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April 2012

A Happy Birthday Earth Day

Crystal Zak held her first Second Chance Toys Collection this month in honor of Earth Week. She has been working along side her two daughters to collect toys and make a difference. Below, Crystal shares the story behind her own Second Chance Toys mission.

The NYC Team Get Time in the Studio on Fox 5

On the set at Fox 5 Sports (left to right) Chris Canty, NY Giants defensive lineman, Jocelyn Goldberg and her Dad Alan Goldberg who coordinate major toys collections in the Big Apple, and Duke Castiglione, sports anchor for Fox 5.

Kohl's Really Cares!

Kohl's Associate in Action showed their support at the Comcast Center in Philadelphia to celebrate Earth Week. Through the Kohl's Cares program over 6,000 toys were collected and donated to deserving children from Head Starts in the region.

We can't thank Kohl's Cares enough for their dedication to our mission and support with a generous grant to help us continue growing in order to serve more children.

Thanks to Chris Canty for Turning Our Donation Into a Big Apple Event.

Chris Canty of the NY Giants joined the Second Chance Toys including Sasha Lipton (founder) with the NYC team, Jocelyn and Alan Goldberg in a donation of over 500 toys collected at NY Kids Clubs in celebration of Earth Week. Toys were generously transported by our valued supporter, 1-800-Got-Junk?


Just Released: A Second Chance Toys Story


Second Chance Toys now has an amazing video to tell our own ‘Toy Story’ and we're excited to share it with you.

We would like to thank the most talented contributors around the US and the world:

Second Chance Toys Expands to West Coast


The Moms Club of Anaheim, CA will be collecting toys and donating them to Colette’s Children’s Home of Huntington Beach.  Since 1998, Colette’s has provided over 2,000 women and children a safe home and nurturing environment where they obtain compassionate support and services needed to achieve self-sufficiency.  Second Chance Toys is thrilled to be a part of their mission and we thank the Moms Club of Anaheim for all of their effort.

Passaic County Christian Center to Collect Toys for Earth Week

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The Passaic County Christian Center will be collecting toys for Earth Week and donating them to the Passaic County Women’s Outreach Center. The Outreach Center provides services to survivors of domestic violence and will be providing the families of the survivors with the donated toys. Wonderful work, Passaic County Christian Center!

Massachusetts Volunteer Group Donates Toys to Local Family Shelter


The Methuen Mommas will be collecting toys in April and donating them to the Lazarus House Ministries in Lawrence, MA. The Lazarus House helps families and individuals living in poverty become self-sufficient members of the community by offering emergency shelter, food, clothing, and other services. This donation of toys by the Meuthen Mommas is going to make a big difference in the lives of the children in these families. Thanks for volunteering, you are making a difference!