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May 2017

Earth Month 2017 Yields over 8,000 Toys!

Why is Buzz Lightyear smiling? Because thousands of his plastic toy friends were saved from landfills this Earth Month!!

Evergreen School Does It Again!

In spite of the downpour, the kids and parents at Evergreen School rallied and collected over 300 toys in just a little more than an hour. The toys were cleaned, batteries were changed and these colorful plastic gems looked as good as new!! On hand were our friends from 1-800-GOT-JUNK? who volunteered their time, manpower and truck to pickup and deliver the toys to Freedom Ministries in Plainfield.

Viacom Team Saves 6,000 Pounds of Plastic from Landfill!

It was a beautiful sunny day and 27 volunteers for Viacommunity Day, Viacom's day of service, descended upon Fairlawn Recycling Center in NJ, where gently used plastic toys are collected for Second Chance Toys throughout the year.

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Why Support SCT and Its Mission: Cadence & Cause Chimes In

There are so many decisions when it comes to choosing how to donate your hard-earned money. For me, personally, there’s an additional layer of thought and calculation that comes with it. Our organization has to be extremely picky with our charitable partners, making sure that they’re both fiscally responsible and making real, tangible impact.

Shout Out to The Kidz Bop Kids!!

Thanks to all the Kidz Bop Kids for such an amazing video in celebration of Earth Week.


Tips for Running a Successful School Collection

McGinn Elementary is in Scotch Plains, NJ, with approximately 500 students from K-4th grade.  Our PTA feels lucky to have partnered with Second Chance Toys this school year as they coordinated a partnership between our school community and a local community organization that was in need of toys. We have had two successful drives this school year, collecting over 800 toys for the holidays in December and over 600 in celebration of Earth Day.  

Toy Companies Get In On Earth Month Donations

Toys are often donated after they've spent time being loved in the home. This Earth Month we were lucky to receive donations from two wonderful toy companies. The first was from Learning Express, a chain of toy stores offering educational and creative playthings for children. The second was from Melissa & Doug, whose toys help children imagine, discover and create. Thanks to both companies for thinking of us!