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New Homes for Old Stuffed Animals

I’ve written before about how difficult it is to find charities that will accept used stuffed animals.  I was delighted two years ago to discover Freedom House (, an emergency children’s shelter in lower Manhattan that picked up two bags of my daughter’s outgrown stuffies and distributed them to children very much in need of comfort. I recently learned of another charity, this one outside of New York.  Project Smile ( donates stuffed animals, coloring books/crayons, small toys, and children’s books to police and…

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