Stuffed bear

Illustration: Daniel Horowitz

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Stuffed Animals
If your kids' rooms are filled with practically new stuffed animals, consider donating them to Loving Hugs, which offers children in war zones, refugee camps, and orphanages a cuddly new friend.

Another option is to send them to Stuffed Animals for Emergencies, which donates gently used stuffed animals to homeless shelters, hospitals, and emergency aid workers—paramedics often give the soft toys to kids they meet on their calls.