One of my recent learnings is that it is difficult to donate stuffed animals. Hospitals and shelters generally don’t want them because of possible contamination. The fire departments don’t want them because they receive new stuffed animals to give to kids and don’t want used ones. The east bay animal shelters didn’t want them because there are too many stuffed animal parts that might possibly be dangerous to the dogs and cats. But, I found success with the San Francisco SPCA. They happily take donations of used stuffed animals. It seems like they have a large volunteer network who can sort the donations and give appropriate stuffed toys to the animals who can love them without being harmed by them. I hope there are some happy dogs and cats snuggling with their new soft friends because of KinderCycle.