The Toy Library, run by Springvale Service For Children, offers a playful solution to sustainability and reducing waste.

The organisation was recently recognised with a 2023-24 Volunteer Grant. 
The Toy Library – which loans out toys to local children and their families, offers a wide variety of toys, while also saving costs and reducing waste – is possible due to its volunteers, who source, clean, maintain and loan out the toys.
According to Team Leader Tofu: ‘As the Team Leader of Support Services, I'm privileged to oversee programs that enrich our community one being the Toy Library at Springvale Service for Children, which embodies our commitment to fostering our families and inclusion. The program brings smiles to many and strengthens community bonds. We are excited to be named as one of the recipients of a generous grant from Hotham Volunteer Grant. 

‘This grant will support our dedicated volunteers in their efforts to provide local children and families with a wide variety of toys while promoting sustainability. With this grant, we'll invest in resources like shelving, storage, and cleaning materials, making our volunteers' work more efficient and effective.

'We're also grateful to extend a special thank you to our volunteers from Burke and Beyond and The Bridge for their consistent support and positive Their unwavering commitment and warm presence light up our Toy Library every week, infusing our community with delight and positivity.

‘A heartfelt thank you to Greater Dandenong Volunteer Resource Services for connecting us with these remarkable individuals and organisations. Together, we're creating something truly special,’ said Tofu. 
Congratulations to Springvale Service For Children’s Toy Library and all your hard-working volunteers.