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GgoodWill, Salvation Army are the two that come to mind. Perhaps the play area at your place of worship?


Local churches, local (reputable) day cares,, Salvation Army, Goodwill, etc

If you want to go the extra mile, find a local family and help with the delivery and setup of their new swing-set.


Thanks. I don't usually donate to goodwill or similar because they resell. I would prefer it just be given. We haven't been able to find a local family. Sorry, should have added these details to the question.


If your community is served by a United Way Helpline, try dialing 211. They should able to refer you to a nonprofit that can make good use of it.

And that goes for anyone who has recently moved and is trying to find ways to get involved in the new community. 211 can help you find volunteer opportunities in your area of interest near your new home-- assuming your community has 211 service.


You might contact your local Habitat for Humanity. I don't know if they normally take donations of swingsets, but they might, especially if the family they're building the house for has children.


I had a huge wooden Rainbow play set I wanted to donate and it was actually quite hard to find a taker. If yours is the same style, the problem is that it requires disassembly, transport, and reassembly. Then there's their worry about liability on condition of the wood, etc. Mine was in great shape because I kept the wood treated.

I finally found a church through a friend that could use it. They sent out a couple guys and a big truck to partially disassemble and take it.

Habitat for Humanity wouldn't take it.

Good luck. Word of mouth might be your best bet. Craigslist perhaps. Just insist on a letter of donation on letterhead with their tax number for your tax purposes. You can always call the place to make sure they're legit.


Ask a service organiztion, like Kiwanis, Lion, Jaycees, Rotary Club, etc. They might not take it themselves but they usually know who would want something like that. I am a Lion and when I was president of the local chapter I ran down a bunch of situation like this for people. The service organizations are trying to make their town a better place.


Have you called the local women's shelters? Abused women often have children which can make leaving an abuser even more difficult. Women's shelters usually set up safehouses and can sometimes (re)use things like this. A swingset (or any toy, really) can help some kid who doesn't really understand what's going on through some tough times.


i have 5 kids under the age of 6 and we cant afford a swingset for them if you still have it i would gladly pick it up if its still available


Sorry, but we donated the set a few months back. There are lots of great suggestions here you could use to find one. Maybe contact a local church or organization? I'm very sorry I'm not able to help, and wish you the best.