We all know that children love novelty and change, and can outgrow toys quickly.   Soon enough families find themselves with a pile of plastic toys their children are no longer interested in.   It’s estimated that 80% of toys are made of plastic, and the vast majority of them in Australia (27 million in fact!) sadly end up in landfill.
To be part of the solution KMCC held its first ever Community Toy Swap on Saturday 16th.  Over 60+ adults and children attended the Centre to exchange toys, connect with neighbours and friends and help the environment.  What wasn’t exchanged was donated to Little Things for Tiny Tots, Somerville Playgroup, Kardinya Toy Library and First Steps PreKindy.
Thank you to our partners City of Melville, Act Belong Commit, & Kardinya Toy Library for supporting this local sustainability event.   Thanks also to the Dads at BKB for creating the hot dogs & chatting to our visitors.
Some of the feedback we received:
– “This is such a great idea!”
– “I’ve been waiting for something like this”.
– “Glad to hear that the things not taken are being donated.”