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March 2008

Lower Academy of Elizabeth High School Conducts Rescue Initiative with Second Chance Toys

Elizabeth_3In recognition of Earth Week 2008, the Lower Academy of Elizabeth High School in New Jersey launched a plastic toy rescue and recycling program to benefit St. Joseph Social Service Center, which since 1983 has served the materially poor and homeless community of greater Elizabeth, NJ.

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Sasha Lipton Gets The Spotlight at Governer Livingston High School

Glnews2_2Sasha Lipton, founder of Second Chance Toys, receives the Student Spotlight in the April issue of The Highlander, the Governer Livingston High School newspaper. Recognized for her community leadership, Sasha indicated that seeing the smiling faces of the children receiving the rescued plastic toys is the ultimate satisfaction.

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Evergreen Elementary School PTA in Scotch Plains Plans Earth Day Toy Rescue Effort

Picture1_2The Evergreen Elementary School PTA in Scotch Plains, NJ will be working with Second Chance Toys to collect and donate plastic toys during Earth Day (April 22, 2008). As part of this initiative, the students will be including personalized messages on special hang tags which will be placed on the toys. The toys will be donated to the Union County Department of Social Services which serves 3,000 families in the area.

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Elizabethport Tutorial Program Receives Second Chance Toys

Picture1_3A collection of Second Chance Toys was donated to the Elizabethport Tutorial Program held at the Central Presbyterian Church in Summit, NJ.  Accepting the toys from Sasha Lipton, founder of Second Chance Toys (standing second from left) are Pat Reed program supervisor (sitting), Latoya Otis, head counselor (standing left), and counselors Jameela Abdus-Salaam (second from right) and Tywon Robinson (right). The toys were distributed to the entire group of students attenting the weekly tutorial program.

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Paramus, New Jersey Public Schools Team Up with Second Chance Toys in Recognition of Earth Week 2008

ParamuswelFour public elementary schools in the community of Paramus, New Jersey will be doing their part this April to help save the environment while providing a gift of happiness for needy children. As part of Earth Week 2008 observances, the Memorial, Midland, Parkway, and Ridge Ranch schools will be collecting clean, gently used plastic toys. Combined with lessons on the importance of recycling and doing good, this initiative will help contribute to keeping these toys out of our landfills. The rescued and recycled toys will be donated to organizations serving disadvantaged children throughout Bergen County, New Jersey. 

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The New Jersey Children's Museum to Celebrate Earth Day with Second Chance Toys

Logo2The New Jersey Children's Museum will host "Celebrate Earth Day" the weekend of April 19 & 20. As part of the planned activities, the museum has teamed up with Second Chance Toys and will be accepting clean, gently used plastic toys from April 1 to April 30th and in return we will give a return pass for a future visit! During the "Celebrate Earth Day" weekend children will learn about the three R's- Reuse, Recycle, and Reduce. There will be a day full of activities that will teach children to help our environment and save the planet. The museum will be making crafts out of recycled objects. Other activities related to the event will include reading children's stories about the three R's, tips on how to Go Green at any age, and many more activities. To learn more about the New Jersey Children's Museum, please visit or contact the museum at

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