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March 2019

The World’s Easiest Toy Drive

In Trumbull, CT we have been collecting via the Second Chance Toys model for many years.  Early on we posted flyers, put adds in the paper, had local politicians show up for press shots, but as we spoke to people dropping toys off, the response as to how did you hear about us was almost uniform…Facebook. 

Sharaay Tefila's Collections Continue to Delight!

For the past 10 years in a row, Temple Sharaay Tefila has been mobilizing parents and kids to donate their outgrown plastic toys to benefit local children in need. Their participation year after year, which has helped tens of thousands of children and kept as many pounds of plastic out of our landfills, exemplifies Tikkun Olam, a Jewish concept defined by acts of kindness to help repair the world.

The Coolidge School's Green Team Fosters Respect

The Coolidge School Green Team's mission is to help foster for students an appreciation and respect for nature while being conscientious of our impact on the environment and helping others. Second Chance Toys is a perfect partner with its core mission to give to others while keeping plastic out of landfills!

Chardoussin Family Donates to Norwescap Family Success Center

Katie Chardoussin, a parent of two children, in Warren County, NJ, contacted us last fall to see how she and her children could participate in a collection of gently used plastic toys. She was interested in the fact that they could learn from this experience firsthand from the experience and benefit from the teachable moments that Second Chance Toys provides.