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December 2007

Second Chance Toys of Pennsylvania Started by Local Brother-Sister Team Contributes Toys to Bucks County Chapter of Head Start

Sct5_2Second Chance Toys of Pennsylvania, started by Doylestown-based high school junior Kyle Scott and his sister Cara Scott, distributed over 50 toys today for children at the Bucks County Chapter of Head Start in Morrisville, PA. Receiving the rescued and refurbished toys were 26 delighted children between the ages of 3 and 5 served at the Morrisville Head Start facility led by Director, Marcia Straka. Sharing the toys with the children are Cara Scott (left) and Kyle Scott (right). To donate plastic toys to Second Chance Toys of Pennsylvania, please call 215-990-8615 or email

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L.A. Spencer Elementary School in Newark Receives Second Chance Toys

Final_2Mindy Schwartz (left) of the L.A. Spencer Elementary School in Newark, NJ receives a collection of Second Chance Toys from Sasha Lipton, for 2 classes of special needs children.

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Second Chance Toys Brings the Spirit of Christmas to Newark Children

FinalToys, toys, toys! This is what several children at the Newark Housing Authority's Belle Mead facility will be experiencing for the holidays. Receiving a donation of over 125 Second Chance Toys for the children at the Belle Mead residence in Newark, NJ are Katrice Gillespie (right) and Samuel Sykes, who contacted Second Chance Toys in order to help make a difference for the kids in their community, many of whom were going to be without toys for the holidays.

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Westfield Pediatric Dental Group Takes Up A Collection for Second Chance Toys

Westfield_dental_selectAs part of an effort to give back to the community, Westfield Pediatric Dental Group, located in Westfield, NJ, held a drive to collect gently used toys from its patients. An overwhelming response resulted in over 100 toys being collected for Second Chance Toys. Sasha Lipton, Founder of Second Chance Toys, presents Dr. Timothy McCabe of the Westfield Pediatric Dental Group with a certificate of appreciation.

Head Start Receives 100 Second Chance Toys for Perth Amboy Center

P1010007Members of the Head Start team load up Second Chance Toys for distribution to children ages 3 - 5 in their Perth Amboy Center. The effort was coordinated by Karen Boateng of the Community Development Institute.

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Sasha Lipton Receives Resolution from Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders

Sasha_liptonThe Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Union in New Jersey presented Sasha Lipton, founder of Second Chance Toys, with a Resolution in recognition of her efforts. They congratulated Sasha for her dedication to helping others in conjunction with a donation of 125 Second Chance Toys to the Union County Toy Drive. Gathering to present the Resolution to Sasha at the Union County Administration building in Elizabeth, NJ along with the donation of Second Chance Toys are (from left to right) Mary Krech, Toy Drive Coordinator, Union County Department of Human Services, Bette Jane Kowalski, Chairwoman of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Sasha Lipton (holding the offical Resolution), and Angel G. Estrada, Vice Chairman of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Sasha received the formal Resolution following an official dedication in the Board room at the Freeholders meeting.

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