Shame on You Toys R Us!

toysrus-logo1Remember my Santa’s Grab Bag Giveaway contest where I had seven different toy lots to give away and after the first two winners had been sent their prizes the remaining five toys would be donated to Toys For Tots? Well Buzz and I looked up our local Toys For Tots drop off location which turned out to be the Toys R Us in Crossroads shopping center in Cary, NC 27518.

Yesterday Buzz loaded up the car with a large Tupperware filled with the new toys still in their box and headed out that way. The parking lot was packed with insane people trying to find last minute parking and when Buzz finally found a space he was quite a way away from the store. Lugging the box to the store was a feat in and of itself since he had no one to help but he managed it; however, when he got in the store to donate the toys he was told by an employee…and I will bold this because it warrants the extra attention:

“Sorry Sir we are only taking cash donations”

Buzz did a double take and asked him if he was serious, to which the man answered “yeah, but you can try the place in the mall they might take toys”. By this point Buzz was tired and aggravated to say the least and a trip to the mall to battle through yet more insane holiday shoppers was certainly not on his list of to do’s for the day so he loaded the toys back up in the car and went home, completely defeated.

What will become of the toys? Well he’s bringing them down to FL where the Toys for Tots campaign in our local Family Dollar will gladly accept donations of toys for their children.

I am beyond aggravated with the situation, not because of the 30 minutes that Buzz drove to deliver the toys to Toys R Us in Cary, NC and not because of the disgusting statement in regards to “only accepting cash donations” but because the children of my home state will not be receiving the toys that I donated this year. North Carolina has more than it’s fair share of needy families and many of those families are unable to provide Christmas to their children and because of the actions of our local Toys for Tots drop off I shudder to think how many children will still go without this year.

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8 Responses to “Shame on You Toys R Us!”

  1. 1
    Jessica says:

    THat is so strange. My Toys R Us has a huge box out in front where they collect unwrapped toys. It must be that stores policy. Other donation places will gladly accept your toys. What a shame.
    .-= Jessica´s last blog ..Mommy Mandy’s American Express Gift Card Giveaway =-.

    • Amy says:

      I think it was a case of lazy employees most likely and as a result children from my community will suffer, such a shame but at least some kids will get those toys this year!

  2. 2

    This makes me so dang angry!

    I hope you will write them a letter!

    I can just imagine all the needy families missing out on this because this silly branch decided to say and do such a stupid thing!
    Maybe it’s not even true and this employee doesn’t even know or want to do what’s good.

    .-= JamericanSpice´s last blog ..WW: Party Popping! – We love it when we get it! =-.

  3. 3

    You have such a wonderful heart! *HUGS*
    .-= JamericanSpice´s last blog ..WW: Party Popping! – We love it when we get it! =-.

  4. 4
    karie says:

    That is despicable! Lazy or not, how sad…it’s Christmas. But at least the toys will go to deserving children, just so sad not to their intended recipients. I hope you and Buzz have a very Merry Christmas despite the scrooges @ Toys R US
    .-= karie´s last blog ..SEED Power Winner =-.

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