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January 2018

Incredible Success for First-Time Collection in Blairstown, NJ

A first-time collection in Blairstown, NJ yielded great results-- over 600 toys collected! Donations were gathered through the Blairstown Museum, and spearheaded by volunteer extraordinaire Brianna Miller (pictured). Together with Brianna, a team of volunteers gathered to clean and distribute the toys throughout Warren County. Thank you, Blairstown!

Ridgewood Savings Bank Brings Smiles to Many!

For several years now, Ridgewood Savings Bank has been collaborating with Second Chance Toys to collect for children in NYC. Over the years they have donated hundreds of toys. This holiday, Amral Khan once again coordinated a bank-wide collection. Through the generosity of its employees, Ridgewood Savings Bank was able to donate 300 toys to Cienfuegos Foundation in Queens.

Viacom NY Collects Again and Shines

Year after year, we are so grateful for the efforts of the controllers group at Viacom. Not only do they support our program on Viacommunity Day, but they consistently volunteer their time and effort to hold an internal collection of gently used plastic toys for the holidays.

Looking Back at a Successful 2017!

As a result of the amazing collections conducted by hundreds of volunteers throughout the country, Second Chance Toys was able to coordinate donations of 25,000 toys in 2017. And the volunteer efforts of our partners, 1-800- GOT-JUNK?, make it possible to transport very large collections to multiple organizations. We are so happy to have kept thousands of plastic toys out of landfills that are now helping to inspire children to create, imagine, play and learn.

McGinn Does It Again!!

The student body of McGinn Elementary in Scotch Plains responded overwhelmingly to the call for gently used plastic toys. Thanks to Kelly Sachetti, the PTA moms and the help of fourth graders, they were able to collect, inspect, clean and bag 830 toys within an hour of school bell.