To Our Community

To Our Community:

Words cannot express our absolute gratitude to each and every one of you for being on this incredible journey with us. You have trusted us with your baby’s play and development - something we have never taken lightly. We have loved each and every interaction with you all - most especially seeing the adorable photos of your beautiful little ones playing with our toys. 

As most of you know, the idea for Toy Exchange Club started when we experienced concern for the plastics being used in our baby’s toys. We began to explore wooden Montessori toys as an alternative and saw how quickly little ones move through toys when they are geared toward skill development. We then realized being able to rent and return toys would be not only be good for the planet, but also lead to a clutter-free home. So was born Toy Exchange Club. 

Over the last four years, we have learned many lessons. Some were hard lessons and some were beautiful lessons. The most inspiring was just how many families felt pride in making a consumer choice which would have a positive impact on the planet. The immense level of support you’ve given us has been astounding and humbling. We have always spoken internally about the uniqueness of our members - you are such a kind and beautiful group of people. 

Our mission is to revolutionize the way we consume short-term use products by helping families do more with less stuff. Your support over the last four years has motivated us to amplify this impact even further. 

The decision to evolve Toy Exchange Club has been difficult (it’s been our second baby!), but also because we understand that this is a service our members depend on. Below we have outlined a plan which we hope helps our members as we transition out of our toy rental service. 

So, while our hearts are heavy, we are also filled with excitement for the next chapter. 

Thank you again.

Much love and gratitude,

The Carissa’s. 

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” — Semisonic