Newtown Youth and Family Services

Birthday Bin

Every child, regardless of personal and financial circumstances, deserves a special birthday.

NYFS would like to help make that happen!

Parents and Guardians who need gifts for a child's birthday can come select a few new toys and/or books from the Birthday questions asked.

Who is eligible?

Everyone! Residents outside of Newtown & Sandy Hook are also welcome!
We provide toys and books for children aged 0 - 14.

When to visit?

The Birthday Bin will be open on the first Friday of the month from 10:00 - 11:30 am and the third Thursday of the month from 5:00 - 7:30 pm. We are also every Saturdays from 8 am - 1 pm. 

If these dates and times do not work for you, please contact Daryl Might to make alternate arrangements at or 203-270-4335.

How to arrange a visit?

To avoid overlap and to make this as comfortable as possible for those participating, we are asking for pre-registration.

If you would like to donate to the Birthday Bin...

NEW and UNOPENED toys and books for children ages 0 - 14 can be dropped off at our office.
We are light on gifts for children over 10 and we'll also take gift cards for celebration supplies, bakeries, grocery stores, etc.

Donations can be dropped off at NYFS; 15 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook.


Another way to donate is through our Amazon Wish List. Items purchased through Amazon will ship directly to our office.

Birthday Bin Wish List