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January 2010

Planning Underway for Collection of Gently Used Plastic Toys for Earth Week 2010

Earth_3 Looking to break new records and exceed the 50,000 plastic toys rescued and donated, Second Chance Toys is gearing up for Earth Week 2010 programs in NY, NJ, PA and IL. Want to help make a difference by reducing waste and beinging huge smile to children in need?? Volunteers and programs needed. Please email us at to get the conversation started.

Har Zion Temple Joins Second Chance Toys of PA for MLK Day Toy Drive

HZT MLK DAY 011810 a021 Hundreds of toys were collected by the hard-working volunteers of Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley, PA on January 18 in celebration of Martin Luther King Day.  The gently used plastic toys were donated to Second Chance Toys of PA for distribution to deserving children throughout our community.  Thanks to all the wonderful people at Har Zion who made this day possible.  Your efforts will make our environment cleaner and many children very happy indeed!  Way to go! 

Second Chance Toys Brings Big Smiles to Local Family

Second Chance Toys brought three families together to make the holidays brighter in Lodi. Pictured are members of the Alberto family receiving toys collected by Chelsea and Brittany Schillizzi and Maria Bellinger (bottom right).

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With 1-800-Got-Junk? On Hand, Who Needs Reindeers!

For several years now, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchisees have been volunteering their manpower, time and trucks to pick up and deliver toys collected all over New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. Many thanks go to New Jersey franchise partners, Drew Trautman, Doug Martin and Jim Barnett, Pennsylvania franchise partner, Eric Blum and New York franchise partner, Cameron Robinson for all their help and hard work. They and their teams picked up, carried, loaded, hauled, and unloaded toys from locations throughout their areas, and delivered over 10,000 toys to numerous organizations that care for children in need. As a result of their volunteered time and energy, thousands of children have received toys for the holidays and during our Earth Week drives! We are sincerely grateful for their support and commitment to helping children and the environment. Pictured below are Drew Trautman, picking up toys collected by students of Evergreen School, Eric Blum, loading up his truck with toys, and Cameron in front of his truck.

It is a sincere pleasure to work with quality people and quality companies like 1-800-GOT-JUNK? We really appreciate it.

Thank you all for your generosity!!!!  
P1010005 New Jersey franchise partner, Drew Trautman
EricBlum Pennsylvania franchise partner, Eric Blum 
Cameron Robinson New York franchise partner, Cameron Robinson