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Subject: DAYCARE badly in need of children's books
Date Posted: 2/21/2009 7:26 PM ET
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I work at a small daycare. We have over 50 kids per day. I am a caregiver of 3 year olds myself and my mother-in-law is the director there. We have been asking for months for donations from our own community for books and toys, but nobody seems to be donating anything, probably from shortage of money. We are unable to supply all these items, so we have to ask others. We really need books (mainly for 2-3 year olds), toys, supplies for arts, etc...

Please let me know if you can help in any way. We would be very appreciative. The kids would be so thrilled. :)

Last Edited on: 2/24/09 9:24 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/24/2009 9:24 PM ET
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T. -
Date Posted: 2/24/2009 9:29 PM ET
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Have you utilized your local Freecycle?

Date Posted: 2/24/2009 9:29 PM ET
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Have you tried freecycle.org? I know our local chapter often has people offering toys and children's items.
Date Posted: 2/24/2009 9:39 PM ET
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I just posted a great deal (see my post for details since it is too long to explain here) and have probably close to 50 kids books on my shelf.

Date Posted: 2/24/2009 10:01 PM ET
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Pamela  - are you looking for donations or deals?  Pat

Subject: I can do a deal on kids books
Date Posted: 2/25/2009 2:45 AM ET
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Maybe 4 for 1 might help,I have some cute ones : ) Try craigslist for free items too : )

Subject: I have 6 for 1 on all of my children's books right now.
Date Posted: 2/25/2009 7:44 AM ET
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Date Posted: 2/25/2009 6:19 PM ET
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T.G. and Lindsey, I found a few items at freecycle. Thanks for recommending. I had forgot about that site.

Chris, I will check your post and let you know if I find anything. :)

Pat, I am looking for freebies and deals. Doesn't matter. Just need new materials. :)

Elizabeth, I plan on checking into craiglist later on.

Christine, I will also check out your shelf.


Thanks for everyone's help so far! I really appreciate it.

Date Posted: 2/25/2009 6:36 PM ET
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I only have a few children's books on my shelf but if you want any I'll send them for free.  I also have a Teddy and the Little Yellow Taxi (pop-up book) that I haven't been able to post.  PM me if you want any. 

Date Posted: 4/10/2009 4:28 PM ET
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Thanks very much for all the deals and donations!

Date Posted: 4/10/2009 6:16 PM ET
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I have more than 50 children's books, all in great shape most in new or like new condition. A three for 1 deal is good for all children's books on my shelf. Some of my books are: Barney's Favorite Mother Goose Rhymes, Monkey See, Money Do, Pokemon Island of the Giant Pokemon,  Glasses For D.W., Tarzan Goes Bananas, My Dog's The Best!, Madeline's Rescue, Madeline, Barbie: The New Baby, Elmo's Puppy, Animal Friends All Year Long, plus countless and nameless others!