We all remember returning home from school, hurriedly changing our clothes, and excitedly returning to a familiar basket of what we knew was our birthright – toys. Countless afternoons that were spent with our favourite toys fueled our imagination, developed our communication, and shaped our dreams.
 
Sadly, not every child gets to dress a figurine, hug a teddy bear to sleep, or picture themselves as a pilot or a doctor during their playtime. Their emotions and channels of expression stay limited to the grim limitations of lower-economic backgrounds, and their little hands, instead of holding a toy, ready themselves to manage bigger responsibilities of life.
 
Every child is a life full of emotions and looks for an outlet to manage them, and as simple as they are, they don’t need much to return back to their childhood.
 
Ratna Nidhi’s TOYBOX is just about that. We began by gathering toys for children in Mumbai and nearby rural areas and aim to reach every child who is deprived of the bare minimum, gifting them what is rightfully theirs – a toy box full of joys, ideas, and expressions that allows them to shape up into the happy individuals that they were meant to be.
 
Some facts about underprivileged children in India:
 
● 1 in 4 children of school-going age is out of school in India, with around 99 million children in total who have dropped out of school.
● Out of every 100 children, only 32 children finish their school education
age-appropriately.
● There are 10.13 million child labourers between the ages of 5 and 14 years in India.
● India has 33 million working children between the ages of 5 and 18 years. In parts of the country, more than half the child population is engaged in child labour.
 
What happens to these children?
 
All these children have either lost their childhood or on the verge of losing it. 
 
Ratna Nidhi’s TOYBOX is reaching out to these children in India and aims at filling joy and happiness in their lives by donating toys and games.
 
Till now TOYBOX has spread smiles on the faces of 750 children in Mumbai and Rural Maharashtra.

Ratna Nidhi’s ToyBox

How Ratna Nidhi makes a difference
 
Our role - With 25 years of honest, transparent, and empathetic service, Ratna Nidhi is one of the most trusted charitable trusts in India. It’s a bridge that lets donors like you, elevate the lives of the poorest strata of the society. Showing a firm commitment towards improving the lives of the underprivileged, we have successfully managed to extend support from millions of donors to those who need help the most.
 
How TOYBOX works - Over 3 decades of seamless service wouldn’t have been possible without having a hassle-free system in place for our donors. With around 20,000 pincode reverse pick-up systems in place, we collect donations from across India, that too, at our cost!
 
Do you have used or new toys which you want to donate? Then all you have to do is:
 
● Fill up the form below
● Email us at info@ratnanidhi.org
● Or, give us a call on +91 8530485324
 
And let us take care of the rest!
 
TOYBOX will not ACCEPT
 
TOYBOX is a medium for you to help shape these young minds. We accept all toys that facilitate the same, except the following:
 
● Barbie dolls
● Toy guns or any other violent toy
● Toy swords or any other sharp edge toy
 
It’s time to send your toys and support us to reach out to more children this year.

Or, give us a call on +918530485324

 

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TESTIMONIAL FROM OUR SCHOOLS/COLLEGES

Lourdes High School-Kalyan: “It was really a fabulous experience. Thanks for the service provided. The hospitality and the help provided by you is really commendable. Coordination was superb.”
Gyan Kendra Secondary School: “Thank you very much for organizing this exhibition on such a large scale. It will help our students to acquire more information and will help to inculcate that love of books which is soon diminishing. God bless all of you for this great job.”
Sant Ghadge Maharaj Ashram School: “It was a wonderful project. We got medical books which would be very useful to our students as well as our faculty. Thank you for inviting us and making us a part of this huge initiative."
Shailesh Ganpat, Narayan College: “Exhibition was really good. It is a great way to recycle old books and educate our children even further. Nice work. Keep up the effort.”
Satara High School: “It’s been a very overwhelming experience. Loads of access to rich resources! Thank you. We look forward to many more.”
Anjuman-I-Islam Girls High School: This is a need of our society, school & our children to read good books. Maximum books in this exhibition are really useful for our children.
Metropolitan Institute of Technology & Management: I Would like to thank Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust to arrange such a big exhibition. Many school & college Libraries have taken benefit of the same to enrich their library collection. Best of Luck for Initiative.

  • Suyash Vidyalaya Municipal School

    Bldg #, Ghatkopar E Mumbai 400075 Suyash Vidyalaya Municipal School

    One bicycle, one pair of skating shoes, 3 badminton rackets & 10 Board games

  • Pragat Vidyalaya

    D N Nagar Municipal school, D N Nagar, Andheri 400053 Pragat Vidyalaya

    Board games indoor (10), Orange color table tennis Rackets (2)

  • Fidai Diamond Jubilee

    High school, Swami Vivekanand Rd, Shree Ram Nagar, Andheri (W), Mumbai 400058 Fidai Diamond Jubilee

    Toy Piano (1), Games: 3-6 years (10), Giant Doggy puffed

  • Savitribai Phule Vidyalaya

    Gautam Utkarsh chawl No 85, Opp Ramabai Nagar, Ghatkopar E, Mumbai 400075 Savitribai Phule Vidyalaya

    Board Games Indoors, (10) for 10+ Aqua Guard, Used Notebooks

  • Saraswati Vidyalaya Mandir

    D N Nagar, Ganesh Chowk, Andheri (W), Mumbai 400053 Saraswati Vidyalaya Mandir

    Games , Puzzles, Scrabble for Std IX, and X (9)

  • Padmini Giakwad

    Pre Primary section, Maharashtra Nagar, Mankhurd (E) Padmini Giakwad

    Puzzle, Micheno, Indoor bat ping pong etc (12)

  • MESCO R C Mahim Urdu school

    Lady Jamshedji Road, Mahim (W), Mumbai 400016 MESCO R C Mahim Urdu school

    Puzzles, Chess Game, Monopoly, Business games.

  • Kherwadi Welfare Center

    Parishramalaya, Bandra East Kherwadi Welfare Center

    Wooden pussle shape (9), Assorted kids game (5), Toys cars (5)