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Support Us

Besides joining us as members, there are many ways to support the Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library:

Support Us by Making a Monetary Donation

The PTLL is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all monetary donations are tax-deductible. You can use PayPal to donate to our general fund or to our toy fund. For questions about donating or more ways to donate, please contact our Treasurer by emailing

Toy Fund

General Fund

Support Us by Making a Toy Donation

We are always looking to add to our lending and floor toy collections. We accept gently used toys that meet the general guidelines below:

  • No 'branded'/'merch' toys (e.g. toys based on tv characters)

  • No electronics

  • Has to be sturdy enough to withstand higher than average use

  • Transportable within reason (for lending toys)

  • All pieces accounted for

  • In good condition, clean, and relatively easily cleanable on an ongoing basis

  • Good for ages 0-6.

If you are interested in donating toys, please send pictures of the toys to and we will contact you with further information.

Support Us by Joining our Board of Directors

Our board of directors is composed of volunteer members who are willing and able to dedicate extra time to running the PTLL. If you are interested in joining, take a look at our current openings! We also have several Friend of the Board positions. These members help keep things running smoothly but do not require the time commitment of a full board position. Even if you are not able to join the board or become a Friend of the Board, we welcome all members to have their voice heard in this organization that belongs to us all. We encourage all members to attend board meetings, and we also encourage everyone to contact us with ideas, suggestions, or other feedback!

Support Us by Sharing a Skill/Talent

We know that our members have many special skills, talents, and experience. If you are able to share these skills with the PTLL in a way that works for you, we are always appreciative. This could take the form of a new Friend of the Board position, help with a specific project, or long-term but sporadic assistance. If you have an idea, or a skill you'd like to contribute but aren't sure how, please get in touch!

Support Us by Helping with Events

In normal times, the PTLL hosts and attends various events throughout the year. These allow us to reach out and connect with the larger community, as well as to fulfill our mission of providing enrichment activities to families that include young children. We are always looking for members who are willing and able to assist with these events. Find out more about our events, and let us know if you might be interested in helping!

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