S.A.F.E. - Stuffed Animals For Emergencies, Inc.
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Chapters and SAFE Contacts
Please scroll down below for a complete list of our
SAFE chapter members and SAFE contacts


This page lists all of our SAFE chapter members (which are our volunteers who collect the stuffed animals, clean them up and then donate them to organizations dealing with children in emotional or traumatic situations) and SAFE contacts which are partner nonprofits who accept donations of stuffed animals directly (you would take care of cleaning any of the donations before sending to them).  This page is designed to show you based on your location the closest place to donate.

If you are donating to one of our SAFE contacts, again, you will need to clean up the donations first before donating.  PLEASE DO NOT DONATE TO THESE CONTACTS IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO CLEAN THE DONATIONS FIRST, THIS COULD POSSIBLY HARM A CHILD WHO COULD BE ALLERGIC, BE UNSANITARY, OR COULD JEOPARDIZE THE RELATIONSHIP WE HAVE ESTABLISHED WITH OUR PARTNER NONPROFITS. 

Here is a guide to show you how.  This is the guide that all of our chapter members follow:


SAFE Stuffed Animal Cleaning Guide

Please scroll down below to see the list of chapter members and SAFE contacts we have alphabetically by state.  The right side lists our SAFE contacts and the left side lists all of our chapter members.  You can then contact the chapter member or SAFE contact and find out how to donate directly to them.  All of our chapter members are volunteer so please be patient in allowing them to respond.  Please give them at least one week to respond to your inquiry.  If you have not heard from them in that time, please contact Jennifer, the National Director of SAFE, at help@safe-inc.org and I will get in touch with them for you and let them know you are having trouble communicating with them. 

Also, our chapter members are entirely volunteer so they are not obligated in any way to pick up donations.  If you and the chapter member are close in distance and are willing to meet or if the chapter member volunteers to pick up your donation, that is entirely up to them, PLEASE DO NOT EXPECT IT THOUGH.  They are volunteering their time to be a chapter member and therefore they can only do what they are comfortable with and are able to do. 

Mailing Donations

If you are unable to find a SAFE chapter member or SAFE contact near you, and you are willing to mail your donation, please feel free to contact any of the SAFE chapter members/SAFE contacts listed below that are currently accepting to donate directly to them.


Starting Your Own Chapter

If you cannot find a SAFE chapter member near you and you are interested in starting a chapter in your area, please go to our
'Opening a Chapter' page for more information and to find out if it is right for you.

Thank you so much for wanting to donate! 
Your donation can make a real difference in the life of a child in a stressful situation.
 


 



Types of Donations SAFE Accepts

SAFE accepts new or gently used stuffed animals to be given to children in need.  If the stuffed animals are gently used they need to be in 'like new' condition and free of any tears, stains or odors.  We accept any size stuffed animal as well as many of the popular brands such as Beanie Babies, Webkins and
Build-A-Bear.  We also will accept character stuffed animals such as Mickey Mouse and stuffed animals with past years sewn in them.  We also accept blankets, children's books, coloring books and crayons, clothing for children, and baby items.  Not all chapter members accept all items though, please check their individual listing for more information.

WE DO NOT accept battery-operated stuffed animals, toys or dolls.

Thank you so much for wanting to help and sticking to these guidelines.  We appreciate your help!





SAFE CHAPTERS
If you DO NOT want to clean the items before donating, please send them to one of our chapter members below who will clean them for you.
UNITED STATES  CHAPTER MEMBERS
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Florida

James J.
Lakeland, Florida
floridasafechapter@gmail.com

Currently Accepting
Accepted items:  Gently used stuffed animals, new stuffed animals, gently used children's books, new children's books, gently used baby/children's blankets, and new baby/children's blankets
Comments:  For current updates on the Florida chapter, please visit:  http://www.facebook.com/floridasafechapter for more information!

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Jamie C.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
JamieSAFE@comcast.net
Currently Accepting
Accepted items:  Gently used stuffed animals, new stuffed animals, gently used children's books, and new children's books.

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Georgia

Hollie I.

Cobbtown, GA
southgeorgiasafechapter@gmail.com
Currently Accepting
Accepted items:  Gently used stuffed animals, new stuffed animals, gently used children's books, new children's books, new coloring books and crayons, gently used baby/children's blankets, new baby/children's blankets, gently used children's clothes, new children's clothes, gently used children's outdoor winter garments, new children's outdoor winter garments, and baby-related items.

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Indiana

Julie H.

Valparaiso, IN
nwindianasafechapter@yahoo.com
Currently Accepting
Accepted items:  Gently used stuffed animals, new stuffed animals, new coloring books and crayons, gently used baby/children's blankets, and new baby/children's blankets.
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Iowa

Mikaela L.
Sioux City, IA
siouxcitysafechapter@gmail.com
Currently Accepting
Accepted items:  Gently used stuffed animals, new stuffed animals, gently used children's books, new children's books, new coloring books and crayons, new baby/children's blankets, new children's clothes, and new children's outdoor winter garments.


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Kentucky

Mitchell C.
Paducah, Kentucky

mitchrumc@gmail.com
Currently Accepting

Accepted items:  Gently used stuffed animals and new stuffed animals.
Comments:  Check out what is happening locally with our chapter on Facebook by clicking here!

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Michigan

Gail C.
Grosse Ile, Michigan
gailczarnik@yahoo.com

Currently accepting
Accepted items:  Gently used stuffed animals, new stuffed animals, gently used children's books, new children's books, gently used baby/children's blankets and new baby/children's blankets.

