This is a huge thing in our home!! Whenever my grandkids outgrow toys and clothes, instead of taking them to a thrift shop or a consignment store we always take them to one of our local Crisis Pregnancy Centers or one of our local "crisis centers". They are always so happy to receive these items!! Also check with other local agencies that help out families in times of crisis and see if they might want those items. I know there was one time we donated and the next day someones house burned down and the items we had taken to them were used o help that family. They wrote the nicest letter to me thanking me for bringing those items!! I also want to mention something that is done in my community quite a bit, when a child outgrows a larger toy or "ride on" oftentimes the parent will put it out next to the road with a big "free" sign on it. We've "donated" and received awesome items this way!!