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Donate Toys and Games to the Children's Waiting Rooms

Accompanying a parent to the courtroom can be a traumatizing experience for children. That's why CJCJ's Children's Waiting Rooms provide a safe and fun environment for children to play and learn while their parents tend to court business.

Playing trains at one of CJCJ's Children's Waiting Rooms

The waiting rooms provide appropriate, unlicensed childcare services in a positive experience for children, while reducing early exposure to the justice system. They also allow youth to visit regularly with their incarcerated fathers in a child-friendly location. CJCJ's three waiting rooms serve approximately 3,000 children per year.

This holiday season, give the gift of fun and games to children from low and middle income families who spend hours in San Francisco courts waiting for or visiting their parents. The waiting rooms are in need of stimulating board games, art supplies, and interactive toys. Visit the Children's Waiting Rooms' Amazon wish list for specific items to purchase and send directly to the waiting rooms. 

Waiting Room staff member with children receiving donated Christmas presents

All donations are tax deductible. If you make a donation, please send your invoice or a summary of your donation to so we may thank you personally. 

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To donate items via regular mail, send to:

Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
Attn: CWR Donations
40 Boardman Place 
San Francisco, CA 94103

Keywords: Children's Waiting Rooms, donate, San Francisco, wish list

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