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February 2018

Four Ways Toys Are Vital to Children's Growth, Health and Happiness

Guest post by Sreeya Patil Wiesner​
For kids to get the most from their toys, you have to make a conscious effort to select the best ones for them. This is because toys play an important role in your children’s growth, well-being, and happiness.
1. Improve both gross and fine motor skills

PS 186 in Queens Surpasses Goals

PS 186 in Queens, NY loved working with Second Chance toys again this year and surpassing our collection goals! Our students worked hard to collect and clean over 650 toys to get them ready throughout the collection week. The administration, teachers, and families at our school donated generously to support the kids in our community. Toys went to Cienfuegos Foundation and the Jamaica Children's School (PS 312) both in Queens. We look forward to working together again next year!

Overflowing Donations at Urban Jungle Play

Nothing shows the holiday spirit like giving to others. Urban Jungle Play was honored to partner with Second Chance Toys and Hoboken Jubilee to donate gently used toys to those in need. Parents were thrilled to both get rid of unplayed with items and more importantly teach the lesson of giving to their children. Dozens of toys were collected - over 5 flowing XL trash bags.  We hope this spirit can continue year round!

Cub Scouts Deliver to Local Organization

Thanks to the kids and leaders of Cub Scout Pack 20 in Closter-Demarest​, NJ for their toy collection. Children at the Aposotolic Church in Newark were able to select from the toys to make their holidays brighter!