purchase a Good Card it is tax-deductible for the buyer. When the recipient redeems a Good Card it is not tax-deductible for them.” Includes a FAQ on purchasing and redeeming. Check¬† out their Good Card program here.¬† It’s… Read More

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