Urgent Needs

Locations where you can help children in recent natural disasters or other emergency situations where we do not have chapters established yet.

Please see the full list below of our current urgent needs locations.  As we find more locations we will add them. 


Thanks so much for wanting to help!

In order to donate to these organizations, you will need to clean any gently used items FIRST before donating as these will not be going through a chapter member.  It is very important that these donations are clean, in good condition, not scary, and free of any tears, smells, or stains.  


SAFE considers stuffed animals that still have tags or were part of a collection that were not played with by children, 'new' donations.  All other donations are considered 'gently used' and would require WASHING before sending to any of the locations below for sanitary reasons.


Below is a link to our SAFE cleaning guide for further information on how to clean the stuffed animal donations.  All other items, blankets, clothes, etc. would need to be washed as well if they are gently used.


These urgent needs locations accept all kinds of stuffed animals and other items.  Please see the details below each organization for their contact information and items they accept.  Please take notice of any special requirements before sending as well.


Below is a list of our current urgent needs locations.  


Thanks for wanting to help!

Urgent Needs Locations

Gleaning For The World

Virginia


Gleaning For The World is an international humanitarian relief organization that helps children here in the United States and all over the world.  They have a program called the 'Teddy Bear Brigade' which helps provide comfort through stuffed animals to children in war-torn regions and in areas affected by natural disasters.


They will accept and new and gently used stuffed animal donations (but any gently used donations must be cleaned before mailing). You can find our guide to cleaning stuffed animals above in the download section. You can send donations to the following address:


ALL GENTLY USED DONATIONS MUST BE WASHED BEFORE DONATING.


Teddy Bear Brigade

7539 Stage Road

Concord, VA 24538


If you have any questions for them, 

you can contact them at 1-877-913-9212.

Edmund D. Edelman's Children's Court

California


  

Edmund D. Edelman's Children's Court is the court that handles all the juvenile dependency cases in all of Los Angeles County. These cases usually deal with abuse and neglect issues. Annually they handle about 30,000 cases, and some of these cases require the children to speak. The courthouse has asked us if we could donate stuffed animals to help ease these children's fears during a very stressful time in their lives. They also give the children books so if you have any new or gently used children’s books you can donate them as well. 


In the fall of 2018, they are hosting a coat/jacket drive for children as well (ages 4 to 18) so if you have new or gently used children’s coats/jackets they are greatly needed. If they are gently used they must be in great condition and washed before donating.


Regarding the stuffed animal donations, they will accept and new and gently used donations (but any gently used donations must be cleaned before mailing). You can find our guide to cleaning stuffed animals above in the download section. You can send donations to the following address:


 ALL GENTLY USED DONATIONS MUST BE WASHED BEFORE DONATING. 


Edmund D. Edelman's Children's Court

Shelter Care and Transportation Section

Attn: Christine Spooner, CSA III

201 Centre Plaza Drive, Suite 1200

Monterey Park, CA 91754

(323) 526-6773

(323) 881-4561 - FAX

spoonc@dcfs.lacounty.gov


If you have any questions, please contact Christine above 

or you can reach her at 323-526-6773.

No Animal Left Unfed, Inc.

Connecticut


This is a 501c3 nonprofit that serves the area of Hartford County, Connecticut. They see over 400 families annually not only for hardships regarding taking care of their pets, but also their children. This organization has requested stuffed animals to give to the children they help.  


This is a 501c3 nonprofit that serves the area of Hartford County, Connecticut. They see over 400 families annually not only for hardships regarding taking care of their pets, but also their children. This organization has requested stuffed animals, toys, and board games to give to the children they help.


They will accept and new and gently used donations (but any gently used donations must be cleaned before mailing). You can find our guide to cleaning stuffed animals on the front page of our website. You can send donations to the following address:


 ALL GENTLY USED DONATIONS MUST BE WASHED BEFORE DONATING. 


Elmwood Branch 

P.O. Box 330145 

West Hartford, CT 06133-0145

Stuffed Animals For Emergencies

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.