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January 2008

St. Joseph Social Services Center Receives Over 100 Second Chance Toys

P1010002Second Chance Toys donated over 100 toys to St. Joseph Social Service Center which since 1983 has served the materially poor and homeless community of greater Elizabeth, NJ. The toys are expected to bring some cheer to the many children supported by the center. Receiving the toys from Sasha Lipton (right), founder of Second Chance Toys is Sister Jacinta Fernandez (left) representing the leadership of the center. 

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1-800-GOT-JUNK? Provides Pick-up and Delivery of Toys Collected at Investors Savings Bank Branches

P1010001_3To us, your gently used toys are certainly not junk!!Demonstrating dedication to community service and the Second Chance Toys mission of rescuing and recycling plastic toys, 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, jumped in to help transport toys collected from several branches of Investors Savings Bank. By bringing together the community and local businesses, the vision of Second Chance Toys becoming a national organization is getting closer to reality. To learn more about 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, go to To find an Investors Savings Bank branch near you, go to And to learn more about how you, your community or business can get involved in supporting us in our efforts to rescue and recycle a greater number of plastic toys for needy children, please contact us at

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1-800-GOT-JUNK? Helps Second Chance Toys Rescue Plastic Toys That Are NOT Junk

Got_junk1-800-GOT-JUNK? will be assisting Second Chance Toys in rescuing plastic toys by not only donating those they collect but also in providing pick-up and transportation services from the growing number of plastic toy drop-off locations being established.

1-800-GOT-JUNK? is pioneering an industry that is helping people de-clutter and live cleaner, better lives. Whether it’s an old sofa or old lawn furniture in the garage, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? removes it for you. Founded in 1989, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has more than 300 franchise locations in North America, Australia and the United Kingdom. For more information on their services, call 1-800-468-5865 or go to

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ATTENTION SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS: Help Make Second Chance Toys Part of Earth Week 2008 Activities

EarthweekIn order to help build a groundswell of support and involvement around the Second Chance Toys mission of rescuing and refurbishing plastic toys for needy children, we're looking for schools, community and religious groups around the country to incorporate this plastic toy recycling initiative into their activities to commemorate Earth Week 2008 observances (April 18 - April 27). PLEASE help us bring Second Chance Toys to more communities throughout the state and the U.S. There are a ton of plastic toys to be saved from the landfills and an equal number of children in need of toys. The life lessons kids can learn from their participation are numerous and include a better understanding of the importance in protecting our environment and giving of themselves to help children in need. If you are interested in creating a program similar to the model programs already created (Click Here) please contact us at so we can help in any way possible.

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