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June 2018

Toy Tales: Giving Comfort and Expressing Feelings

Our ongoing series of #ToyTales goes beyond the day of toy drop-off and takes a look at how donated toys change the lives and outlook of those who receive them. Today's Toy Tales is about Freedom House/Barrier Free Living NYC, a fully accessable domestic abuse shelter for families and individuals.

Recycling Centers and Green Teams are Key to Earth Month Collections

Our recent outreach has resulted in more recycling centers and green teams stepping up to conduct gently used plastic toy collections! Fair Lawn Recycling Center and the River Edge Green Team have been collecting for years and serve as proven model programs that keep thousands of toys out of our landfills and allow us to reach many more children. Because of the strength of these programs, we are now beginning to attract interest from other towns. And why not?  The benefits are real, and there is no reason why toys should be tossed, when so many children go without them.  

Rose & Rex Offers Ongoing Support

Rose & Rex is thrilled to have worked in partnership with Second Chance Toys for the past two years. As a teacher founded and curated brand, we believe that play is the single most important developmental tool young children have. Play is a right, not a luxury. All children should have the opportunity to play in a healthy world, which is why we are so committed to Second Chance Toys’ mission to provide toys to children in need and reduce plastic waste.

Viacom Volunteers Prepare 1,000 Toys for Donation

Once again, Second Chance Toys benefitted from Viacommunity Day, a day in which Viacom volunteers all over the globe perform community service. On April 20th, a team of 30 volunteers headed to Fair Lawn Recycling Center in New Jersey, where 1,000 toys had been collected for Second Chance Toys and were waiting to be cleaned and donated to children in need.

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