In Kind Donations
Thanks to you, CII has distributed thousands of items to families in need across Los Angeles County. We accept both gently used and new gear and clothing for infants, children and adults.
We will always accept items from the list below, but also take a quick glance at what our families need right now!
Please call 213.260.7627 to schedule an appointment.
Drop offs may be made Monday – Friday 9am – 4:30pm
Please drop off at CII’s headquarters, the Otis Booth Campus:
2121 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Before you donate, please…
- Review the list of items we do and do not accept (see below).
- Make sure clothing has been washed and gear has been cleaned. We only accept items that are free of stains and in good condition.
- Be sure that games and toys have all of their pieces and parts.
- Include manuals and instruction books for gear when possible.
- Pack goods in heavy-duty garbage bags or sturdy boxes.
- Determine the estimated value of your donation for tax purposes. Donation value is generally 50% of retail cost.
- For safety reasons, the goods we receive need to be in working order; we have a very small staff and are unable to repair faulty or damaged items.
- Check that the items that you are planning to donate have not been recalled by visiting Consumer Product Safety Commission.
All donations made to Children’s Institute, Inc. are fully tax deductible; your information will be collected when you call to schedule a pickup.
For additional questions, please contact Megan Aubrey.
We only accept gear purchased less than 3 years ago.
- Baby Monitors
- Back & Front Carriers
- Bath Towels
- Bed Rails – NEW (never used)
- Bottle Warmers
- Bottles and feeding supplies – UNOPENED (never used)
- Bouncy Seats
- Breast Pumps – Manual or Electric – NEW (never used)
- Car Seats – NEW (never used)
- Clothing (all ages)
- Cribs – New (never used)
- Crib bedding (NOT bumpers)
- Diapers – UNOPENED
- Diaper Bags
- Diaper Pails
- Infant Tubs
- Maternity Clothes
- Outerwear (0-18)
- Pack n’ Plays
- Safety Gates
- Stuffed Animals – NEW (with tag)
- Wipes – UNOPENED
We Cannot Accept
- Baby Slings
- Crib Bumpers
- Large, non-folding Infant carriages
- Opened Packages of Diapers
- USED Feeding Supplies
- USED Bed Rails
- USED Car Seats/Snap-and-Go Stroller Bases
- USED Cribs
- USED Manual or Electric Breast Pumps
- USED Mattresses
- USED Stuffed Animals
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