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October 2007

Sasha Lipton, Founder of Second Chance Toys, Honored for Distinguished Achievement in Community Service

Pru_spirit_3 Spiritcommunity_logo_2 Sasha Lipton was named the Governor Livingston High School Volunteer of the Year in The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. Sponsored by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the awards recognize outstanding community service by young Americans. Sasha is now eligible for the New Jersey Youth Volunteer of the Year awards. Two State Honorees, one middle level and one high school student, will be named in February. Each will receive a $1,000 award, a silver medallion, and a trip to Washington, D.C., for recognition ceremonies.

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Leaguers Headstart of Newark Receives Second Chance Toys for Distribution to Local Centers

P1010003 The Leaguers Headstart, serving families of preschool children in the Newark, NJ community, received a donation of Second Chance Toys. Accepting the toys on behalf of the organization is Dorece Bishop, Assistant Director of Community Services & Parent Involvement.

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Sisters & Brothers Outreach Ministries Receives a Donation of Second Chance Toys

P1010001A donation of Second Chance Toys was made to the youth of Sisters & Brothers Outreach Ministries, a charitable organization in Elizabeth, NJ. The children from the community broke into joyful song lead by Pastor Sheila Fall (left) joined by Sasha Lipton (right), founder of Second Chance Toys.

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Investors Savings Bank Serves as Drop-off Location for Second Chance Toys

Investors Savings Bank (, an independent community bank in New Jersey has opened it's doors to help facilitate the collection of Second Chance Toys in the Morris County area. Denvillepic The Denville branch, located at 276 E Main Street, Suite 3 (in the CVS Shopping Center), has been serving as a facility to collect toys from bank employess, area customers and local community residents.

Through the initiative of Ms. Carrie Caruso, Branch Manager, dozens of toys have already been rescued. Ms. Caruso, who first learned about Second Chance Toys through a story in the Daily Record.pdf, wanted to help make a contribution to SCT's environmental and child-related efforts.

P1010001Standing with a recent collection of toys ready for pick-up at the Denville branch of Investors Savings Bank is Carrie Caruso. For more information on drop-off hours, please email or contact the Denville branch at 973-983-0594.

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