You are here

August 2018

Toy Tales: Mega Bloks for Mega Development

Our ongoing series of Toy Tales 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 from a social worker at Therapy Associates/NJ Early Intervention System:

The Urgency to Reduce Plastic Waste

Our planet has a population of over 7.5 billion people and as a result we dump a massive 2.12 billion tons of waste per year. This is partly because 99% of the stuff we buy gets binned within 6 months of purchasing - this isn’t including food, human, electronic and medical waste either. 

Spotlight Collector: Elizabeth Wilson in Parker, CO

We asked first-time collector, Elizabeth Wilson, to reflect on the sucess of her collection this Spring in Parker, CO. She shared her inspiration behind holding a collection, and also some excellent tips for organizing toys as you collect! 

Bradley Hills Elementary Makes a Difference for Earth Month!!

In celebration of Earth Month, Bradley Hills Elementary School, in Bethesda MD, conducted a collection of gently used plastic toys. According to parent, Sherry Altman, who led the effort, "The collection was very successful, a lot of fun, and meaningful for the children."