A few years ago, Beanie Babies were all the rage. I didn’t get into collecting them myself, but I know that there were a few friends of mine that went nuts over collecting them. There were even little plastic things that protected the tag.
I can admit that I sympathize because I collect sports autographs and have plastic things that protect my autographed photos and cards.
Anyway, these Beanie Babies are all but out of style right about now and their value has dropped just as quickly as any stock on the market. There was a time that these little things were sort of a good investment at the time. Their value was going up and times were good. Well just like any collectible, their value sometimes goes in the tank. So, what does one do with these cute animals now that they are no longer a good retirement strategy?
How about donating them to a group called Beanies for Baghdad. Not only do you get the chance to help support a good cause and reuse a toy, you can also give a smile to a child half a world away and provide a soldier with an item of goodwill.
These toys are easier to carry than any other plastic toy, they won’t break and are relatively light as compared with other toys. So, if you have a closet full of these little toys and do not know what to do with them, check out this cause–you will be glad that you did.