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Jaynie F.
Kalamazoo, Michigan
kalamazoosafechapter@gmail.com
Currently accepting
Accepted items:  Gently used stuffed animals and new stuffed animals.
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Missouri

R
obin S.
Arnold, Missouri
rsctt@hotmail.com
Currently Accepting

Accepted items:  Gently used stuffed animals, new stuffed animals, gently used children's books, new children's books, gently used baby/children's blankets, new baby/children's blankets, gently used children's clothes, new children's clothes, gently used children's outdoor winter garments and new children's outdoor winter garments.

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New Jersey

L'erin R.
Wrightstown, New Jersey

thefoundationmylife@gmail.com
Currently accepting
Accepted items:  Gently used stuffed animals, new stuffed animals, gently used children's books, new children's books, gently used baby/children's blankets, new baby/children's blankets, gently used children's clothes, new children's clothes, gently used children's outdoor winter garments and new children's outdoor winter garments.
Comments:  For more information about my chapter, please visit my website at
www.themylifefoundation.org.
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New York

Erin S.
Queens, NY

donate2declutter@gmail.com
Currently accepting
Accepted items:  Gently used stuffed animals, new stuffed animals, gently used children's books, new children's books, gently used baby/children's blankets, new baby/children's blankets, gently used children's clothes, new children's clothes, gently used children's outdoor winter garments, new children's outdoor winter garments, and baby-related items.
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North Carolina

Ashton G.
Charlotte, North Carolina

ncsafechapter@gmail.com
Currently accepting
Accepted items:  Gently used stuffed animals, new stuffed animals, gently used children's books, and new children's books.

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Ohio

Emma H
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Clarksville, Ohio
cfdr28@yahoo.com
Currently Accepting
Accepted items:  Gently used stuffed animals, new stuffed animals, gently used children's books, new children's books, new coloring books and crayons, gently used baby/children's blankets, new baby/children's blankets, gently used children's clothes, and new children's clothes.

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Tennessee

Peter and Joyce V.

Cleveland, Tennessee
joyce@thesantaproject.org
Currently Accepting
Accepted items:  Gently used stuffed animals, new stuffed animals.
Comments:  Our SAFE chapter works in conjunction with the nonprofit The Santa Project to get these stuffed animals to children in need.  Please visit our website at www.thesantaproject.org for more information.  Thank you so much for wanting to help SAFE!

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Utah

Mandee B.
Tooele, Utah

utahsafechapter@gmail.com
Currently accepting
Accepted items:  Gently used stuffed animals, new stuffed animals, new coloring books and crayons, gently used children's books, new children's books, gently used baby/children's blankets, new baby/children's blankets, gently used children's clothes, new children's clothes, gently used children's outdoor winter garments, new children's outdoor winter garments, and baby-related items.

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Virginia

Denise A.
Glen Allen, VA
safeglenallen@gmail.com
Currently accepting
Accepted items:  Gently used stuffed animals, and new stuffed animals.

SAFE CONTACTS
All donations sent to the below contacts have to be new or like-new and any like-new donations MUST BE CLEANED BEFORE DONATING.  These donations will be going directly to children so PLEASE DO NOT SEND donations that are like-new and have not been washed first.  Thanks!
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Alaska

We have a small hospital that we partner with in Klawock, Alaska.  Any donations sent to this contact must be new or like-new, washed if like-new, and in great condition.  Also, only donate stuffed animals that would comfort a child, no scary stuffed animals please.  Please see contact information below for more information.

SAFE Guide to Cleaning Stuffed Animals

Alicia Roberts Medical Center
Attn:  Cynthia Reeves, Patient Advocate
P.O. Box 69
Klawock, Alaska  99925
creeves@searhc.org
907-755-4983

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Indiana

Feed The Children
is a nonprofit that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty, or natural disaster. 


Any donations sent to this contact must be new or like-new, washed if like-new, and in great conditionAlso, only donate stuffed animals that would comfort a child, no scary stuffed animals please.  Please see contact information below for more information.

SAFE Guide to Cleaning Stuffed Animals

Feed The Children
22365 Elkhart East Blvd.
Elkhart, Indiana  46516
574-262-5227


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Texas

The Rio Youthplex Pavilion of the Rio Grande Valley is a hub for the local youth in the community.  It serves as a place for children after school to study and stay active.  They have a constant need for the items SAFE takes including stuffed animals, blankets, books, coloring books and crayons, children's clothes, and baby items.  Any items that are gently used MUST BE WASHED BEFORE SENDING.  Please use the guide below to clean the stuffed animals:

SAFE Guide to Cleaning Stuffed Animals

Rio Youthplex Pavilion
Attn:  Tony Botello
P.O. Box 98
510 E. Eisenhower
Rio Grande City, TX  78582
956-487-2585
tonib@cacst.org
http://www.cacst.org/youthplex.html

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AdoptaPlatoon

Please help our troops deployed and military families with your donation of stuffed animals.  Contact information is listed below and as always, any gently used stuffed animals must be washed before donating.  Below is our guide to cleaning stuffed animals.  Thanks!

SAFE Stuffed Animal Cleaning Guide

If you are sending your donations through UPS or FedEx you can mail your donation to the following address:

AdoptaPlatoon Troop Support Warehouse
Attn: Ida Hagg /
Clay Stokes
118 West Colorado St.
Rio Hondo, Texas  78583

Phone:  956-748-4828

The U.S. Postal Service does not deliver to the AAP Troop Support Warehouse.  All parcels and boxes sent to this address must be sent via UPS, FedEx or freight carriers.

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Smaller boxes, parcels or if you prefer to send your package through the U.S. Postal Service (any size box), these packages can be mailed to either of the addresses listed below.  For further information please call 956-748-4206 or 956-748-4065.


AAP HQ Office
Attn: Ida Hagg
P.O. Box 234
Lozano, Texas 78568


Ida Hagg
AdoptaPlatoon
25089 Centerline Road
San Benito, TX  78586

 
 
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