Donation Standards

Than you to everyone who donates to The Little Fox. Every donation counts - have one beautiful coat or awesome game? Bring it by, it adds up!

Please only give us things in good condition that we can sell - when we receive donations that we have to send to Goodwill or put in the trash, it is extra work for our volunteers.

Remember: Clean, Complete & Current! to The Fox Shop? Remember Clean, Complete and Current!

Donation Hours: Donations are accepted during the Little Fox business hours or by special arrangement.

Items we DO accept:
(all seasons all the time)

  • Balance bikes, scooters & tricycles (clean & working)
  • Bedding for infant & toddlers - clean and rip free
  • Books - kid & parent; current & in good shape
  • Car seats free from accidents and current*
  • Clothes (infant through size 14 & maternity)
  • Dancewear & dance shoes
  • DVD's & CD's for kids
  • Games, puzzles & toys - clean & complete
  • Halloween Costumes
  • Infant gear (no more than 6 yrs old, working & clean - no mold or dirty items, please!)
  • Legos, Duplos, blocks etc. (no need to be complete sets)
  • Outerwear & accessories
  • Potty seats (must be very clean!)
  • Puppets
  • Shoes, boots & slippers
  • Sporting Gear (cleats, ice skates, bats etc.)
  • Swimwear
  • USCG approved Life Vests

* To see if your car seat is expired, look on the sides or underneath for a sticker or dates molded into the plastic. If still unsure, look on your manufacturer's site for more information.


Items We CANNOT Take

  • Adult clothes (other than maternity)
  • Bikes (except balance bikes
  • Bike helmets over 5 years
  • Body pillows
  • Breast Pumps or accessories
  • Chemistry sets
  • Cribs or crib mattresses (we do take pack 'n plays and bassinets)
  • Jewelry or charms of any kind except wooden Haba brand 
  • Plastic bottles (unless new)
  • Stuffed animals
  • Swim aids (unless US Coast Guard approved)
  • Toy box dump(please pre-sort & don’t give us dried up play-doh and McDonald’s toys)
  • Vintage or old toys (use your judgement)
  • VHS or cassette tapes

Still unsure if we will take your item? Please contact us!

 Yard Sale Leftovers

  • Yard Sale Leftovers: We cannot accept yard/rummage sale leftovers unless you've cleared it with us:

Have things we can’t take? Check out these places:

  • Project Smile: Stuffed animals

  • Arlington DPW:

  • Madela: Breast Pumps

  • ?????Scrap fabric or stained clothes:

  • Bikes not Bombs: bikes :)

*Still have questions? Give us a call 781.316.3157.