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Five Cartridge World Stores will be collecting toys from through December 1 to benefit the Chicago YMCA for distribution to needy families.

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Second Chance Toys is bringing the joy of the holidays to over 1,000 homeless children with its first Thanksgiving toy drive on New York’s Upper East Side.  Proceeds will be donated to Homes for the Homeless serving over 500 homeless families each day at four locations throughout the city.  Homes for the Homeless is the nation's largest provider of residential, education and employment training centers.  Jocelyn Goldberg, 13-year old behind Second Chance Toys of NYC, recruited classmates from her school and their families to run drives at each of their own apartment buildings in the neighborhood.  Jocelyn says, “ I am thrilled to bring cheer to less privileged families and to do something special that will put the “giving” back into Thanksgiving.  I know plastic toys eventually find their way into landfills.  Recycling is good for the environment and it helps preserve our planet.”  To find a new home for your gently used plastic toys, contact Jocelyn at JocelynSCT@nyc.rr.com.

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S.H.I.E.L.D. (Students Helping in Education Leadership and Diversity), a program of Psi Sigma Phi Multicultural Fraternity, is spearheading a Second Chance Toys collection at University Academy Charter High School in Jersey City, NJ.
The principles of the group are to provide service to the community, promote leadership development in young males, to promote cultural awareness of themselves as well as their peers and to better prepare for life after high school. They group plans to donate the toys in the following Thanksgiving to the Head Start program in Jersey City.
For any further information about S.H.I.E.L.D. program, please email the faculty adviser to the group, Angel Cora: phiman71@hotmail.com.

 

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Grandparents.com, the place for today’s new generation of active, involved grandparents has made a generous donation of creative sevices as well as plastic toys. The premier online destination, Grandparents.com is where grandparents can find thousands of great kid-friendly places and activities, deals and discounts, expert advice on relationships, personal finance, gift buying and more. Free membership, including a weekly newsletter with featured site content is available at www.grandparents.com. Check it out!

Give_thanks Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season as we prepare to give special gifts for our loved ones. This holiday season will be greatly affected by the uncertainty of our economy and many organizations serving needy children will have fewer toys available for them.
 
The New Jersey Children’s Museum will be hosting another toy collection program with Second Chance Toys whereby families can bring to the museum a gently used, plastic toy in good condition. In return, they will be given a FREE return pass for a future visit!
 
Toys will be collected from November 1 through November 30. Drop off times will be weekdays 1pm-5pm and weekends 11am-5pm. All toys must be plastic, (no stuffed animals or dolls), must be substantial in size, in good working condition, no small or missing pieces and toys with battery and or electronic devices must be with batteries and working. Not all toys accepted. One pass per family.
 
Join the New Jersey Children’s Museum and Second Chance Toys in teaching our children life lesson around giving of themselves to help others and the importance of protecting the environment.
 
As part of the program, 1-800-GOT-JUNK, will generously donate their services in transporting the collected toys to local organizations serving children in need.
 
Thank you in advance for providing a gift of happiness for needy children.
 
New Jersey Children’s Museum
599 Valley Health Plaza
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-262-2638x10 or visit www.njcm.com

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Laura Levine-Rubin of The Oaks in Boca Raton will be conducting a gently used plastic toy drive on November 11th and 12th in the children’s wing. The toys will be donated on November 13th to the Florence Fuller Child Development Center and the Foster and Adoptive Parents Association.

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Congratulations to the students at Simmons Elementary School in Horsham, PA and Crooked Billet Elementary School in Hatboro, PA for collecting and cleaning literally hundreds of beautiful toys, large and small, to support upcoming Second Chance Toys of PA toy donations. The toys were gathered during an organized toy drive in October and given to Second Chance Toys on Thursday, October 30 in the school cafeteria.  They will be distributed to deserving children in our area in the weeks ahead.  Way to go, kids!!

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An expanded initiative to collect and donate toys for the holidays will be held between December 1st and 9th at all 52 branches of New Jersey based Investors Savings Bank. On December 10th, toys will be transported by 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchisees from the bank branches to organizations throughout the state that serve needy children. Further details and a list of drop-off locations to follow shortly.

Second Chance Toys of PA teamed up with 1-800-GotJunk for a toy drive at Oxford Valley Mall on Saturday, October 11 in preparation for upcoming toy donations to disadvantaged children in the Bucks and Montgomery County areas.  Radio Disney provided the entertainment and a wonderful time was had for dozens of kids and parents who participated.
 
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Kyle Scott, Co-founder of SCT of PA and Eric Blum, Franchise Owner for 1800-GotJunk, man the toy donation table at Oxford Valley Mall.
 
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Kyle Scott and youngster enjoy the festivities at Oxford Valley Mall to benefit Second Chance Toys of PA.

Hundreds of useable plastic toys were collected from participating Investors Savings Bank branches serving as Second Chance Toys drop-off locations to benefit disadvantaged children while helping save the environment.
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Second Chance Toys provided toys to Homefront in Lawrenceville, NJ, an organization that provides children in need with decorated shoe boxes filled with goodies. When they open them up, they will find plastic toys compliments of Second Chance Toys among the gifts.

Today, 100 toys were donated to the Middlesex Economic Opportunities Corporation. There were 51 students in the Perth Amboy facility that were the beneficiaries of the collection, which was donated at our North Brunswick drop off site.

 

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1-800-GOT-JUNK? of Chicago (www.1800gotjunk.com/chicago), a full service hauling company, has offered to donate their time and resources to the Second Chance Toys program at the Good and Green Conference (www.goodandgreen.biz/fun_stuff.php) where Second Chance Toys will collect gently used plastic toys from conference attendees. The toys will remain piled in the rotunda of the Chicago Cultural Center for the duration of the conference as a strong visual reminder of what could have ended up in a local landfill.

 

 

Chris Coleman, general manager of Chicago Downtown for 1-800-GOT-JUNK? states, "Our mission is not only to remove unwanted items but we work to keep as much out of our landfills as possible and recycle to the local community. This is a perfect fit with the goals of Second Chance Toys and the Good and Green Conference and we are happy to help transport the toys to a local organization where they will go to benefit underserved children and their families."

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A load of newly acquired toys from our Investors Savings Bank toy drop off locations was donated today to Families and Communities Together in Mountainside. Kim Castaldo, Community Service Case Manager, distributed the toys among the social workers that service the families and their children.

The Shapiro Center for Early Intervention received a timely donation of 100 Second Chance Toys. Some of the toys remained on site for the children to play with and other toys were given away to the children. Among the most needy recipients was a family of nine children who were ecstatic.

08G&G_Speaking In conjunction with the 2008 Good & Green Marketing Conference, Sasha Lipton, founder of Second Chance Toys, will be speaking about what drew her to launch her green initiative in 2006 to rescue and recycle plastic toys for needy children (www.goodandgreen.biz/bios.php#lipton). As part of the conference program being held in Chicago, IL December 3-4, a plastic toys collection effort will be held, culminating at the Chicago Cultural Center. For more information, visit www.goodandgreen.biz

Today, 100 toys were donated to the Middlesex Economic Opportunities Corporation. There were 51 students in the
Perth Amboy facility that were the beneficiaries of the collection, which was donated at our
North Brunswick drop off site.

Woodmont Woodmont Day Camp in New City, NY and Second Chance Toys teamed up to collect toys for needy children. Nearly 200 toys were rescued and donated to Jewish Family Services of Rockland County.

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