Ten-Second Takeaway

Giving recycled toys to less-privileged kids, The Toy Bank is an NGO that recycles smiles. Taking contributions from major multinationals and big schools, the non-profit matches each toy with the age, gender and intellectual capacity of a child before presenting them with their lifelong playmate.

The Joy Of Childhood

DSCN4517 The Toy Bank Recycles Toys, And Brings Back Lost Childhoods

Vijay Goel began the Toy Bank in 2005, after he saw the plight and misery of disadvantaged children deprived of their basic right to the pleasures of childhood. The Toy Bank bridges this gap and brings these children closer to their desired objects of fun and learning. Till date, the NGO has contributed to bettering the lives of almost five lakh children.

Toying With Concepts

You can participate in any way you wish to {volunteer or donate}. They have a Household Collection programme with a cornucopia of toys that come in through the various collection centres across Delhi. The School Collection is done through drives organised at various schools, like DPS, Modern School and Bal Bharti Public School, to name a few. Last {but not the least}, their Corporate Collection initiative collects the toys donated from multinationals and corporates, that even includes bigwigs like Cadbury’s, Genpact and PVR Cinemas.

It really makes us happy that The Toy Bank goes the extra mile of matching each toy to a kid’s age, gender, intellect and interest, as we mentioned above.

They also have a programme for school students to be able to become local ambassadors. They will help set up week-long school drives in schools and their own neighbourhoods and help spread the word digitally.

To Be Lifelong Playmates

IMG_4716 The Toy Bank Recycles Toys, And Brings Back Lost Childhoods

The Toy Bank also works with government schools, Anganvaadis, shelter homes, and children hospitals, and in slum and rural areas. So you can do your bit by donating your old toys. They will be recycled and repackaged, and then given out on distribution day {which in itself is a moving experience}. So be there to feel the love!

Where: Donate here.

Timings: 10am – 7pm, Monday to Saturday

Contact:  011 23782233, 011 23782020, or write to mailthetoybank@gmail.com

Check out their website here and follow their Facebook page here.

{With inputs from Vidyun Goel}


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