Where does our inventory come from?
Our toys come in as donations, bought second hand, or bought new. The new toys have mostly come from Amazon and local toy makers. When buying new we try to purchase toys that are made in an eco friendly way. We love certain toy makers such as Green Toys, Tegu, Ever Earth, and HAPE to name a few. If the toys were purchased second hand they are inspected for safety and washed thoroughly before becoming part of our “community toy box.”
We are also passionate about “recycling” toys by offering them another chance at life, in the hands of young children. These may be from families with children who have outgrown them or child care centers that are looking at purging some of their materials. We take those toys, even if it’s just a couple plastic jungle animals, and we put them together with other cast off jungle animals and VOILA, we have a complete set of animals that are ready for more play time!
What does our inventory look like?
We have cover 1,400 toys in our collection. Our inventory is separated into these categories:
- Board games
- Dramatic Play
- Fine Motor
- Large Motor