Spreading smiles and joy, one beanie baby at a time.

 

It’s been two decades since the beanie baby craze peaked. Whether you were an avid collector, or just loved to stare into those cute beady eyes, it’s likely that your once-adored beanies have since been neglected in boxes, closets, and garages.

Beanies for Babies passes along these cuddly friends to children who could use some smiles and sunshine in their day. 

Maybe beanie babies are just toys to us, but to others, they are best friends during difficult times.


Get Involved

Send Beanie Babies

Do you have any beanie babies that you'd like to donate? Share details of your beanie baby collection and how you'd like to donate by contacting us below.

Help grow our network  

Do you know any partner organizations that can help find beanie babies new homes? Let us know! 

 

How it works

 

We work with vetted organizations that are dedicated to providing financial, physical, and emotional support to children facing challenges like international resettlement, hospitalization, and living in orphanages. Our partner organizations help children in difficult times of transition, and we're grateful to work with them to get beanie babies out of storage boxes and into the hands of children in need.


Our partners

ASSAM (Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants) 

ASSAM is the implementing partner for UNHCR and UNICEF in Turkey to support refugees from Syria and other surrounding countries. ASSAM provides multi-service support centers throughout Turkey, hosting child-friendly spaces that provide social and psychological support for children ages 4-14 years, in addition to language, theater, music and art classes.

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KIND (Kids in Need of Defense) 

KIND is a nonprofit started in 2008 by Microsoft and Angelina Jolie. KIND focuses on providing legal services to unaccompanied alien children facing deportation proceedings. Annually, ~60,000 such children arrive in the US, traveling without a parent or guardian and fleeing violence in their home countries stemming from the increasing and pervasive gang and narco-trafficking violence in Central America (particularly Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala).

Zaatari refugee camp

Zaatari is a refugee camp in Jordan, first opened in July of 2012 to host Syrians fleeing the violence in the ongoing Syrian civil war that erupted in 2011. It is now gradually evolving into a more permanent settlement with infrastructures and resources, such as schools for young children.

Team member Alex giving beanie babies to a classroom of girls at the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan.

Team member Alex giving beanie babies to a classroom of girls at the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan.