If you have a collection of lightly used stuffed animals, consider donating them to help kids in need who can find comfort from them. The charity Stuffed Animals for Emergencies (S.A.F.E.) has a network of volunteers nationwide who accept stuffed animals and prepare them to be donated to homeless shelters, hospitals and other emergency aid organizations to comfort children. Visit the website stuffedanimalsforemergencies.org to find a local chapter near you to donate your collection. Many chapters also accept blankets and books -- note that none of them will accept battery-operated plush toys for safety reasons.