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July 2018

Eagle Scout Project Yields 400 Toys!

Michael Jankiewicz, a student at Oak Lawn Community High School, in a suburb of Chicago, was introduced to Second Chance Toys through the Windy City Green Team. They had just come off of a collection themselves, and Michael thought it would represent a great Eagle Scout project for him. He is currently a scout with troop 618 that meets at Trinity Lutheran Church in Oak Lawn. He not only was able to collect a massive amount of toys, but he cleaned them up to be good as new. 

Walsh NY/NJ Region: Building Bridges to the Community

Second Chance Toys is thrilled to be partnering to collect toys with Walsh Construction, one of the largest builders in North America. They are a company that likes to give back to their local communities and they approached Second Chance Toys with the desire to get involved. 

Toy Tales: Donations Inspire Behavioral Changes

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 Ascend Charter Network, where the donated toys provide a mental break for kids, and offer something for them to look forward to during their busy school day:

River Edge Green Team In Action!

We loved seeing this video created by River Edge Green Team from their most recent collection. So fun to see a collection in progress!

Citi Volunteers Make It Happen!

On June 9th, Citi celebrated their Global Community Day, in which employees all over the world are offered opportunities to participate in a day of service. Second Chance Toys was thrilled to be selected this year as a non-profit partner organization.  Sharon Den, Program Manager, Employee Engagement noted, "This was a great activity for our New Jersey-based employees to participate in along with their friends and family. Many of the volunteers brought along their children, who also benefitted firsthand from the life lessons of giving and reuse."