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November 2007

Second Graders Give Second Chance Toys


The entire second grade class at the Irwin Elementary School in East Brunswick collected plastic toys as part of a social studies unit about community and doing good for others. Second Chance Toys helped the class connect with Head Start of Middlesex County and orchestrate a donation. The children donated nearly 100 toys, many of which were their own. Second Chance Toys was on hand to present the class with a Certificate of Appreciation for their hard work in helping other children and the environment. Directors from Head Start had an entire bus load of toys to deliver to the children they serve. 

Second Chance Toys Continues to Check for Recalled Toys

Picture1_2We continue to check rescued toys against lists published by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission at in a continued effort to ensure the toys we collect are acceptable for donation. Any toys resembling those on the list are disposed of through local plastic recycling programs. While the majority of Second Chance Toys rescued are 5 or more years old, we continue to be diligent to ensure the more recent recalled toys are eliminated from any donations.

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Batteries Needed for Rescued Toys

Elkingcell_largeAs Second Chance Toys continues rescuing hundreds of toys for needy children, the need for batteries is growing. Many of the battery operated plastic toys we receive are inoperable for children to enjoy. Please help and let us know of a source for all kinds of batteries to fuel these toys for kids. We are in need of AAA, AA, C and D batteries whether Duracell, Energizer, Eveready or generic. Please contact us at with donations of any kind. Help us bring these toys back to life!!

Your Help is Needed!!!

HelpPlease help Second Chance Toys identify families, schools, students, Girl Scouts, kid's clubs, environmental groups, community organizations or religious groups that are looking to do something good through a great community service project.

There are plenty of toys to be rescued and loads of organizations with children in need of our toys. What we really need is your help in creating the much needed bridge between the toys and the kids. Email everyone you know and let them know about Second Chance Toys!!

Our goal is to encourage others to adopt this wonderful community service program whether it's on a once a year basis or an ongoing program. Please help us spread the word and let us know if you know of others interested in helping save our environment and contribute to needy children.

Thanks in advance for your help in spreading the word with everyone you know!!!!

Together we can really make a difference!

Investors Savings Bank Adds Five Toy Drop-off Locations

Picture1_5Investors Savings Bank (, an independent community bank in New Jersey has opened more of it's doors to help facilitate the collection of Second Chance Toys in the Morris and Essex County areas. The six branches which are accepting toys include Madison, Livingston Plaza, Livingston SBA, Chatham, Denville Commons and Denville Station. For a complete list of location addresses and hours, please go to

Children from the Our Lady of Peace Parish Youth Ministry Make Donations of Second Chance Toys

Dscf0255Children from the Our Lady of Peace Parish Youth Ministry in New Providence, NJ recently collected and cleaned toys for donation to the Division of Youth and Family Services and to St. Anne's Soup Kitchen.

700th Toy Donated to Elizabethport Presbyterian Childcare Center

P1010003Donating the first toys to the new Presbyterian Childcare Center in Elizabethport, NJ is Sasha Lipton (left), founder of Second Chance Toys. This marks the 700th toy donated to date. Receiving the donation is Donna Scott, Child Care Director for the center.

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