SAFE chapters are volunteers for SAFE that take in the donations, clean them, and then find local places that can use these donations. Below is an alphabetical listing by state of all of our current chapter members. Please refer to the chapter listing for what items each chapter collects. To donate, copy and paste the email address below into your email and send an email to the chapter member and they will respond with their contact information.
At the moment, the only chapters we currently have are the ones listed below.
We are working on expanding SAFE so please check back if you do not find a chapter in your area currently. You are always welcome to mail your donation though to any of our chapter members, just send them an email!
If you are looking for more information about SAFE and how our organization works, please check below for some of our frequently asked questions.
If you are interested in finding out how you can volunteer for SAFE, please click the button below!
Please use the following email address to contact Cate who will provide information on how to donate to her chapter:
Items Accepted: Stuffed animals, books, blankets, children's clothes, baby-related items, and new coloring books and crayons.
We also accept pet items and food, baby diapers, formula, non-perishable snacks, and hygiene items for all ages to support homeless populations, hurricane/storm recovery, and other emergency circumstances.
This chapter is also supporting Toys For Tots Disaster Relief Florida with the same items as listed above. Donations may be shipped to FL GA SAFE. Please email Cate above for her contact information. She serves as a recovery coordinator for Taylor, Suwannee, and Lafayette counties in the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia.
Please check this chapter's SAFE Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/floridageorgiasafe
Please use the following email address to contact Valerie who will provide information on how to donate to her chapter:
Items Accepted: Stuffed animals, books, blankets, coloring books and crayons, and children's clothes.
Please check this chapter's website or Facebook page for more information about how to donate:
Illinois SAFE Facebook page
Please use the following email address to contact Robin who will provide information on how to donate to her chapter:
Items Accepted: Stuffed animals (less than 18" in height) and books.
Please use the following email address to contact Emma who will provide information on how to donate to her chapter:
Items Accepted: Small to medium stuffed animals (no large stuffed animals), clothes, books, coloring books and crayons, and blankets.
Please use the following email address to contact Jamie who will provide information on how to donate to his chapter:
Items Accepted: New and gently used stuffed animals.
Chapters are volunteers for SAFE who collect donations, clean them, and then find places to donate to in their local areas.
Below is a list alphabetical by state of all of our chapter members and what they collect. You donate by sending them an email and they respond with their contact information.
SAFE accepts all sizes and styles of new and gently used stuffed animals. Examples include Beanie Babies, Webkins, and Disney just to name a few. All stuffed animals must be 'like new', clean, free from stains and tears, and need to be appropriate to be given to a child in an emergency. SAFE will also accept homemade stuffed animals as long as they are durable, clean, and do not have any parts that could be a choking hazard.
Besides stuffed animals, SAFE also accepts new and gently used children's books, coloring books and crayons, children's blankets, children's clothes, and baby items. All items must be clean, in great shape, and free of stains and tears. Chapters choose what they can accept so please contact a chapter to see what they are able to take.
SAFE does not accept battery-operated stuffed animals, toys, or dolls.
Please give the chapter member at least a week to respond to your email. If after a week you have not heard from them, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will contact the chapter member to find out if they received your email.
The chapters list below are the only chapters SAFE currently has available. We are always adding more chapters so please stay up to date with SAFE by subscribing to our newsletter on the front page of the site, checking out our social media pages, or just checking back on this page periodically. If you are willing to clean any gently used donations though, please visit our Urgent Needs and/or Drives pages for more info on how you can help.
You are welcome to still donate to any of our chapters listed below or you can also mail or take them to any of our Urgent Needs locations. Please visit our Urgent Needs page for more information on how to do this.
Please visit our Volunteer page for more information on how to become a SAFE chapter.
No, SAFE does not sell the donations or give any of the donations to organizations or other nonprofits who might sell the donations. Our chapter members locate places where the donations are given directly to children and donate there.
Stuffed Animals For Emergencies is recognized as an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax ID#45-5062724.