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Gifts that Give Back: PBS KIDS Toys

For children on your “nice” list this holiday, how about giving gifts that are twice as nice? We’ve partnered with PBS KIDS to offer presents — plush animals, wooden trucks, green toys race cars and wee wear — with a purpose. 100% of the net proceeds PBS KIDS receives from your purchase of these toys supports its mission: building knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity to empower children for success.

Plus, we’re donating 1% of total sales from these toys (up to $25,000) to Whole Kids Foundation®, dedicated to helping kids eat better — and enjoy it!

Check out these gifts for a good cause then pick some up in store the next time you’re doing your shopping.  .

Plush Animals

Orangutans, black bears and penguins bring a zoo of soft fun for animal lovers big and small. They are made of 100% nontoxic materials and contain no PVC or phthalates.

Wee Wear

School little ones on a much-loved throwback. Organic tees and onesies rock the original PBS logo from 1969–1985. They are made in the US by a company that pays fair wages.

Wooden Trucks

Roll, scoot and toot-toot along with colorful kid-sized dump trucks and fire trucks, which were awarded the Parents’ Choice® Approved seal by the Parents’ Choice Foundation. Or take a fun ride with a 13-piece Produce Pick-up Shape Sorter named a Silver Award winner in the 2014 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Children’s Products competition. All are made with nontoxic materials.

Green Toys Race Cars

Spark hours of racing, crashing and stunt-jumping with sturdy, dishwasher-safe toy cars made from recycled milk bottles.

In addition, the Wooden Sandwich Stacker — available in select stores only — was awarded the Parents’ Choice® Approved seal by the Parents’ Choice Foundation.

For more of our favorite gifts, seasonal recipes, tips and how-tos, check out our holiday guide.  

Do you shop for gifts that give back like these PBS KIDS toys? Tell me why it’s important to you.