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April 2013

LYSOL® for the Cleanest Toys

Big, small, shiny, colorful, noisy- Second Chance Toys toy donations come in many different exciting forms, but they wouldn’t be quite right without the finishing touch of a disinfectant wipe.

LYSOL® Power & Free™ Multi-Purpose Wipes were donated and shipped by Lysol to our New York City and Philadelphia Earth Week event locations to assist us in the final stage of our donation preparation: cleaning!

1-800-GOT-JUNK? or Santa?

When you see a giant blue and white 1-800-GOT-JUNK? truck driving by, it's often believed that they are simply hauling “junk” from place to place. This past Earth Week was a completely different story.

Viacommunity Day in Times Square

Second Chance Toys partnered with Viacom this Earth Week in celebration of their annual Viacommunity Day. 100 Viacom associates volunteered their time to spend the day sorting, cleaning, and tagging nearly 1,000 toys in Times Square. 

There were balloon artists, face painters, coloring tables, and even a few impromptu dance competitions!

Evergreen & Tamaques Elementary Earth Week Donation

New Jersey elementary students at Evergreen School in Scotch Plains and Tamaques School in Westfield donated over 600 toys to Newark Harmony House for Earth Week. The toys were delivered by our friends at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and were tagged with messages for each recipient making the donation even more special. 

SCT & Viacom Duffy Square Event

Join us for a great NYC event on Friday April 19th from 11am-2pm. Come see NY Giant Steve Weatherford in Times Square (at Duffy Square, between 45th & 47th Streets, Broadway/Seventh Ave right by TKTS) for a big Second Chance Toys Earth Week extravaganza with our friends at Viacom for Viacommunity Day!

Clowns, balloon artists, face painters and other BIG surprises.. and it’s FREE! See you there!

Girl Scouts of Suffolk County Making a Difference

The Girl Scouts of Suffolk County, troops 1228 and 2868, held a gently used plastic toy drive with Second Chance Toys on Saturday, April 6. The girls donated 100 plastic toys and 2 play kitchens in great condition to Long Island Head Start in Huntington, NY. They then sent 2 additional car loads of toys to the Family Service League in Huntington topping off a very successful toy collection. Great job girls!

Kidville NYC Earth Week Collection

The Kidville Earth Week collection locations in the NY metropolitan area can now be found in the Drop-Off Locations section of our website! Start your spring cleaning and bring your gently used plastic toys to a Kidville location near you April 14th-18th. Help us help kids and the environment!