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February 2008

Sasha Lipton Selected as Distinguished Finalist in The 2008 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Spiritcommunity_logoSasha Lipton, founder of Second Chance Toys, was selected to receive a bronze Distinguished Finalist medallion in the 2008 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for recognition of outstanding volunteer work. As part of her community service work, Sasha has also qualified for the President's Volunteer Service Award on behalf of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation.

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Head Start Receives Another Colorful Donation of Second Chance Toys

P1010003Members of the Head Start team are at it again loading up more than 100 Second Chance Toys for distribution to children ages 3 - 5 throughout their Middlesex County childcare centers. The toy distribution effort, which was once again coordinated by Karen Boateng (right) of the Community Development Institute, will bring miles of smiles and interactive play to the hundreds of children served by the organization.

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Second Chance Toys Reaches Out Internationally to Children of Honduras

Hh1Hh2_2                                                                                 Second Chance Toys teams up with Helping Honduras Inc. ( to donate over 200 plastic toys to the needy children of Honduras. Sasha Lipton (left) shows Juan Pablo Cardenas, founder of Helping Honduras, some of the many toys collected for his organization before loading them up for delivery to their Union City, NJ headquarters.

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Second Chance Toys Forms Distinguished Board of Advisors

As a means to cultivate insights and guide our ideas to achieve our vision, Second Chance Toys has formed an Advisory Board of distinguished professionals. Members include:

  • Dale Bornstein, Partner/Director, Global Practices, Ketchum
  • Leslie Leventman, Executive Vice President, MTV Networks
  • Craig Scott, President & CEO, TargetRx
  • Jerry Shereshewsky, CEO,
  • Bronna Lipton, Spanish Teacher, Scotch Plains– Fanwood Public Schools
  • Shelly Lipton, Chief Marketing Officer,