Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose!

Kids at Play Foundation encourages the reuse of childhood items by repurposing your gently used toys, books, clothing and more to local families in need! By keeping these items out of landfills and supporting childhood development in the local community, Kids at Play Foundation is striving to make a lasting impact across the Greater Philadelphia area.


Back in 2016, our founder Julia Bookbinder was working as a Social Worker in Philadelphia Early Intervention and saw a massive need for basic childhood items with the families she was working with. She reached out to her local community to see if anyone had a spare high chair to donate to her client who needed a safe place to feed their medically fragile child and was overwhelmed by the generosity of the local community!

Over the next few years she would spend her time posting on social media for items ranging from clothing to books, toys and strollers. After work she would drive around to pick up donations and redistribute them via Early Intervention therapists working directly in the field.

Families with children who have developmental delays or medical diagnosis’ are able to get access to free supports including diapers, clothing, and other childhood items that help promote their healthy growth and development while repurposing giving new life to old toys!

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At this time we are offering our services to families enrolled in Early Intervention Services. We have an exclusive partnership with Kutest Kids Early Intervention at this time, but aim to open our services as we grow to any family who meets our eligibility criteria. Emergency situations will be reviewed on a case by case basis. If you need support please reach out to us at [email protected]

Our goal is to keep gently used items out of landfills and support local families with essential childhood items. The list below contains our most requested items:

  • Clothing – (Boys and Girls) Sizes Newborn- 12 years old
  • Shoes – Toddler sizes up through 13
  • Toys – Ages 0-5 years old
  • Board/Picture Books
  • High Chairs/Booster Seats
  • Pack N’ Plays
  • Strollers
  • Bouncers/Swings
  • Winter Items (Coats, Hats, Gloves)

Due to safety issues we cannot accept the following at this time:

  • Car Seats (unless new in box)
  • Clothing/Shoes that are ripped or have big holes
  • Broken Toys (Please make sure toys have most of their parts with them)
  • Stuffed Animals 
  • Adult items (Clothing/Books/Shoes)
  • Books with pages missing or too damaged

Kids at Play Foundation is incorporated as a 501c3. We are able to provide a donation receipt for either monetary donations or donations of goods.

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Kids at Play Foundation runs completely through the time and efforts of volunteers! All donations go directly back to families in need and our program runs 100% off of our dedicated volunteer base!

If you are interested in learning how to help support our program, either by donating your time, or by bringing a group in for a community action event, please reach out to us!

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