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December 2011

First Friends of River Vale Donate Hundreds of Toys

Family and Friends Receiving Toys

Children at School with Toys donated by Second Chance Toys

Car with toys

This year the River Vale, NJ First Friends Tuesday 1-2 year old and Friday 4-5 year old, Mommy and Me group decided to run a toy drive. The moms made the donating process a great learning experience and taught their little ones how to make a difference in another child’s life that is less fortunate. The First Friends Friday’s 4-5 year old group, Tuesday’s 1-2 years old group and some people from their community donated a total of 355 gently used toys of their own or purchased new toys to make another child smile and BELIEVE in magical holidays. It took 5 cars to deliver 355 toys to Bergen Childcare Development Head Start program and a local Church in Hackensack, NJ. The children learned how to make another child’s holiday extra magical. Thanks to Second Chance Toys for connecting the group to the Head Start program and the Church in Hackensack, NJ.

Choka Lyme Holds Second Annual Second Chance Toys Drive to Benefit SCO Family Services

Second Chance Toys

It gives us great pleasure to be part of Second Chance Toys. Our second annual toy drive was a great success. Our donations were sent to SCO Family Services. It is so touching to see how many people reached out to help those in need. Choka Lyme would like to thank all participants for their efforts, as we put smiles on the face of children for the holiday season. Thank you Second Chance Toys for making this possible, and letting us be part of your family.

Girl Scout Troop Learns Through Experience...The Rewards of Giving

Girl Scout Daisy Troop with Toys

Girl Scout Daisy Troop #2307 of Riverhead has really worked hard over the past couple of weeks organizing, and cleaning used toys. The troop which consists of 12 girls in Kindergarten and 1st grade have donated over 75 used toys to Long Island Child and Development Services Inc. a private, non-profit organization which has several Headstart locations throughout Suffolk County. The toys were donated to the Southampton Headstart in Riverside, NY. The Headstart center has a population of 104 students from low-income families. The toy donation has given the girls a great experience. They have learned to recycle, give back to there local community, and help bring a smile to child who is less fortunate.

Thanks Second Chance Toys!!!

This is What It's All About...Bringing on Smiles!

Good Afternoon Second Chance Toys,

On behalf of the children at Harmony House Early Learning Center, I wish to express our sincere gratitude for your continued generosity in making every holiday season a memorable one for our children and their families. We pray for abundant blessings on you for putting a smile on the faces of our children. We will always remain grateful for your kind gestures. Thank you and remain blessed.

Sister Maurice Liguori Okoroji

Director, HHELC