Perhaps you've heard this tip before: You can't donate used toys to a local children's hospital. While it's true many hospitals have wish lists for toys, it's always for new and unwrapped toys, never used. Hospitals have very strict hygiene policies, which means they cannot even accept used toys in like-new condition. Before donating, check to see if your local hospital has a wish list, and even better, a registry where you can buy exactly what they need.
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