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Family and Children's Services of Central NJ Receive Second Chance Toys for the Family Child Home Program

P1010005 Sasha Lipton donates 85 toys to the Family and Children's Services of Central NJ to help the toddlers in the Family Child Home Program. Pictured are Tania Tapia, program manager and Marla Rivera, her assistant, who work with parents to show them how to use the toys to play with and teach their children.

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Over 400 Toys Rescued and Headed to the Children of Honduras

Hh Toy rescue efforts from numerous families throughout Bergen and Union counties yielded another batch of plastic toys for underprivileged children of Honduras. Through a continued partnership with the non-profit, Helping Honduras of Union City, NJ, Second Chance Toys is helping to bring miles of smiles to kids in rural communities. 

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University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ Accepts Second Chance Toys

P1010001 Pamela Schacter, M.S. Ed., Program Manager, at University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ accepts 30 Second Chance Toys from Sasha Lipton that were collected specifically to help the toddlers in her Early Intervention Program develop skills.The following is a testimonial letter:

Dear Sasha-Wow!  I brought my second load of toys from you into the office today and my staff were so excited!  We operate on such a limited budget that we rarely are able to buy new toys for our program.  I set aside a toy that has noise and vibrates for a child we serve who is deaf-blind.  Her physical therapist was so excited to have it to give to the family.This afternoon I was observing my Occupational Therapist in the home of a little boy who is partially paralyzed in one arm.  I asked his mom if she had toys to use to help him learn to use both hands.  She said no, she really couldn't afford to buy new toys.  I came back to the office and set aside blocks, pop beads and a farm for the therapist to bring to him on the next visit.These are just a few of the concrete examples of the amazing good that your work is doing.Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  Together we are better, and together we are making a real difference!Pam Schachter, M.S. EdEarly Intervention Program Manager, UMDNJ

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Second Chance Toys Donates to Helping Honduras

P1010005Just in time for their May shipment of toys to Honduras, Second Chance Toys funneled several collections of toys to Helping Honduras. Helping Honduras received a total of 550 toys from the Girl Scouts of Brayton School in Summit, NJ, Roots and Wings Family Daycare Center in Skillman, NJ and from donations given directly to Second Chance Toys by individuals. The toys will be distributed by officials in Honduras to the needy, hospitals and schools. We are very happy to help Juan Pablo Cardenas and his crew of hard working volunteers that work hard to help their country. For more information on Helping Honduras go to

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Daycare Center Closes and Donates to Second Chance Toys

Dscn4602The Roots and Wings Family Daycare Center in Skillman, NJ is closing and needed to find a home for 200 toys. They contacted Second Chance Toys and were very happy to find a way to put these toys to good use. These toys, including some large plastic playground toys and two large plastic houses were all part of the donation that went to Helping Honduras. The large playground toys will be used at schools and community centers that help the poor.

Girl Scouts of Brayton Brighten Our Day!!

The Girl Scouts at Brayton School held a Second Chance Toys collection at their school on May 3rd. They worked very hard to collect, clean and tag 200 toys with Second Chance Toys hang tags. Coordinated by Sara Kaplan, the girls and their parents were happy to take part in a really meaningful program that not only helped children less fortunate than they, but one that would help the environment too! It was a great way to learn to reuse and recycle. Their toys are being shipped to Honduras to help children all over the country.

The Goddard School in Sparta, NJ Donates Toys to Branchville Head Start

P1010042The Goddard School in Sparta, NJ in cooperation with Second Chance Toys conducted a toy rescue and recycling program led by the PTO. Over 145 toys were collected and donated to the Branchville Head Start.

Brownies of Amsterdam Elementary School Troop 35 Rescue & Donate Second Chance Toys

734787147208_0_bgThe Brownies of Amsterdam Elementary School Troop 35 collected approximately 250 toys from many generous people in the community.

Chelsea, Julie, Taylor, Isabella, Ann Marie, Jessica, Jenna, Angela, Christina, Cara, and Riya spent part of a meeting decorating a toy collection box and creating a poster for the Toy Rescue Drive.  For the poster, Co-Op Leader Claudia Ganas helped each girl trace their hand and titled it “The Earth is in Our Hands”.  They placed the flyer to collect clean, gently used toys in the center of their poster.  They also sent a flyer home with all students in their school. For the next two weeks they watched their toy collection box overflow in the entry way of their school.     

The photo with some of the brownies was taken after only the first week of the troops toy rescue efforts. The teachers from the Somerset County Head Start programs at 3 different schools will get first pick of the toys for their classrooms. The remaining toys will go to low income families in the local community. "Great job girls and great program Second Chance Toys" noted the Co-Op Troop Leader, Alisa Ugalde, who organized the program.