My Joyful Heart accepts all NEW unwrapped items that are appropriate for children under the age of 13. If you'd like some ideas on what to donate, please check out our Wish List for our most needed items.
We are no longer able to accept used items, EXCEPT for the list below due to the manpower needed to sort through used items.
We will accept like-new, very gently used items in the following categories only:
Electronics (Gaming Systems and Video Games only)
Please verify the ESRB rating is EC, E or E10+ only and that all pieces are included.
Please only donate books that are age-appropriate for children or young teens and are in like-new condition. We ask that you please do not donate any books that include violence.
Please verify all pieces are enclosed and the box is secured.
Please do not donate broken items, dirty toys or toys that are missing pieces. Also, we request no war-themed or shooting toys.
If you have used items that do not fall into our exceptions category, please consider donating these to other local charities that may be able to use them. My Joyful Heart can only supply children enrolled in our program with a small number of items during each Gift Event so we make extra effort to ensure the best quality of items whenever possible. We truly appreciate your donations!