GUIDELINES FOR STUFFED ANIMALS
extremely important that all stuffed animals which Project Smile
distributes to police officers are in excellent condition, as they will
be given to children who have been involved in highly traumatic
incidents. While many children have a large quantity of stuffed animals
in their home, some of them may not be appropriate to donate. Please
take a few minutes and sort through the stuffed animals. The following
are general guidelines to help:
Size. Due to the
size limitations in the police cruisers please no stuffed animals over
Absolutely no stains or smells from pets, smoke, dust, etc. Please
check the stuffed animals for tears, discoloration and worn, pilled or
damaged clothing. Please do not wash the stuffed animals or attempt to
Battery compartments. We can
not accept stuffed animals that have battery compartments.
No stuffed animals
that make noises- such as singing, reciting prayers, etc.
stuffed animals that have years sewn on them.
Please do not remove
ADDITIONAL ITEMS NEEDED!
Project Smile is also in need of unused coloring books,
new crayons and children's reading books that are in excellent condition. Books for all ages are accepted.
Please no textbooks, workbooks or coloring books/reading books with religious themes.
FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
If there is not a drop
off location close to you please contact us directly for more
information. Stuffed animal donations are also welcomed by mail to our
headquarters. Thank you
large donations, please call Project Smile Headquarters first at 508 634
Stuffed animals and other donated items can be dropped off or mailed to our Hopedale location at:
PO Box 336
Hopedale, MA 01747
If you would like to drop off in Hopedale, please call us at 508 634 0203 or email email@example.com