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Nearly 10,000 Plastic Toys Rescued and Donated to Organizations Serving Children in Need

Thanks to all our friends and partners from the community, Second Chance Toys rescued and donated nearly 10,000 toys for children in need this holiday season. Together we are truly helping to make a difference in the lives of others as well as our planet earth. Visit us again in March 2010 for more information about our Earth Week toy drive.

Students Learn About Giving At a Young Age

Mendham The Mendham Cooperative Nursery School conducted its second annual Second Chance Toy drive in December 2009.  The small preschool in Mendham, New Jersey has a big heart and a history of giving back to the community.  It collected over 70 gently used plastic toys, which will be sent to children in Honduras.  What a great way, especially during the holidays, for the school’s little ones to learn about recycling and giving to other children.

Junior Girl Scout Troop in Elmwood Park, Illinois Collects Hundreds Plastic Toys for YMCA

Junior Girl Scout troop 42724 out of St. Celestine School in Elmwood Park, Illinois are pictured here organizing the hundreds of gently used plastic toys that they collected for the Austin YMCA in the Chicago area. The YMCA was so grateful for the wonderful toys that made the holidays brighter for so many children!! Members of the troop include Judi Aldape, Hayley Ashby, Elizabeth Ptack, Jessica Lococo, Arlisse Lim, Samantha and Laruen Hiatt-Wilson, and Erika Balce.
 
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Newcomers-Encore Club of Millburn-Short Hills Hits the Jackpot with Their Community Outreach Initiative

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Members of the Newcomers-Encore Club of Millburn-Short Hills collected toys as part of their December Community Outreach initiative. Six carloads were dropped off at the Millburn branch of Investors Savings Bank for distribution this week to disadvantaged children in nearby communities. 

Second Chance Toys Hits Major Milestone Rescuing Over 30,000 Plastic Toys

30000 Following the start of the 2009 annual holiday toy drive throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and New York City, Second Chance Toys has exceeded the 30,000 mark in the number of plastic toys rescued and donated to deserving children. Collections are still underway (through December 9, 2009), so help make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children while working to keep these toys out of our landfills. See home page for a list of drop-off locations. 

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Trinidad Head Start Readies for December 21st Toy Distribution

Trinidad1 Trinidad3 Parents and staff of Trinidad Head Start joined Second Chance Toys and 1-800-GOT-JUNK? personnel in unloading hundreds of toys for the youngsters in the center.  This will be the third year of collaboration between the great folks at Trinidad and Second Chance Toys of PA.  We love you.  Happy holidays!

Feltonville Head Start Stocks Up on Second Chance Toys

Feltonville2 The teachers and staff at Feltonville Head Start on Rising Sun Boulevard in Philadelphia helped Second Chance Toys and 1-800-GOT-JUNK? personnel unload hundreds of great toys for the kids.  The toys will be distributed during the week before Christmas.  Ho! Ho! Ho!

Logan Head Start Receives a Timely Gift from Second Chance Toys of PA

Logan1 Logan2 For those who may not know, the wonderful Logan Head Start location on Lindley Ave. burnt to the ground earlier this year. Now temporarily relocated in Our Lady of Hope Church in North Philadelphia, the wonderful teachers, kids and families have stayed together but need our help. Second Chance Toys delivered loads and loads of great toys to the more than 80 children at the center, which will help make the holiday season a little brighter.

Bucks County Head Start Receives More Toys for Kids at Nine Centers

BucksCounty1 Second Chance Toys of PA delivered hundreds of toys to the headquarters of Bucks County Head Start in Morrisville, PA.  This center is the hub of the 9 Head Start locations in the county.  Toys will now be distributed to the other Bucks County locations, so the kids can receive holiday gifts just in time!

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