Tear for the Children, LLC

Tear for the Children is a online store offering the best toys for kids, games, and natural hand crafts with a strong focus on children's charity.

Selling Crafts, Games, and Toys... We were looking for a way to give back to the world. Starting an online business that helped children in need seemed like a good start.

Operating as usual


We are officially joining The Sami Show " Fall Marketplace" at Dell Diamond Round Rock, TX . Check out our booth #523. We have new handmade items for fall.

Timeline photos 08/08/2014

Our June of 2014 outreach to Bantayan Island, Philippines, to help families rebuild their homes after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) destroyed them was a terrific SUCCESS!!! Read more about this on our Official News Page under the JUNE 2014 heading:


Timeline photos 09/30/2013


Tear for the Children is an online retail store with a strong focus on children charities. We are giving 50% of our profit to children's charities.

We try to offer only the best toys for kids selling children's toys, board games and natural hand crafts. Enjoy our selection of Melissa & Doug Toys, Rio Grande Games, LEGO, Star Wars, DC Comics, Lord of the Rings and more.

We also have Djembe Drum for sale hand carved in Ghana, Africa, hand made angel ornaments from the mountains of the Northern Philippine Islands, glass pillar candle holders encrusted with skeletal leaves and natural wildlife scenes, wood inlay wall art crafted by a small village in Vietnam recycled from hardwood scraps from a furniture factory, and other organic natural hand crafts from around the world. Don't forget to suggest a charity!

Rio Grande Games 09/29/2013


Our inventory of board and card games by Rio Grande Games.

This inventory represents hours spent on board game review sites to come up with the top 54 games published by Rio Grande. ALL of these games have very high ratings. Once you get a taste of these addictive games, your old stand-by like Monopoly or Scrabble may be collecting a lot of dust on your shelf ;)

Star Wars Toys 09/29/2013


Our inventory of Hasbro Star Wars toys...

LEGO Toys 09/29/2013


Sorry for the brief inventory, LEGO has informed me that my business is "too charitable" to fit their business partner profile so I was forced to pick up this meager inventory from a 3rd party distributor... Maybe they will change their minds in the future. If not, the surprisingly small profit margin I'm making on these won't be worth ordering more inventory.

Melissa & Doug Toys 09/29/2013

This is our Melissa & Doug inventory...

Ornamental Angels 09/29/2013


Enjoy our selection of 74 unique ornamental free-standing and hanging angels hand made in the mountains of Baguio City, north of Manila in the Philippine Islands. Many different materials are used in the crafting ranging from natural organic materials such as leaves, grass, wood, roots, pinecones, stone, feathers, to processed materials such as beads, wire, fabric, paper, sequins, and cracked glass.

Hand Crafted in the mountains of the Northern Philippine Islands.

Glass Candle Holders 09/29/2013


These are hand decorated with real fossilized leaves and nature scenes made of glass chips, resin, and beads.

Encrusted with skeletal leaves and nature scenes

Djembe Drums 09/29/2013

Hand carved by natives in Ghana, Africa.

Wood Inlay Wall Art 09/29/2013

Hand crafted in the jungles of Vietnam

Tear for the Children, LLC posted a status update on Manta 09/27/2013

Tear for the Children, LLC posted a status update on Manta

Finally! All of the craft items we've collected from around the world are on the web site and ready for sale. Let's help bring a smile to a child in need together! I hope you enjoy our selection of natural hand crafts, board games and children's toys. Don't forget to suggest a charity if you have a specific children's charity in mind that you would like to see us support.

Tear for the Children, LLC posted a status update on Manta See this status update and more from Tear for the Children, LLC.

tearforthechildren.com 02/18/2011

Tear for the Children, LLC

100 professional djembe drums from Ghana are on the way!! All naturally made with native hardwood, goat skins and plant-based dyes. I expect I'll get them on the http://tearforthechildren.com website by the end of March.

tearforthechildren.com Thank you for visiting our site :) Tear for the Children, LLC, is a small family-run business in Round Rock Texas. We are going live today, February 10, with a selection of Melissa & Doug toys priced under retail.


UPS truck arriving today!!!


If you've ever converted a shipping order to an inventory spreadsheet, downloaded images and descriptions and then programmed each item into an ecommerce site... you'll understand my pain. Its been a long night!


A truck full of Melissa & Doug toys is on the way, woo hooo! My garage is about to fill up. We've got half the garage dedicated to inventory and my work bench is ready to tackle shipping prep and staining/finishing my wood craft items.

Other items are coming on ships from around the world as we build our wood craft, handbags and accessory inventory. These will take a couple months to arrive.

Food, entertainment and toys for some children in a Philippine orphanage 01/29/2011

Food, entertainment and toys for some children in a Philippine orphanage


...ordering initial inventory, finalizing website, getting ready to go LIVE!!!


Our updated product list (as of summer, 2013) includes the below categories:

Charity Bucket
Natural Handcrafts
Angel Ornaments
Djembe Drums
Glass Candleware
Wood Inlay Art
Board Games
DC Universe
Lord of the Rings
Star Wars
Melissa & Doug Toys
Arts & Crafts
Classic Toys
Crayons & Coloring
Food Play
Magnetic Dress-up Playsets
Stamp Sets
Sticker Fun
Trains & Vehicles
Rio Grande Games
Carcassonne & expansions
Dominion & expansions
Power Grid & expansions
Star Wars
Class I Fleet Vehicles
Class II Attack Vehicles



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