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December 2018

PVHS Environmental Club Toy Drive Benefits Second Chance Toys

The Pascack Valley High School Environmental Club held a Second Chance Toy Drive to collect gently used plastic toys to donate to New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) for the holiday season.  The idea for the drive is to promote reusing of materials and toys while providing some joy and entertainment to needy children during the holidays. Through the overwhelming response from students and staff, the club was able to collect 200 toys to donate! 

Our 300,000th Toy Donated for the Holidays

This holiday season marked the milestone 300,000th toy donated by Second Chance Toys. The 300,000th toy came from a collection at Evergreen Elementary School in Scotch Plains, NJ, under the direction of principal, Colleen Haubert, With the help of the PTA and their Kids Care group, Evergreen has been participating in collections with Second Chance Toys for the last 10 years. The community has come to expect the collections, saving up their outgrown plastic toys for the twice-yearly program. At each of their one-hour collections the school brings in an average of 500 toys.

Spotlight Collector: Brianna Miller

After going through my own kids stash of half used toys, I was ready to throw the bag into one of those generic collection bins you find in the parking lot of a grocery store. I didn't know where they were going to, if they were going to be sold for profit or who they would benefit and I wondered how much of it would even get reused. With all of these questions in my head and a bag full of perfectly good toys on my back porch, I started doing some searching to see what local organizations I could send them off to instead, and that is when I found Second Chance Toys.