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May 2008

Second Chance Toys Donates to Helping Honduras

P1010005Just in time for their May shipment of toys to Honduras, Second Chance Toys funneled several collections of toys to Helping Honduras. Helping Honduras received a total of 550 toys from the Girl Scouts of Brayton School in Summit, NJ, Roots and Wings Family Daycare Center in Skillman, NJ and from donations given directly to Second Chance Toys by individuals. The toys will be distributed by officials in Honduras to the needy, hospitals and schools. We are very happy to help Juan Pablo Cardenas and his crew of hard working volunteers that work hard to help their country. For more information on Helping Honduras go to

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Daycare Center Closes and Donates to Second Chance Toys

Dscn4602The Roots and Wings Family Daycare Center in Skillman, NJ is closing and needed to find a home for 200 toys. They contacted Second Chance Toys and were very happy to find a way to put these toys to good use. These toys, including some large plastic playground toys and two large plastic houses were all part of the donation that went to Helping Honduras. The large playground toys will be used at schools and community centers that help the poor.

Girl Scouts of Brayton Brighten Our Day!!

The Girl Scouts at Brayton School held a Second Chance Toys collection at their school on May 3rd. They worked very hard to collect, clean and tag 200 toys with Second Chance Toys hang tags. Coordinated by Sara Kaplan, the girls and their parents were happy to take part in a really meaningful program that not only helped children less fortunate than they, but one that would help the environment too! It was a great way to learn to reuse and recycle. Their toys are being shipped to Honduras to help children all over the country.

The Goddard School in Sparta, NJ Donates Toys to Branchville Head Start

P1010042The Goddard School in Sparta, NJ in cooperation with Second Chance Toys conducted a toy rescue and recycling program led by the PTO. Over 145 toys were collected and donated to the Branchville Head Start.

Brownies of Amsterdam Elementary School Troop 35 Rescue & Donate Second Chance Toys

734787147208_0_bgThe Brownies of Amsterdam Elementary School Troop 35 collected approximately 250 toys from many generous people in the community.

Chelsea, Julie, Taylor, Isabella, Ann Marie, Jessica, Jenna, Angela, Christina, Cara, and Riya spent part of a meeting decorating a toy collection box and creating a poster for the Toy Rescue Drive.  For the poster, Co-Op Leader Claudia Ganas helped each girl trace their hand and titled it “The Earth is in Our Hands”.  They placed the flyer to collect clean, gently used toys in the center of their poster.  They also sent a flyer home with all students in their school. For the next two weeks they watched their toy collection box overflow in the entry way of their school.     

The photo with some of the brownies was taken after only the first week of the troops toy rescue efforts. The teachers from the Somerset County Head Start programs at 3 different schools will get first pick of the toys for their classrooms. The remaining toys will go to low income families in the local community. "Great job girls and great program Second Chance Toys" noted the Co-Op Troop Leader, Alisa Ugalde, who organized the program.