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During 2015, 70 384 asylum-seeking children came to Sweden. Due to the vast amount of children arriving there is a large need for toys and playful activities. Through the activity “give” Retoy is enabling children to give toys and drawings with a welcome greeting to children that had to flee. By doing so the children get to experience the joy in giving at the same time both the giving and the receiving child are being reminded of their same rights to life, growth and play.

Retoy has initiated cooperation with Unicef, Save the Children and Clowns without Borders to coordinate and evolve our actions for children that had to flee.

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Donate with give

At chosen toy-swaps children can choose to donate 1 – 3 toys and write a welcome-greeting to a child that had to flee.

We then hand out:

  • Donated toys,
  • The welcome-greeting from the child who is donating the toys
  • A Retoypassport/booklet of crafts in different languages
  • An invite to come and play at Retoys activities and events

The children get to experience the joy in giving and at the same time both the giving and the receiving child are being reminded of their same rights to life, growth and play.

See our calendar for when you can Give next time!

This is how you prepare the children for give:

 Talk with your child about the meaning of donating a toy. You can find further tips about this on our discussion site.

 Let your child choose 1-3 toys that they want to give away. Make sure that the toys are in a good condition.

 Clean the toys if necessary.

Books can be donated in the following languages: Arabic, Dari, Kurdish, Persian, English or Swedish. Gladly with more pictures than text.

 Games, puzzles, lego or other toys that contain small parts are donated in the original packaging or in small bags.

♥ Let your child bring the toy and the welcome-greeting to Retoys next give activity!

 

 

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A big thank you to Sunfleet who lets us borrow cars to deliver toys and greetings, as well as arranging playful activities, at the asylum/refugee centers.

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