Monti Kids toys last for generations, and one of the questions we get most frequently is “How can I donate my Monti Kids toys?”
We have three partnerships that help us get well-loved, outgrown toys to children in need, keeping them out of the recycle bin and taking advantage of their durability to reduce our impact on the planet.
Help A Child, Help the World
For Earth Day 2021, Monti Kids is proud to participate in a campaign to contribute Montessori materials that will be reused by children at the Montessori American Indian Childcare Center in St Paul, Minnesota.
Until May 31, Monti Kids customers in the U.S. can donate a box and receive $50 off their next box. (Signed-in users will see a “donate my toys” link in their account area.)
Lumin Education – Dallas, Texas
Lumin Education’s mission is to transform education by starting young, involving parents, and creating learning environments to inspire children from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.
Lumin Education understands that in order for parents to make education and child development a priority, first the family’s basic needs must be met. After helping families get back on their feet, educators help families start Montessori at home in the critical years from 0-3 when 85 percent of the brain is developed. “That’s when we can make a difference in the child’s development and that’s the sensitive period for learning parenting skills,” said Charo Alarcon, Montessori Mentor, Lumin Education.
How Will the Materials be Used?
Children in Lumin Education’s program have access to the donated Monti Kids toys in their homes. Lumin’s parent educators help teach the families about child development, and show them how to engage with their child using Monti Kids toys through the Monti Kids instructional videos. There’s also a toy lending library where parents can check out Monti Kids toys and return them for other families to use. “The impact of working with these toys will stay with the child for the rest of her life. And it will make a huge difference once she gets to that academic level of learning. To have had all of these sensorial experiences, and this appreciation for beauty, and just to know that she was valued, that people cared about her, that she’s important enough for others to care. That is a huge thing,” said Alarcon.
Chicago Birthworks Collective – Chicago, Illinois
A birth and postpartum company for mamas and families of color, Chicago Birthworks Collective will continue receiving Monti Kids toys as well. They will be distributed to moms of babies and toddlers in Birthworks Love Packages which are created by the organization for families in need.
How to Donate
If you’re interested in donating your child’s outgrown Monti Kids toys please sign in to your account and visit the donation instructions (for our U.S. subscribers only). You’ll receive a prepaid shipping label. Simply box up your toys and drop them off at the shipping provider. Your donation will get in the hands of a child in need.