I love clearing out the kids’ closets when the seasons change and packing up the baby gear and toys we no longer use or I can’t live with anymore (a chirping mechanical hamster and really loud xylophone were in the bag this month).

Local classifieds are a great forum for selling baby equipment and toys. In Kitsilano there are even more options for passing on gently used kids’ stuff to new families who will enjoy them.

1. The Salvation Army stores takes kids’ clothes, books, toys and sporting goods including bicycles and scooters.
Salvation Army, 1906 West 4th Avenue at Cypress, (604) 737-2444 and 2714 West Broadway, (604) 734-1821

2. Baby Go Round is a fabulous non-profit that accepts gently used baby equipment (including cribs and car seats made after January 2012), clothes for newborn to 4 year olds, and toys, and passes them on to families in Greater Vancouver that need them.  Their office is open Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m and the last Saturday of every month from 10-1pm.
Baby Go Round, 2939 Kingsway, (604) 558-4840

3. Macgillycuddy’s Consignment for Little People takes your gently used clothes, shoes, books and toys and you receive 40% of the selling price of each item. Beginning June 15 Macgillycuddy’s is accepting fall and winter items. Call (604) 263-5313 to book an appointment.
Macgillycuddy’s Consignment For Little People, 4881 Mackenzie Street, (604) 263-5313

4. The Vancouver Public Library is happy to receive gifts of Books, DVDs, CDs and magazines that are in good condition and of current interest.
Kitsilano branch of the Vancouver Public Library, 2425 Macdonald Street, 604-665-3976, Vpl.ca

5. West Side Family Place accepts donations of books, games, toys and puzzles for their Toy Lending Library.
West Side Family Place,  2819 West 11th Avenue, (604) 738-2818

Last modified: January 3, 2017

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