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December 2014

Exploring New Territories

Take a look at our Drop-Off Locations page—notice anything different? That’s right! Second Chance Toys has expanded our national metro locations.

This holiday season, with the help of some amazing new volunteers, SCT held successful public toy collections in both Boston and Washington D.C.

Old Spice HoliSPRAY Toy Donation Exchange

In a boy's journey to manhood, toys provide laughter, fun and exploration of the world. Building off of the new “Dadsong” ad, Old Spice partnered with Second Chance Toys by bringing attention to the massive quantities of good-as-new children's toys taking up space in garages and attics around the country.

Choka Lyme's 5th Annual Toy Collection

Choka Lyme’s 5th Annual Holiday Toy Collection was a huge success! Their volunteers were able to collect 600 gently used plastic toys and donate them to SCO Family of Services in New York.

Kidville Does It Again!

Our amazing friends at Kidville have blown us away once again!

The participating NY Metro Kidville locations have collected over 1,500 gently used plastic toys for the holidays. All toys were donated by Kidville constituents as well as many other dedicated members of the surrounding community.

3 Trucks Full of Toys!

Our volunteers at Fair Lawn Recycling Center in New Jersey collected 3 truck-loads of toys for the holidays from passionate donors in the surrounding towns. That is over 2,500 toys collected and donated around Bergen, Passaic, and Essex counties-- including 20 gorgeous and much sought after larger toys.

One of the family shelters in Paterson that had received part of the toy donation called us to say thank you;

Evergreen School Success!

Students from Evergreen School in Scotch Plains, NJ helped clean more than 600 toys that they had collected in only one hour!  All of the toys were delivered to organizations in Newark and Elizabeth that same morning by our generous partners at 1-800-GOT-JUNK?.


Introduction to Winter Toy Collections

Like many, the holidays are our favorite and busiest time of the year. This year has been even busier than normal with our founder, Sasha, appearing on Good Morning America Thanksgiving morning, and with our exciting toy drive partnership with Old Spice and Kidville. To everyone who is just discovering and donating to Second Chance Toys™ for the first time, welcome!

Here’s a brief overview of how toy collecting works:

Our Dedicated Friends at OLMC

A big THANK YOU to all of the amazing parents and kids at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Doylestown, PA!  

Year after year you have collected hundreds of beautiful gently used plastic toys so that we are able to donate them to less fortunate children in the local community. An equally big thank you goes out to our Board Member, Craig Scott, for being the local SCT team cheerleader for OLMC toy collections since the beginning.

Kidville & Second Chance Toys Holiday Collection

Once again, our dedicated friends at Kidville have partnered with us to collect gently used plastic toys for children in need!

How You Can Help: 

Bring Your Gently Used Plastic Toys* to Kidville