Local News

Thrifty parents can buy toys again at the Goodwill

Posted January 15, 2010 5:37 p.m. EST
Updated January 15, 2010 6:32 p.m. EST

— A resource for thrifty parents is now offering toys again.

A spokeswoman for Goodwill said the stores have placed toys back on their shelves after removing them over the summer.

Goodwill stopped accepting children's items this past summer after the government put tighter restrictions on them.

Since then, new safety procedures have been put in place and those items are back on the shelves.

“Most of the toys we do sell are brand new or in very good condition, in the original packaging and boxed up. We don’t sell anything that’s loose anymore. If we sell stuffed animals, most of those are either brand new or like new so they can be given as gifts,” said Becky Lytle, spokeswoman for Goodwill of Eastern North Carolina.