Q: Years ago I donated many valuable toys and games to various charities. Is there any way to get these sentimental items back?
A: Once things are given away, you can’t get them back. Charities usually sell the items at resale shops and use the money to support their programs. Toys in good condition may have also been distributed to children in need. You could have taken a tax deduction for the value of the toys at the time you donated them, but now you can be happy that your donation helped the charities you chose.